Nikon D5100 vs Olympus E-5

Winner
Nikon D5100

71

Olympus E-5

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Battery life
Great battery life
870 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-5.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$540 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Olympus E-5 Competitors

Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$877 body only

$3,599 with 12-60mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Lowest price Much cheaper
Movie format Does not take movies
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 body only

$1,200 - $1,299 with 12-40mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Olympus E-30

Olympus E-30

Entry-level DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,599 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Smaller
Movie format Does not take movies

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Nikon D5100
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