Nikon D5100 vs Olympus E-5

Winner
Nikon D5100

70

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

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$324 body only

$399 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Olympus E-5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $999 body only

$999 with 60-1mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$890 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 PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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Nikon D5100
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