Nikon D5100 vs Olympus E-5

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Olympus E-5

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-5

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.57x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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

$436 body only

$394 - $447 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

$378 body only

$399 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

$410 - $597 body only

$479 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Olympus E-5 Competitors

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$5,272 - $5,999 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth
Size Much larger
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,995 - $1,999 body only

$2,149 with 14-42mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,625 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Does not take movies

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
Nikon

Report a correction
Olympus E-5
E-5
Olympus

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments