Nikon D5100 vs Olympus E-5

Winner
Placeholder

139

Placeholder

91

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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
11

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

Placeholder

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Placeholder

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution

Olympus E-5 Competitors

Placeholder

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Placeholder

Olympus E-30

Entry-level DSLR

Size Smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Movie format Does not take movies
Placeholder

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$2,733 with 12-60mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Size Slightly smaller
Movie format Does not take movies

discussion

Placeholder
D5100
Nikon

Report a correction
Placeholder
E-5
Olympus

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments