Nikon D5100 vs Olympus E-5

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Olympus E-5

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

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

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Olympus E-5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 - $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
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$520 - $849 body only

$629 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 body only

$2,300 with 12-40mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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Nikon D5100
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