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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$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

Olympus E-5 Competitors

Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$3,599 with 12-60mm lens

Size Slightly smaller
Movie format Does not take movies
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,796 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$619 - $799 body only

$629 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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Nikon D5100
D5100
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Olympus E-5
E-5
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