Nikon D700 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Nikon D700

55

Olympus OM-D E-M5

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,303 ISO
Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
1000 shots
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Size
Really small
Standard size (122×89×43 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D700.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

competitors

Nikon D700 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$788 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 - $649 body only

$595 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$976 with 12-40mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $2,000 body only

$610 - $1,299 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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