Nikon D700 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Nikon D700

56

Olympus OM-D E-M5

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,303 ISO
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
197 ms shutter lag
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

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

$1,499 - $1,897 body only

$2,150 - $2,397 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,971 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,045 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$479 - $499 body only

$549 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$901 body only

$1,268 with 12-50mm lens

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

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,300 body only

$1,632 with 12-40mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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