Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Olympus E-5

Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7000

83

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Olympus E-5

45

Olympus E-5

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 519 ISO
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The D7000 has excellent image quality 1.2 f-stops higher ISO than the E-5
Overall image quality Much better image quality 80.0 vs 56.0
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More than 40% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 10.5 EV
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3.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 21.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1.9 more bits of color
Lens availability Much more lenses available 205 lenses vs 40 lenses
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More than 5x more lenses available
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Focus points Many more focus points 39 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus Yes vs No
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Record movies without worrying about focus
Lowest price Much cheaper $1,098.95 vs $2,518.77
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The best price we've seen is $1,420 cheaper (2.3x less)
True resolution Higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Size Much smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 143x117x75 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.58x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life 1050 shots vs 870 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 780 g vs 892 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Olympus E-5

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 11 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              D7000:1050 shots
              E-5:870 shots
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              D7000:$1,098.95
              E-5:$2,518.77
              Weight Heavy Help
              D7000:780 g
              E-5:892 g
              Size Large Help
              D7000:132x105x77 mm
              E-5:143x117x75 mm
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D7000:16.1 MP
              E-5:12.2 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              D7000:1080p @ 24fps
              E-5:720p @ 30fps

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,047 - $1,097 body only

              $1,347 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

              $1,299 - $1,599 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $929 body only

              $834 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,155 body only

              $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $556 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Olympus E-5 Competitors

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              Olympus E-3

              Olympus E-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,399 body only

              $1,889 - $2,200 with 12-40mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 body only

              $899 with 14-42mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
              Olympus E-30

              Olympus E-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $931 - $1,247 body only

              $1,345 - $1,447 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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              Vitaliy (5:46 AM, September 01, 2013)
              Why is that?
               
              Camera expert (5:28 PM, August 21, 2013)
              Very foolish to compare cameras like this!