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

Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7000

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Olympus E-5

45

Olympus E-5

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,167 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
 

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
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 

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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
$679.00 vs $1,641.08
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The best price we've seen is $962 cheaper (2.4x 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
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.58x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
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
Size
Much smaller
132x105x77 mm vs 143x117x75 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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
              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
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              D7000:780 g
              E-5:892 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              D7000:$679.00
              E-5:$1,641.08
              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
              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

              $896 - $897 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $385 body only

              $429 - $499 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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $779 body only

              $1,004 with 55-300mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Olympus E-5 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus E-3

              Olympus E-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $659 body only

              $3,599 with 12-60mm lens

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

              Olympus OM-D E-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,068 - $1,300 body only

              $1,646 - $2,099 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

              $650 - $800 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
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,169 body only

              $910 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Olympus E-620

              Olympus E-620

              Entry-level DSLR

              $454 with 14-42mm lens

              Size Much smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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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!