Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Olympus E-520

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

42

Olympus E-520

27

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-520

Battery life
Great battery life
650 shots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-520.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $649 body only

$399 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

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

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$879 body only

$1,234 with 12-50mm 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

$800 - $899 body only

$899 with 60-1mm lens

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

Olympus E-520 Competitors

Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

$749 body only

$948 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly smaller
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Olympus E-510

Olympus E-510

Entry-level DSLR

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Startup delay Less startup delay
Screen size Smaller screen
Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$300 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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