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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

63

Olympus E-520

41

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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-520

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
135 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
650 shots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

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

$449 - $998 body only

$499 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

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

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 with 14-150mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly 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

$1,099 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus E-520 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus SP-600 UZ

Olympus SP-600 UZ

Super zoom

Movie format Shoots movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

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

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