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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

47

Olympus E-520

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
71.0
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
 

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-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,715 with 14-150mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$519 - $549 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus E-520 Competitors

Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$839 body only

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$425 - $649 body only

$517 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus E-510

Olympus E-510

Entry-level DSLR

$216 body only

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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