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

$479 - $499 body only

$400 - $549 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,060 body only

$1,254 with 12-50mm lens

Screen resolution 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

$999 - $1,099 body only

$1,000 with 12-50mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus E-520 Competitors

Olympus E-510

Olympus E-510

Entry-level DSLR

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$849 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly smaller
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$250 with 14-42mm lens

Size Smaller
Startup delay Less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Olympus E-520
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