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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

51

Olympus E-520

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Standard size (122×89×43 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

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

$826 body only

$1,058 with 12-40mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $449 body only

$390 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
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

$2,098 with 14-150mm lens

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

Olympus E-520 Competitors

Olympus E-30

Olympus E-30

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Larger
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$832 with 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5

Entry-level DSLR

$3,999 body only

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Larger

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