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

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

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

$1,648 with 14-150mm 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

$499 - $649 body only

$545 - $699 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

$1,199 body only

$1,090 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus E-520 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$348

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen size Much larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $649 body only

$545 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50

Travel zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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