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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

41

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
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-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 - $649 body only

$434 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$897 body only

$1,256 with 12-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$800 - $899 body only

$899 with 60-1mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus E-520 Competitors

Olympus E-620

Olympus E-620

Entry-level DSLR

$749 body only

$948 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly smaller
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Olympus E-510

Olympus E-510

Entry-level DSLR

$184 body only

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Startup delay Less startup delay
Screen size Smaller screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Autofocus Video autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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