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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

46

Olympus E-520

30

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-520

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
135 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
650 shots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

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

$599 - $649 body only

$595 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,672 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-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $2,000 body only

$1,150 - $1,299 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
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 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-410

Olympus E-410

Entry-level DSLR

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

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