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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

49

Olympus E-520

32

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

$439 - $450 body only

$499 - $500 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$808 body only

$1,326 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

$1,300 body only

$1,660 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

Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$1,799 body only

$1,000 with 18-70mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$389 with 14-42mm lens

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

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