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
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

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

$479 - $549 body only

$470 - $599 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

$819 body only

$1,291 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

Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus E-510

Olympus E-510

Entry-level DSLR

Weight Slightly lighter
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

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