Sony SLT A77 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

46

Olympus OM-D E-M5

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Phase detection video autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Size
Really small
Standard size (122×89×43 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

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 Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Autofocus Slower video autofocus
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $3,198 body only

$1,398 with 28-70mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Overall image quality Better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $649 body only

$399 - $700 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

$885 body only

$1,429 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

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