Sony SLT A77 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

48

Olympus OM-D E-M5

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Phase detection video autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

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 SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,909 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $549 body only

$399 - $600 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,773 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

$800 - $899 body only

$899 with 60-1mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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