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

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Phase detection video autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Phase detection 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

$998 body only

$1,598 with 16-50mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points More focus points
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$595 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$479 - $549 body only

$549 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,064 body only

$1,258 with 12-50mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$620 - $999 body only

$750 with 12-40mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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