Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

100

Sony NEX-5N

92

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1100 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Weight
Light-weight
269 g

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 NEX-5N.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$865 body only

$1,352 with 12-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $499 body only

$499 - $549 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 body only

$2,300 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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