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

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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
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

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

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Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$549 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,140 body only

$1,982 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
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Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$404

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life
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Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Much shorter battery life
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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