Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Sony NEX 7

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

78

Sony NEX-7

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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-7.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 - $549 body only

$449 - $600 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
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

$1,652 with 14-150mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
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

$800 - $899 body only

$799 with 60-1mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Size Larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$1,099 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

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Avatar for Nizmo Nizmo (3:37 PM, June 19, 2013)
Good luck with it! All these points are nonsense. They should compare the whole system including lenses and after that they should see that OMD smoke NEX big time!

I bit these rubbish reviews myself and bought NEX5N and NEX6 only to sent these rubbish cameras back and get Oly and never look back.

Sony is a rubbish brand, check my video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-I1sVYFKKk
 
kathleen (5:30 AM, May 28, 2013)
but the nex 7 point is 90 and omd is 89..the nex 7 is a little bit higher..
thats it im gonna pick nex 7 :D..what do you guys think?
 
Avatar for عبدالله المعوشرجي عبدالله المعوشرجي (5:03 PM, July 06, 2012)
There's one advantage for the NEX-7 that's not mentioned here, that it's.. AVAiLABLE! the OM-D is always out of stock or is only available wt prices significantly higher than the suggested retail price. This is a temporary advantage though.
 
Kibberlasen (5:06 PM, May 10, 2012)
I was going for the Nex-7, and in some ways (not all)  it is the best camera, but reading different forums it is also a dust magnet, and I have had enough of that, so I go for the Olympus.

The Olympus has also better AF, they have the best anti-dust system, and it is weather sealed, so the dust-problem of the Nex-7 does it for me - there are reports that even NOT shifted lenses it sucks dust (perhaps the missing weather sealing ?), and even I do know how to clean it I would rather use my time better.