Sony SLT A55 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
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48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Size
Really small
Standard size (122×89×43 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
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competitors

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

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Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed Weather sealed
GPS No built-in GPS
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Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen

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 Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,138 body only

$1,977 with 12-40mm lens

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

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$2,300 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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