Sony SLT A55 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Sony SLT-A55

46

Olympus OM-D E-M5

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Phase detection video autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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-A55.

competitors

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$900 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$567 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $549 body only

$399 - $600 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
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

$933 body only

$1,269 with 12-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
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

$899 with 60-1mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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