Sony SLT A55 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Sony SLT-A55

53

Olympus OM-D E-M5

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Phase detection autofocus
Badge
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.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A55.

competitors

Sony SLT-A55 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much smaller screen

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,756 with 14-150mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
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

$360 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$558 body only

$899 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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