Sony SLT A55 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Sony SLT-A55

45

Olympus OM-D E-M5

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
900 ms startup delay
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Phase detection video autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
220 ms shutter lag
 

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
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen size Much 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

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $649 body only

$399 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$402 with 12-40mm 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

$899 body only

$1,200 - $1,299 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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