Sony SLT A55 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Sony SLT-A55

52

Olympus OM-D E-M5

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A55

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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
Thickness
Thin
1.7"

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

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$632 body only

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

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
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

$1,648 with 14-150mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $649 body only

$545 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,090 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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