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

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

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

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$626 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,640 body only

$1,400 with 16-50mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$948 - $2,698 body only

$1,098 with 28-70mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $450 body only

$499 - $500 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
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$808 body only

$1,326 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

$1,300 body only

$1,660 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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