Olympus E-5 vs Olympus E-30

Winner
Olympus E-5

159

Olympus E-30

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-5

HD movies
Movie format
720p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-30

Weight
Light-weight
665 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-30.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-5.

competitors

Olympus E-5 Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,418 with 18-135mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$532 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price Much cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus E-520

Olympus E-520

Entry-level DSLR

Size Much smaller
Weight Much lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Olympus E-30 Competitors

Olympus E-520

Olympus E-520

Entry-level DSLR

Size Much smaller
Storage slots Has more storage slots
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Olympus E-510

Olympus E-510

Entry-level DSLR

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Olympus E-3

Olympus E-3

Entry-level DSLR

$1,490 with 14-54mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
True resolution Much lower true resolution

discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:35 PM, August 08, 2012)
Thanks for pointing that out, we do make mistakes from time to time. If you ever find anything that is wrong in the future, you can help us fixed them up, by heading over to our sister site Sortable, which allows you to edit product specs, the changes will show up on Sortable the next day.
 
Jasonalanlarsen (5:57 AM, August 08, 2012)
Your comparison is a bit off here- #1 the memory card slots are the same- the E-30 has 2, an xD and CF. The E-30 does have a flip out screen as the E-5 does. You need to get you facts straight here guys