Olympus E-5 vs Olympus E-520

Winner
Olympus E-5

100

Olympus E-520

77

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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.57x
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-520

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
135 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (136×92×68 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-520.

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
Olympus E-30

Olympus E-30

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
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 Competitors

Olympus E-30

Olympus E-30

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 with 14-42mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$511 - $899 body only

$999 with 14-150mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$832 with 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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