Sony SLT A77 vs Olympus E-5

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

100

Olympus E-5

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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 Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$723 - $799 body only

$868 - $899 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Olympus E-5 Competitors

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$5,269 - $5,999 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,760 - $1,999 body only

$2,149 with 14-42mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,633 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

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