54points

Olympus OM-D E-M5

51points

Sony NEX-5T

Olympus OM-D E-M5
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Sony NEX-5T

Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M5 better than Sony NEX-5T?

  • 10 more focus points
    ?

    35vs25
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • Has an optical viewfinder
    ?
  • Has a stereo microphone
    ?
  • Has a microphone input
    ?
  • Has sensor shift stabilization
    ?
  • 30s longer exposure time
    ?

    60svs30s
  • 10 more lenses available
    ?

    26vs16

Why is Sony NEX-5T better than Olympus OM-D E-M5?

  • 1.62x larger sensor
    ?

    23.4 x 15.6mmvs17.3 x 13mm
  • 20shots longer battery life
    ?

    330shotsvs310shots
  • 11.11% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    10fpsvs9fps
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
    ?
  • 207g lighter
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    218gvs425g
  • Has a remote control
    ?
  • 311k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    921k dotsvs610k dots
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
    ?

Price comparison

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Buy used:

$410.00

ProductStorePrice
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Body Silver
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$899.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Silver) (Body...Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Silver) (Body Only)
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$549.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera Body On...Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera Body Only, (Black)
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$849.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Mirrorless Di...Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Silver) + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Silver) + M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Lens (Silver)
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$1,222.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Camera Body ...Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Camera Body (Black), Wi-Fi Enabled, 4K Video
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$449.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Black Camera ...Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Black Camera Body with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO Lens
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$2,499.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Mirrorle...Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch Tilting OLED Touchscreen [Body Only] (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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$449.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Weather Sealed...Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Weather Sealed Kit with 14-150mm Lens, 3" LCD, Silver, US Only (Renewed)
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$749.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Mirrorless Di...Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black) + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Black)
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$1,123.00

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

425g

218g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.has an optical viewfinder
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
5.Has a hot shoe
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.screen resolution

610k dots

921k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Optics

1.sensor size

17.3 x 13mm

23.4 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

35

25

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

16.1MP

16.1MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

9fps

10fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.supports AVCHD format
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

310shots

330shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.Has a remote control
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.has an HDMI output
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.has an accelerometer
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.has NFC
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

Price comparison

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Buy used:

$410.00

ProductStorePrice
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Body Silver
Amazon logo
$899.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Silver) (Body...Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Silver) (Body Only)
Amazon logo
$549.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera Body On...Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Camera Body Only, (Black)
Amazon logo
$849.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Mirrorless Di...Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Silver) + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Silver) + M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Lens (Silver)
Amazon logo
$1,222.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Camera Body ...Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Camera Body (Black), Wi-Fi Enabled, 4K Video
Amazon logo
$449.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Black Camera ...Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Black Camera Body with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO Lens
Amazon logo
$2,499.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Mirrorle...Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch Tilting OLED Touchscreen [Body Only] (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$449.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Weather Sealed...Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Weather Sealed Kit with 14-150mm Lens, 3" LCD, Silver, US Only (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$749.00
Olympus OM-D E-M5 AmazonOlympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Mirrorless Di...Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black) + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Black)
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$1,123.00

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