Olympus E-M1 vs. Sony NEX-5R

Take a look between the comparison of Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Sony Alpha NEX-5R, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 features 16.3MP Live MOS Sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor on the other hand Sony Alpha NEX-5R features 16.1 MP APS-C Size HD Sensor and Bionz Image Processor , take a look at the Major Specification Below.


Olympus OM-D E-M1 Major Features

  • 16.3MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • FAST Dual Phase- & Contrast-Detection AF
  • Interactive 2,360k-Dot EVF
  • 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilization with IS Auto
  • Built-In Wireless Connectivity
  • 10 fps and 1/8000 sec. Top Shutter Speed
  • Dust/Splash/Freezeproof Mag. Alloy Body


Sony Alpha NEX-5R Major Features

  • 16.1 MP APS-C Size HD Sensor
  • Uses Sony E-mount Lenses
  • Full 1080 HD 60p/60i/24p Movie Capture
  • 3.0″ 180º Tilt-able Touchscreen LCD
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus
  • PlayMemories Camera and Mobile Apps
  • Wi-Fi Sharing
  • Intuitive Interface with Control Dial
  • Low Light Performance up to ISO 25600
  • Includes 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens

Major Difference

Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs. Sony Alpha NEX-5R Specification Comparison Table.  


Olympus E-M1 is 11 months older than Sony Alpha NEX-5R.

Megapixel: Olympus E-M1 more megapixels compared to Sony Alpha NEX-5R.

Bigger Sensor Size:  Sony Alpha NEX-5R features bit bigger sensor than Olympus E-M1. Sony NEX 5R features APS-C sensor on the other hand E-M1 features M4/3 sensor.

AF System: Fujifilm E-M1 and Sony Alpha NEX-5R both camera feature same type of AF system. The Olympus E-M1 features 81 contrast-detect AF points and 37 Phase detect AF points, when combined, make the FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) focusing system that is able to Fast and more accurate AF system. In short: Olympus E-M1 have More AF points Compared to Sony Alpha NEX-5R, hence you get more area under AF points with Olympus E-M1.

ISO: Olympus E-M1 and Sony Alpha NEX-5R both camera feature same ISO range.

Better Shutter Range: Olympus E-M1 features better shutter range compared to Sony Alpha NEX-5R.  Olympus E-M1 have top 1/8000 sec. shutter speed and continuous shooting up to 10 fps.

Display: Olympus E-M1 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Sony Alpha NEX-5R.

Battery Life (CIPA): Olympus E-M1 battery rating is 350 shots and other hand Sony Alpha NEX-5R 330 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Sony Alpha NEX-5R is smaller than Olympus E-M1.

Weight: Sony Alpha NEX-5R lighter than Olympus E-M1.

Olympus E-M1 is a rugged camera – Constructed from magnesium alloy, the E-M1 features a dust-, splash-, and freezeproof design that enables full-functionality in adverse conditions. The rugged metal body is also designed to be as lightweight and ergonomic as possible to support comfortable use for long shooting durations.


Price: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless (Body Only): $1,399.00 and Sony Alpha NEX-5R (only body): $449.00


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