Olympus OM-D E-M5 (body only, Black) comparison

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 (body only, Black)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 (body only, Black)
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Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)

Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Body Only)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Body Only)
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Nikon D7000 (Body Only)

Nikon D7000 (Body Only)
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Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Price $799 to $1,149 at 7 stores $499 to $898 at 4 stores $1,099 to $2,699 at 8 stores $569 to $1,596 at 9 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 5 reviews 5.0 stars out of 5 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 39 reviews 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date January 31, 2012 September 05, 2012 September 06, 2013 October 15, 2010 November 06, 2012
The Bottom Line If you're looking for something a lot better, faster, and more sophisticated than a point-and-shoot that can stand up to your adventures, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a great choice. The Sony Alpha NEX-6 delivers an as-yet-unbeatable package of image quality, performance, and design, even for its rather high price. One of the fastest, most feature-laden cameras you can buy for less than $1,500, you really need to spend some quality time going through all the settings before using the Olympus OM-D E-M1. An excellent dSLR for experienced shooters or Nikon professionals looking for a relatively cheap option, the Nikon D7000 delivers on almost all counts, including the company's best shooting design to date. The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers.

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Flash Memory - Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Type TFT active matrix - Color
OLED display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.8 in x 1.7 in x 3.5 in
4.7 in x 1.7 in x 2.6 in
Info unavailable 5.2 in x 3 in x 4.1 in
5.1 in x 3.9 in x 3.1 in
Lens System Info unavailable 3 x x Zoom lens - 16 mm - 50 mm - F/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX
Optical sensor type Live MOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
MOS
CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 200-25600
ISO auto (200-25600)
ISO auto (100-3200)
ISO 100-25600
Info unavailable ISO auto
ISO 100-25600
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto
Digital zoom Info unavailable 4 x
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Video capture MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MJPEG - 1280 x 720 -
MJPEG - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Info unavailable H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
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Weight 13.2 oz
10.1 oz
Info unavailable 1.5 lbs
17.8 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Info unavailable Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
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