NEX5R vs. Olympus E-510

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Aug 29, 2012
Nov 23, 2007
Aug 29, 2012
Mar 5, 2007
 
With 18-55mmm : $750/ £670/€749 ; Body Only: $650
 
 
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Mid-size SLR
Metal top/front plate, Polycarbonate
 
 
4912 x 3264
3648 x 2736
4912 x 2760, 3568 x 2368, 3568 x 2000, 2448 x 1624, 2448 x 1376
3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
3:2, 16:9
4:3
16 megapixels
10 megapixels
17 megapixels
12 megapixels
APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Bionz
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
Primary color filter
 
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
6
8
Yes
Yes
No
Sensor-shift
RAW
RAW
Fine, Standard
Standard, High, Super High
  • RAW
  • RAW+JPEG
  • JPEG
 
  • Contrast -3 to +3 steps
  • Saturation -3 to +3 steps
  • Sharpness -3 to +3 steps
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
No
No
Yes
Yes (lens focus by wire)
25
3
Sony E
Four Thirds
1.5×
2×
 
Tilting
No
3
2.5
920,000
230,000
Yes
No
Tilt Up 180° Down 50° TFT LCD
 
Yes
Yes
Electronic (optional)
Optical (pentamirror)
 
95%
 
0.92× (0.46× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
60 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
 
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
 
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Sports Action
  • Sunset
  • Night Portrait
  • Night View
  • Hand-held Twilight
 
No
Yes (pop-up)
 
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Accessory Port)
Yes (Olympus hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye
10.0 fps
3.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))
Yes (2 or 12 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
 
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
No
 
 
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
 
AVCHD
 
Stereo
None
Mono
 
 
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
No
Built-In
 
Shoot and share via smartphone apps
 
Yes (Yes, by optional RMT-DSLR1)
Yes (InfraRed (optional))
 
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion NPFW50 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable
330
 
276 g (0.61 lb / 9.74 oz)
490 g (1.08 lb / 17.28 oz)
111 x 59 x 39 mm (4.37 x 2.32 x 1.54)
136 x 92 x 68 mm (5.35 x 3.62 x 2.68)
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
None