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Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ

Portability
58
Imaging
48
Features
76
Overall
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Olympus E-5 front
 
Olympus SP-565UZ front
Portability
72
Imaging
33
Features
32
Overall
32

Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Key Specs

Olympus E-5
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 800g - 143 x 117 x 75mm
  • Revealed February 2011
  • Previous Model is Olympus E-3
Olympus SP-565UZ
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 413g - 116 x 84 x 81mm
  • Released January 2009
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Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Overview

In this article, we are evaluating the Olympus E-5 versus Olympus SP-565UZ, one being a Advanced DSLR and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both of them are created by Olympus. The sensor resolution of the E-5 (12MP) and the SP-565UZ (10MP) is very comparable but the E-5 (Four Thirds) and SP-565UZ (1/2.3") enjoy totally different sensor measurements.

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The E-5 was released 2 years later than the SP-565UZ and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Olympus E-5 being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Olympus SP-565UZ being a Compact camera.

Before we go through a complete comparison, below is a brief view of how the E-5 grades against the SP-565UZ with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-5 over the Olympus SP-565UZ

 E-5 SP-565UZ 
ReleasedFebruary 2011January 2009More recent by 25 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display sizing3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution920k230kClearer display (+690k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Olympus SP-565UZ over the Olympus E-5

 SP-565UZ E-5 

Common features in the Olympus E-5 and Olympus SP-565UZ

 E-5 SP-565UZ 
Manual focus Very exact focusing
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Olympus E-5 has outer dimensions of 143mm x 117mm x 75mm (5.6" x 4.6" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 800 grams (1.76 lbs) whilst the Olympus SP-565UZ has proportions of 116mm x 84mm x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs).

Analyze the Olympus E-5 versus Olympus SP-565UZ in the new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have at the time. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the E-5 vs the SP-565UZ.

Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the E-5 and SP-565UZ is 58 and 72 respectively.

Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its tough to visualise the difference in sensor measurements merely by seeing specifications. The visual here will give you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the E-5 and SP-565UZ.

Plainly, both of the cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The E-5 because of its larger sensor will make shooting bokeh less difficult and the Olympus E-5 will produce extra detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop images far more aggressively. The younger E-5 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ sensor size comparison

Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-5 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus SP-565UZ as a Portrait photography camera
60
manual focus
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
features face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
low MP (12 megapixels)
39
has manual focus
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-5 Street photography information
Olympus SP-565UZ Street photography information
71
fully articulated screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
weather proof
56
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-5 Sports photography info
Olympus SP-565UZ Sports photography info
59
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
weather proof
has phase detect autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
low MP (12 megapixels)
33
incredible zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-5 Travel photography advice
Olympus SP-565UZ Travel photography advice
56
weather proof
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
does not have Timelapse function
low MP (12 megapixels)
52
built-in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
great zoom (520mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (10MP)
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-5 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus SP-565UZ as a Landscape photography camera
65
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
weather proof
has dual storage slots
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not have Timelapse function
40
has manual focus
relatively wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-5 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus SP-565UZ as a Vlogging camera
64
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
features face detection autofocus
has external microphone jack
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
24
relatively wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly display
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of mic jack
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Olympus E-5 vs Olympus SP-565UZ Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-5 and Olympus SP-565UZ
 Olympus E-5Olympus SP-565UZ
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus E-5 Olympus SP-565UZ
Class Advanced DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2011-02-03 2009-01-15
Body design Mid-size SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Processor TruePic V+ -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4032 x 3024 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 11 143
Cross focus points 11 -
Lens
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 26-520mm (20.0x)
Max aperture - f/2.8-4.5
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Available lenses 45 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.9
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 2.5"
Display resolution 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology HyperCrystal transmissive LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.58x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 1s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 18.00 m (at ISO 200) 6.40 m (ISO 200)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/250s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 @ 30 fps/15 fps, 320 x 240 @ 30 fps/15 fps
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG -
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 800 grams (1.76 lbs) 413 grams (0.91 lbs)
Dimensions 143 x 117 x 75mm (5.6" x 4.6" x 3.0") 116 x 84 x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 56 30
DXO Color Depth score 21.6 18.7
DXO Dynamic range score 10.5 10.1
DXO Low light score 519 68
Other
Battery life 870 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model BLM-5 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (12 or 2 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media Compact Flash (Type I or II)/SD/SDHC/SDXC xD Picture Card, Internal
Storage slots 2 Single
Retail price $1,700 $400