Olympus E-510 with Nikon D780 Comparison

Olympus E-510 and Nikon D780 Main Features

  • November, 2007
  • January, 2020
  • 10 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 25 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 136 x 92 x 68 mm, 490g.
  • 144 x 116 x 76 mm, 840g.
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Olympus E-510 Scores


Imaging score
44
Features score
49
Value for money score
67
Portability score
82
Overall score
52

Nikon D780 Scores


Imaging score
81
Features score
86
Value for money score
94
Portability score
69
Overall score
86

Nikon D780 with Olympus E-510 Overview


Let's compare Olympus E-510 with Nikon D780. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Olympus E-510 was released in 2007, and Nikon D780 in 2020. D780 is newer, which is a plus. E-510 13 years older.
The sensor resolution of D780 is greater than that of E-510. The difference of 15 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . E-510 has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), D780 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Nikon D780 has a larger 3-inch Tilting screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
E-510 has optical (pentamirror) viewfinder, and the D780 doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Olympus E-510 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Olympus E-510 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General E-510 D780
Brand Olympus Nikon
Model E-510 D780
Announced November, 2007 January, 2020
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Four Thirds Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2 1
Number of Lenses 45 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Tilting
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 2359k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.46 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 3 51
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 15
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/900 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions mm 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 858.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 25 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 6048 x 4024
Max Native ISO 1600 51200
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 204800
Min Boosted ISO 0 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 2260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15b
Physical
Weight 490 g 840 g
Physical Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68 mm 144 x 116 x 76 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 1 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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