Olympus E-510 with Nikon D850 Comparison

Olympus E-510 and Nikon D850 Main Features

  • November, 2007
  • August, 2017
  • 10 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 136 x 92 x 68 mm, 490g.
  • 146 x 124 x 79 mm, 1015g.
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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 D850 Scores


Imaging score
85
Features score
90
Value for money score
96
Portability score
62
Overall score
91

Nikon D850 with Olympus E-510 Overview


Let's compare Olympus E-510 with Nikon D850. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Olympus E-510 was released in 2007, and Nikon D850 in 2017. D850 is newer, which is a plus. E-510 10 years older.
The sensor resolution of D850 is greater than that of E-510. The difference of 36 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.
At the first camera (E-510), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Nikon D850, the maximum ISO is greater by 24000. E-510 has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), D850 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Nikon D850 has a larger 3-inch Tilting screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
E-510 has optical (pentamirror) viewfinder, and the D850 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 7.0 fps continuous shooting. Olympus E-510 has 7.0 fps continuous shooting.

General E-510 D850
Brand Olympus Nikon
Model E-510 D850
Announced November, 2007 August, 2017
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 0.75
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 3 153
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 99
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 7.0 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 Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
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 46 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 8256 x 5504
Max Native ISO 1600 25600
Min Native ISO 100 64
Max Boosted ISO 0 102400
Min Boosted ISO 0 32
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4
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) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 1840 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15a
Physical
Weight 490 g 1015 g
Physical Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68 mm 146 x 124 x 79 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 SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + XQD
Storage Slots 1 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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