Olympus E-510 with Pentax K-5 Comparison

Olympus E-510 and Pentax K-5 Main Features

  • November, 2007
  • December, 2010
  • 10 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
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  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 136 x 92 x 68 mm, 490g.
  • 131 x 97 x 73 mm, 740g.
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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

Pentax K-5 Scores


Imaging score
59
Features score
78
Value for money score
86
Portability score
74
Overall score
73

Pentax K-5 with Olympus E-510 Overview


Let's compare Olympus E-510 with Pentax K-5. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Olympus E-510 was released in 2007, and Pentax K-5 in 2010. K-5 is newer, which is a plus. E-510 3 years older.
The sensor resolution of K-5 is greater than that of E-510. The difference of 6 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 Pentax K-5, the maximum ISO is greater by 11200. Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Pentax K-5 has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
E-510 has optical (pentamirror) viewfinder, and the K-5 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 K-5
Brand Olympus Pentax
Model E-510 K-5
Announced November, 2007 December, 2010
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Four Thirds Pentax KAF2
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2 1.5
Number of Lenses 45 150
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.46 0.61
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 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 9
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 13.00
Flash Modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, High speed, Rear curtain and Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions mm 23.6 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 370.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 4928 x 3264
Max Native ISO 1600 12800
Min Native ISO 100 80
Max Boosted ISO 0 51200
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 980 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI90
Physical
Weight 490 g 740 g
Physical Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68 mm 131 x 97 x 73 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
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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