Olympus E-510 with Sony A700 Comparison

Olympus E-510 and Sony A700 Main Features

  • November, 2007
  • December, 2007
  • 10 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 6400 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
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 136 x 92 x 68 mm, 490g.
  • 142 x 105 x 80 mm, 768g.
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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

Sony A700 Scores


Imaging score
50
Features score
54
Value for money score
71
Portability score
71
Overall score
57

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 with Olympus E-510 Overview


Let's compare Olympus E-510 with Sony Alpha DSLR-A700. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Both of these models were released in 2007. This means that differences will go a long way. Let's take a closer look.
The sensor resolution of E-510 is greater than that of Alpha DSLR-A700. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. 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 . Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Sony A700 has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
E-510 has optical (pentamirror) viewfinder, and the Alpha DSLR-A700 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 5.0 fps continuous shooting. Olympus E-510 has 5.0 fps continuous shooting.

General E-510 Alpha DSLR-A700
Brand Olympus Sony
Model E-510 Alpha DSLR-A700
Announced November, 2007 December, 2007
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Four Thirds Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2 1.5
Number of Lenses 45 143
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.46 0.6
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 0
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 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, rear curtain, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 4272 x 2848
Max Native ISO 1600 6400
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None None
Video Formats
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 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 490 g 768 g
Physical Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68 mm 142 x 105 x 80 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 Compact Flash (Type I or II), Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo
Storage Slots 1 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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