Olympus E-510 with Sony A900 Comparison

Olympus E-510 and Sony A900 Main Features

  • November, 2007
  • October, 2008
  • 10 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 25 MP Full frame 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.
  • 156 x 117 x 82 mm, 895g.
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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 A900 Scores


Imaging score
68
Features score
52
Value for money score
77
Portability score
64
Overall score
63

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 with Olympus E-510 Overview


Let's compare Olympus E-510 with Sony Alpha DSLR-A900. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Olympus E-510 was released in 2007, and Sony A900 in 2008. Alpha DSLR-A900 is newer, which is a plus. E-510 1 years older.
The sensor resolution of Alpha DSLR-A900 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 . Both cameras have Sensor-shift image stabilization. Sony A900 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-A900 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-A900
Brand Olympus Sony
Model E-510 Alpha DSLR-A900
Announced November, 2007 October, 2008
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Four Thirds Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2 n/a
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 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.46 0.74
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 9
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 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions mm 35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 861.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 25 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 6048 x 4032
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 880 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 490 g 895 g
Physical Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68 mm 156 x 117 x 82 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, UDMA Mode 5, Supports FAT12 / FAT16 / FAT32
Storage Slots 1 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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