Olympus E-510 with Sony A99 Comparison

Olympus E-510 and Sony A99 Main Features

  • November, 2007
  • December, 2012
  • 10 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 24 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • -
  • Built-In GPS
  • 136 x 92 x 68 mm, 490g.
  • 147 x 111 x 78 mm, 812g.
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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 A99 Scores


Imaging score
71
Features score
80
Value for money score
88
Portability score
69
Overall score
79

Sony SLT-A99 with Olympus E-510 Overview


Let's compare Olympus E-510 with Sony SLT-A99. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Olympus E-510 was released in 2007, and Sony A99 in 2012. SLT-A99 is newer, which is a plus. E-510 5 years older.
The sensor resolution of SLT-A99 is greater than that of E-510. The difference of 14 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 A99 has a larger 3-inch Articulated screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
E-510 has optical (pentamirror) viewfinder, and the SLT-A99 doesn’t have. Viewfinder SLT-A99 has a higher resolution of 2359k dots, E-510 has a resolution of no electronic viewfinderk dots. 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 10.0 fps continuous shooting. Olympus E-510 has 10.0 fps continuous shooting.

General E-510 SLT-A99
Brand Olympus Sony
Model E-510 SLT-A99
Announced November, 2007 December, 2012
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Four Thirds Sony/Minolta Alpha
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2 1
Number of Lenses 45 143
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Articulated
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 1229k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.46 0.71
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 19
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 11
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 10.0 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, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions mm 35.8 x 23.8 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 852.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 1600 25600
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Built-In
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 500 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM500H
Physical
Weight 490 g 812 g
Physical Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68 mm 147 x 111 x 78 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 Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD, SDHC and SDXC
Storage Slots 1 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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