Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of E-520 vs D5200

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

E-520
8.0
D5200
9.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

E-520
9.1
D5200
6.8
Focus lag

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

E-520
8.8
D5200
8.1
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

E-520
9.3
D5200
9.2
Reviews from techradar.com, trustedreviews.com, dpreview.com and 43rumors.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of E-520 vs D5200

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

E-520
548 ISO
D5200
1,284 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

E-520
135 ms
D5200
302 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

E-520
80 ms
D5200
88 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

E-520
1,400 ms
D5200
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

E-520
3.5 fps
D5200
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

E-520
650 photos
D5200
500 photos

Features Key features of the E-520  vs D5200 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

E-520
10 MP
D5200
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

E-520
1,600 ISO
D5200
25,600 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

E-520
2.7"
D5200
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

E-520
0.46x
D5200
0.51x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

E-520
24.3 microns
D5200
15.3 microns

Reviews Word on the street

E-520  vs D5200 

9.0
8.0
The E-520's TruePicIII image processor can pull out more detail from shadow areas without blowing highlights; this is similar to Nikon's D-Lighting and Sony's D-Range Optimiser technology.
E-520

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

E-520  vs
D5200 
Type NMOS CMOS
Megapixels 10 MP 24 MP
Resolution 3648 x 2736 6000 x 4000
Size Four Thirds APS-C
Area 18 x 13.5 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 2.0x 1.5x
Pixel size 24.3 microns 15.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.7" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 60 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 3.5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 650 500
Continuous shooting
3.5 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Focus lag 135 ms 302 ms
Shutter lag 80 ms 88 ms
Startup delay 1,400 ms 500 ms

video

E-520  vs
D5200 
Video None 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p N/A Yes
Shoots high speed video N/A No
External mic jack N/A 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus type N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous N/A Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.92x 0.78x
Viewfinder size 0.46x 0.51x

form factor

Size 136 x 92 x 68 mm 129 x 98 x 78 mm
Thickness 68 mm 78 mm
Weight 552 g 555 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No Yes
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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