Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Leica SL2 Comparison



Let’s compare the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Leica SL2.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Olympus OM-D E-M5 III and Leica SL2. While Olympus OM-D E-M5 III has 4/3 sensor, Leica SL2 has 35mm sensor and 20.4 has a 20.4 MP and Leica SL2 has a 47.3 MP resolution.

  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Leica SL2
  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Front Leica SL2 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Leica
Megapixels 20.4 47.3
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.0x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3) 8368 x 5584 (46.7 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 50 - Max 50000
Full ISO Settings AUTO ISO: LOW (approx. 64) - 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 64) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Advanced Dual FAST AF: Hybrid Phase-detect/Contrast-detect AF, 121 AF points, all cross-type; All target, group target (25, 9 or 5-area), single target (normal/small) Contrast-detect AF with depth mapping "Leica Object Detection AF": 225 zones; Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-Field, Zone, Face detection, object Tracking, optional Touch AF; Smart AF (autonomously selects AFs and AFc), AFs (picture taken only after successful focusing), AFc (picture can be taken at any time), AF setting can be saved
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO ISO: LOW (approx. 64) - 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 64) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 60 sec 1/40000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 26 100
AW Buffer Size 23 78
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px) 2,100,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF; 2.68M-dot OLED, 1.20x - 1.37x magnification, 100% coverage, 27mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor EVF: 5.76M-dot "EyeRes" OLED, 0.78x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, 120 fps, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4096x2160 (24p) 4992x3744 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AAC), MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AC-3)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Both slots support UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm external mic jack, 2.5mm wired remote jack USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C, HDMI 2.0b Type A; 3.5mm mic/remote and headphone/remote jacks; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA)
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 14.6 oz (414 g) includes batteries 32.7 oz (928 g) includes batteries
Size 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in. (125 x 85 x 50 mm) 5.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 in. (146 x 107 x 42 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,199.00 Buy from Amazon for $5,995.00
Release Date 2019-11-30 2019-11-21