Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Nikon D500 Comparison



Let’s compare the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Nikon D500.

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 Nikon D500. While Olympus OM-D E-M5 III has 4/3 sensor, Nikon D500 has APS-C sensor and 20.4 has a 20.4 MP and Nikon D500 has a 20.9 MP resolution.

  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Nikon D500
  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Front Nikon D500 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Nikon
Megapixels 20.4 20.9
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.5x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3) 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 51200
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 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400
Startup Time 0.3 seconds
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) OVF: Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection; ; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
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 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 26 200
AW Buffer Size 23 200
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px) 2,359,000 dots (589,750 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes No
Viewfinder EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF; 2.68M-dot OLED, 1.20x - 1.37x magnification, 100% coverage, 27mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor SLR type: eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 1.0x magnification (~0.67x 35mm eq.), 16mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes No
Video Features
Video Resolution 4096x2160 (24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Dual slots, XQD+SD
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 Type-C Mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, 10-pin Remote Terminal, PC Sync
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
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) 1240 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 14.6 oz (414 g) includes batteries 30.2 oz (856 g) includes batteries
Size 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in. (125 x 85 x 50 mm) 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 in. (147 x 115 x 81 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,199.00 Buy from Amazon for $1,796.95
Release Date 2019-11-30 2016-03-15