Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Nikon D780 Comparison



Let’s compare the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Nikon D780.

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 D780. While Olympus OM-D E-M5 III has 4/3 sensor, Nikon D780 has 35mm sensor and 20.4 has a 20.4 MP and Nikon D780 has a 24.5 MP resolution.

  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Nikon D780
  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Front Nikon D780 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Nikon
Megapixels 20.4 24.5
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.0x
AA Filter None Fixed
Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3) 6048 x 4024 (24.3 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 ISO 100 - 51,200, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 102,400), Hi-2 (ISO 204,800), Auto (adjustable)
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) OVF: 51-point (15 cross-type, f/8 supported by 11 points) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking via Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II; Hybrid phase-detect/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 ISO 100 - 51,200, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 102,400), Hi-2 (ISO 204,800), Auto (adjustable)
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 900 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 26
AW Buffer Size 23
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px) 2,359,296 dots (786,432 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 Yes
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; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.70x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
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 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/200
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 USB-C, Type-C Mini HDMI, Accessory Terminal, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack, Built-in Wi-Fi
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) 2260 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 14.6 oz (414 g) includes batteries 29.6 oz (840 g)
Size 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in. (125 x 85 x 50 mm) 5.6 x 4.5 x 3.0 in. (144 x 116 x 76 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,199.00 Buy from Amazon for $2,299.00
Release Date 2019-11-30 2020-01-25