Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Nikon D850 Comparison



Let’s compare the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Nikon D850.

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 D850. While Olympus OM-D E-M5 III has 4/3 sensor, Nikon D850 has 35mm sensor and 20.4 has a 20.4 MP and Nikon D850 has a 45.7 MP resolution.

  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Nikon D850
  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Front Nikon D850 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Nikon
Megapixels 20.4 45.7
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.0x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3) 8256 x 5504 (45.4 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 64 - Max 25600
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, 64 - 25,600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 32 in Lo-1, up to 102,400 in Hi-2
Startup Time 0.2 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) Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning: 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, 64 - 25,600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 32 in Lo-1, up to 102,400 in Hi-2
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 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; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.75x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4096x2160 (24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV/MP4 (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM/AAC audio)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support 1 SD UHS-II slot, 1 XQD slot
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 Mini HDMI (Type C), USB 3.0 Micro-B, 10-pin Expansion Terminal (GP-1 GPS compatible), Stereo Mic Mini Jack (3.5mm), Stereo Audio Out (3.5mm)
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) 1840 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable EN-EL15a Lithium-ion rechargeable or MB-D18 battery grip
Weight 14.6 oz (414 g) includes batteries 32.3 oz (915 g)
Size 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in. (125 x 85 x 50 mm) 5.7 x 4.9 x 3.1 in. (146 x 124 x 79 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,199.00 Buy from Amazon for $3,296.95
Release Date 2019-11-30 2017-09-15