Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Comparison



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

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 Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. Both cameras have 4/3 sensors but Olympus OM-D E-M5 III has a 20.4 MP and Olympus OM-D E-M5 II has a 16.1 MP resolution.

  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Front Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Olympus
Megapixels 20.4 16.1
Sensor Type Live MOS Live MOS
Sensor Format 4/3 4/3
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 2.0x 2.0x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3) 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 200 - 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: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Startup Time 0.8 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) High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 81-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (Normal/Small) / Eye Detection (Nearer, Left, Right) / Magnified (up to 14x, over 800 AF points)
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 Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 26 18
AW Buffer Size 23 13
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px) 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes Yes
Selfie Screen Yes Yes
Top Deck Display No No
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; 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.30x - 1.48x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4096x2160 (24p) 1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No No
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 Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 310 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 14.6 oz (414 g) includes batteries 16.5 oz (469 g) includes batteries
Size 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in. (125 x 85 x 50 mm) 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8 in. (124 x 85 x 45 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,199.00 Buy from Amazon for $799.00
Release Date 2019-11-30 2015-02-21