Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Comparison



Let’s compare the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S.

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 Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S. Both cameras have 4/3 sensors but Olympus OM-D E-M5 III has a 20.4 MP and Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S has a 10.2 MP resolution.

  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S
  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Front Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Panasonic
Megapixels 20.4 10.2
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) 3680 x 2760 (10.2 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 160 - 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, iISO, 160 - 51200 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, extendable to 80 - 204800
Startup Time 1.1 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) Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye detection, Tracking, 225-area, Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
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, iISO, 160 - 51200 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, extendable to 80 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 26 600
AW Buffer Size 23 120
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px) 1,620,000 dots (405,000 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 3680K-dot OLED, 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4096x2160 (24p) 4096x2160 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV, MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Both Slots 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 Type-A, 2.5mm Wired Remote Jack, 3.5mm External Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, TC In/Out via Flash Sync Terminal
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 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 1860mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 14.6 oz (414 g) includes batteries 23.3 oz (660 g) includes batteries
Size 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in. (125 x 85 x 50 mm) 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4 in. (139 x 98 x 87 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,199.00 Buy from Amazon for $2,215.00
Release Date 2019-11-30 2018-02-22