Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II Comparison



Let’s compare the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 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 Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II. While Olympus OM-D E-M5 III has 4/3 sensor, Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II has 35mm sensor and 20.4 has a 20.4 MP and Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II has a 42.4 MP resolution.

  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II
  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Front Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Sony
Megapixels 20.4 42.4
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) 7952 x 5304 (42.2 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 100 - 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 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400
Startup Time 1.2 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) TTL Phase-detection AF: Dedicated CCD line sensors: 79 points (15 cross-type points, F2.8- sensitive at the center point); Focal Plane Phase Detection: 399 points (323 selectable points, 79 hybrid-cross auto focus points*) * When Hybrid Phase Detection AF is activated
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 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 26 61
AW Buffer Size 23 25
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px) 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes Yes
Selfie Screen Yes Yes
Top Deck Display No Yes
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: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, eyepoint 23mm from the eyepiece lens/18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard), eye sensor
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) XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / 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 1/250
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm external mic jack, 2.5mm wired remote jack Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI (can output up to 4K/30p 8-bit 4:2:2) ; Microphone and Headphone jacks, DC input terminal
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 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 390 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 14.6 oz (414 g) includes batteries 29.9 oz (849 g)
Size 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in. (125 x 85 x 50 mm) 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.0 in. (143 x 104 x 76 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,199.00 Buy from Amazon for $3,198.00
Release Date 2019-11-30 2016-11-30