Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
2% higher megapixel count Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP higher than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (16.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Shorter Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 63.1mm tall digital camera. That's 21.9mm shorter than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (85mm).
Much better user reviews
Based on 2 user reviews, the average review score of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 100%, but the average rating of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 90% (based on 31 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Slightly more total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a total megapixel count of 17.2MP, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is only a 16.8MP digital camera (0.4MP less).
A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Lighter Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 417g digital camera. That's 26g lighter than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (417g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Two times thinner Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 44.5mm deep digital camera, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 93.5mm deep digital camera (49mm thicker).
A bit narrower Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 123.7mm wide digital camera, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 130.4mm wide digital camera (6.7mm wider).
£87 cheaper
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II costs £87.12 less than the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 18682 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ranks No. 22306.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
3% less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 16.8MP digital camera. That's 0.4MP less than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (17.2MP).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (60fps).
Slightly heavier Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a weight of 443g, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 417g digital camera (26g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Thicker Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a depth of 93.5mm. That's 49mm thicker than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (44.5mm).
6% wider Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a width of 130.4mm. That's 6.7mm wider than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (123.7mm).
More expensive by £87
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is £87.12 more expensive than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.
Not as many stockists
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is only stocked by 16 retailers, however the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is stocked by 18 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by five months
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is five months older than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.
Less popular
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 22306 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II ranks No. 18682.
3 Reasons Against
Moderately lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 16.3MP digital camera (0.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

21.9mm taller Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 85mm tall, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 63.1mm tall digital camera (21.9mm shorter).
A lot Lower user review Score
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II's average user rating is 90%, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1's is 100% (based on 2 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

27 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16.3MP
BEST
16.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 3200 x 2400
 1280 x 960
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 3200 x 2400
 1280 x 960
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP 17.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
800 800
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 100
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
200 200
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Guide
10m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280×720@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280×720@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Custom modes
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Movie
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Art
 Muted
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Art
 Muted
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,12 2,3,5,10,12,20,30
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Adjustment Mode
 Saturation
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Altimeter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Altimeter
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
4 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Rotation
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunrise
 Documents
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunrise
 Documents
 Night portrait
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 SLK
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 SLK
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
443g 417g
BEST
Height
63.1mm
BEST
85mm
Depth
93.5mm 44.5mm
BEST
Width
130.4mm 123.7mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
497g 469g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data BLN-1
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 30 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
-10 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Speaker
Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
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