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

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 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.

Fourteen more awards
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has 25 awards from expert review sites, however the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has 11 awards.
A little better expert reviews
Based on 127 expert reviews, the average review score of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 90%, but the average rating of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 89% (based on 52 reviews).
6 Reasons For
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.

Four hundred and twenty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 750.00, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£133 cheaper
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II costs £133 less than the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Available from 6 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. 34952 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ranks No. 94102.
User reviews are a little better
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has an average user review score of 90%, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average rating of 89% (based on 437 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
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.

Only 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a digital camera that takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II only takes 750.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £133
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is £133 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 8 sellers, however the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is stocked by 14 stores. 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 three months
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is three 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. 94102 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II ranks No. 34952.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average user score of 89%, but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has an average user rating of 90% (based on 44 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Moderately lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a megapixel 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.

Fewer awards
Whilst the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has received 11 awards, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has received 25 awards.
A little Lower expert review Score
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II's average expert rating is 89%, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1's is 90% (based on 127 reviews).

Awards

25 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: 5 Star
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
onfoto.ru: Gold
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Recommended
11 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Gold
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 22 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
16.3MP
BEST
16.1MP
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.2MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
Material
 Magnesium
 Plastic
 Magnesium
 Plastic
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof

Lens System

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

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 81
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 50
 160
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25
 25600
 50
 160
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25
 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
 Flash off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
 Flash off
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)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
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
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Manual
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Manual
 Sunny
Photo Effects
 Sepia
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,12
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 PRINT Image Matching III
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data TruePic VII
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -6 - -2
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 3D Photography
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 3D Photography
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
443g 417g
BEST
Height
93.5mm 85mm
Depth
63.1mm 44.5mm
Width
130.4mm 123.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
497g 496g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BLN‑1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots 750 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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