Comparing Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon 1 V1

1. Olympus OM-D E-M5

17 Reasons why Olympus OM-D E-M5 is better

Comparing Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon 1 V1

1.Vastly more megapixels (photo)
16.1MPvs 10.1MP (Nikon 1 V1)
2.Notably larger sensor
17.3 x 13mmvs 13.2 x 8.8mm (Nikon 1 V1)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
3.Has a flip-out screen
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
4.Explicitly higher maximum light sensitivity
25600ISOvs 6400ISO (Nikon 1 V1)
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.Has WiFi
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
The device can connect to WiFi.
6.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
7.Has sensor shift stabilization
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
8.Weather sealed
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
9.Supports AVCHD format
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
10.Has a touch screen
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
11.Has an optical viewfinder
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
12.Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
13.Significantly less startup delay
1.1svs 1.3s (Nikon 1 V1)
It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
14.Vastly more lenses available
26vs 4 (Nikon 1 V1)
A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
15.Sizably longer exposure time
60svs 30s (Nikon 1 V1)
When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
16.Has manual focus
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
This allows to manually set the focus.
17.Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 V1)
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
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2. Nikon 1 V1

17 Reasons why Nikon 1 V1 is better

Comparing Nikon 1 V1 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

1.Explicitly more focus points
135vs 35 (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
2.Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
10fpsvs 9fps (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
294gvs 425g (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
4.Distinctly faster maximum shutter speed
0.0000625svs 0.00025s (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
5.Plenty higher pixel density
471ppivs 375ppi (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
6.Notably higher resolution
1,176 x 784pxvs 901 x 676px (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
7.Appreciably more battery power
1900mAhvs 1220mAh (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
8.Way less body volume
373.58cm³vs 466.89cm³ (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
76mmvs 89mm (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
10.Vastly higher resolution (screen)
921k dotsvs 610k dots (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
113mmvs 122mm (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
12.Has GPS
Yesvs No (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
13.Clearly less shutter lag
0.097svs 0.277s (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
14.Has timelapse function
Yesvs No (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
15.Can be controlled remotely
Yesvs No (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
16.Supports slow motion video recording
Yesvs No (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
17.Every pixel has three subpixels
Yesvs No (Olympus OM-D E-M5)
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
Nikon 1 V1
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