Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon D4

Top 14 Reasons for the

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Compared to Nikon D4

anonymous
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Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
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No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
79
Substantially lighter
Comment
425 g
vs
1180 g
755 g lighter
anonymous
69
Notably better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
anonymous
56
Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
49
Explicitly less body volume
Comment
466.89 cm³
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2261 cm³
4.84x less body volume
anonymous
44
Considerably narrower
Comment
122 mm
vs
160 mm
38 mm narrower
anonymous
39
Has sensor shift stabilization
Comment
Yes
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No
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.
anonymous
38
Supports AVCHD format
Comment
Yes
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No
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.
anonymous
38
Notably shorter
Comment
89 mm
vs
156.5 mm
67.50 mm shorter
anonymous
36
Has a touch screen
Comment
Yes
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No
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
anonymous
32
Has a HDMI output
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
anonymous
31
Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Comment
Yes
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No
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
anonymous
31
Considerably more cross-type focus points
Comment
35
vs
15
20 more cross-type focus points. Cross-type focus points, in contrast to normal focus points, can detect both horizonal and vertical making them the most precise and reliable focus points to use.
anonymous
31
Significantly longer exposure time
Comment
60 s
vs
30 s
30 s longer exposure time. 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.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 is better than Nikon D4 because...

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Top 22 Reasons for the

Nikon D4

Compared to Olympus OM-D E-M5

anonymous
162
Slightly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
16.2 MP
vs
16.1 MP
0.62% more megapixels (photo)
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134
Appreciably larger sensor
Comment
23.9 x 36 mm
vs
13 x 17.3 mm
3.83x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
anonymous
109
Considerably more focus points
Comment
51
vs
35
16 more focus points. 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.
anonymous
99
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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11 fps
vs
9 fps
22.22% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
57
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
anonymous
56
Has a 24p cinema mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
anonymous
54
Explicitly more battery power
Comment
2000 mAh
vs
1220 mAh
1.64x more battery power
anonymous
53
Sizably faster maximum shutter speed
Comment
0.000125 s
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0.00025 s
2x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
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52
Higher pixel density
Comment
442 ppi
vs
375 ppi
17.87% higher pixel density
anonymous
51
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
51
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
49
Explicitly higher resolution
Comment
1176x784 px
vs
901x676 px
1.51x higher resolution
anonymous
44
Distinctly less shutter lag
Comment
0.208 s
vs
0.277 s
0.07 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
anonymous
41
Substantially higher resolution (screen)
Comment
921 k dots
vs
610 k dots
311 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
40
Clearly less startup delay
Comment
0.3 s
vs
1.1 s
0.80 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
anonymous
39
Has GPS
Comment
Yes
vs
No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
anonymous
39
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
38
A little bigger screen size
Comment
3.2 "
vs
3 "
6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
31
Has dual card slots
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.
anonymous
28
Can be controlled remotely
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
anonymous
23
Every pixel has three subpixels.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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.
Florence Collins
3
Has both CompactFlash and XQD card slots
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Having different card options gives you more choice / storage.

Nikon D4 is better than Olympus OM-D E-M5 because...

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