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Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon D4

Top 14 Reasons for the

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Compared to Nikon D4

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Has a flip-out screen
Yes
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No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
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Clearly lighter
425 g
vs
1180 g
755 g lighter
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Significantly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
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1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
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Has a stereo microphone
Yes
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No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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Considerably less body volume
466.89 cm³
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2261 cm³
4.84x less body volume
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Supports AVCHD format
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.
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Has sensor shift stabilization
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.
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Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Yes
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No
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
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Distinctly longer exposure time
60 s
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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.
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Has a HDMI output
Yes
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No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
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Has a touch screen
Yes
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No
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
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Measurably more cross-type focus points
35
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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.
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Clearly narrower
122 mm
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160 mm
38 mm narrower
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Appreciably shorter
89 mm
vs
156.5 mm
67.50 mm shorter

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

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Top 23 Reasons for the

Nikon D4

Compared to Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Somewhat more megapixels (photo)
16.2 MP
vs
16.1 MP
0.62% more megapixels (photo)
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Measurably larger sensor
23.9 x 36 mm
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13 x 17.3 mm
3.83x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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Distinctly more focus points
51
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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.
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Sizably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
11 fps
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9 fps
22.22% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
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Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yes
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No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
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Has a 24p cinema mode
Yes
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No
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
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Is dustproof and water resistant
Yes
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No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
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Notably faster maximum shutter speed
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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Notably more battery power
2000 mAh
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1220 mAh
1.64x more battery power
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Higher pixel density
442 ppi
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375 ppi
17.87% higher pixel density
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Sizably higher resolution
1176x784 px
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901x676 px
1.51x higher resolution
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Has a built-in HDR mode
Yes
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No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
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Vastly less shutter lag
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.
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Significantly less startup delay
0.3 s
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1.1 s
0.80 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
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Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
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Modestly bigger screen size
3.2 "
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3 "
6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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Has GPS
Yes
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No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
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Appreciably higher resolution (screen)
921 k dots
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610 k dots
311 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
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Has dual card slots
Yes
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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.
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Can be controlled remotely
Yes
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No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
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Every pixel has three subpixels
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.
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Has a brand lens
Yes
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No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
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Has both CompactFlash and XQD card slots
Yes
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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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