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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Vastly 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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Noticeably lighter
425 g
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1180 g
755 g lighter
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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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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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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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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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Vastly less body volume
466.89 cm³
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2261 cm³
4.84x less body volume
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Clearly 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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Significantly 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 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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Significantly shorter
122 mm
vs
156.5 mm
34.50 mm shorter
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Measurably narrower
89 mm
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160 mm
71 mm narrower

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

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Top 21 Reasons for the

Nikon D4

Compared to Olympus OM-D E-M5

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A little more megapixels (photo)
16.2 MP
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16.1 MP
0.62% more megapixels (photo)
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Significantly more focus points
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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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Considerably 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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Considerably 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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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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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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Explicitly 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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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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Considerably 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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Appreciably higher resolution
1176x784 px
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901x676 px
1.51x higher resolution
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Significantly less shutter lag
0.208 s
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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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Noticeably 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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Has GPS
Yes
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No
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
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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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Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Yes
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No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
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A bit 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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Every pixel has three subpixels
Yes
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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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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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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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