Olympus OM-D E-M5
Top 38%950 points
Top 38%
Megapixels
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747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Olympus OM-D E-M5: 55 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
17.3 x 13mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. 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.
35
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
9fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
176
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
26% have it
152
0

6. weight

425g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
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7. maximum light sensitivity

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.
25600ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

8. video recording

1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
310shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
34% have it
100
0

11. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
48% have it
86
0

12. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

13. pixel density

375ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
77
0

14. width

122mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

15. height

89mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

16. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
610k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

17. volume

466.89cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

18. resolution

901 x 676px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

19. battery power

1220mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
69
0

20. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
23% have it
68
0

21. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
22% have it
59
0

22. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
0

23. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
18% have it
58
0

24. has sensor shift stabilization

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.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
17% have it
57
0

25. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
73% have it
57
0

26. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
43% have it
54
0

27. supports AVCHD format

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.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
26% have it
54
0

28. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
52% have it
52
0

29. has an optical viewfinder

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.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
29% have it
49
0

30. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.28s
Leica M Typ 240: 0s
49
0

31. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
66% have it
49
0

32. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
45% have it
48
0

33. power up delay

It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
1.10s
Nikon D70: 0.01s
44
0

34. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
55% have it
41
0

35. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Olympus OM-D E-M5
67% have it
41
0

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