• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • $847 Average Retail $900 MSRP
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $798 Average Retail $800 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon V2 over Olympus E-M10

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster RAW shooting
    3.1 fps vs 1.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Less shutter lag
    0.072 vs 0.234 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.1 fps vs 1.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus E-M10 over Nikon V2

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    1.30 vs 2.10 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher boost ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality especially from RAW files; Excellent dynamic range for a Four Thirds sensor; Very good high ISO performance; Realistic colors and excellent hue accuracy; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Improved HD video; Lightweight and very portable; Built-in pop-up flash; Minimal EVF lag time.

  • Contrast-Detect AF struggles with small and low-contrast subjects; Mediocre battery life; No external microphone or headphone jack; Mediocre burst speed with continuous AF; No weather sealing; Heavy-handed high ISO noise reduction.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon S1

Nikon V2
Nikon S1
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
  • $490
  • 1 inch
  • Lighter weight
Olympus E-M10
Nikon S1
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $490
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Panasonic G6

Nikon V2
Panasonic G6
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • Higher max flash sync
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic G6
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • External Mic
  • 24p

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Nikon V2
Panasonic GX7
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 24p

Compared to Sony A6000

Nikon V2
Sony A6000
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $781
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-M10
Sony A6000
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $781
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Nikon V3

Nikon V2
Nikon V3
  • $847
  • 1 inch
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Olympus E-M10
Nikon V3
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic
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