• 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Olympus E-M10 III advantages over Panasonic G9

  • Less expensive
    $745 vs $1698*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer video battery life
    80 vs 55 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    49 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 50 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic G9 advantages over Olympus E-M10 III

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.83x vs 0.62x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 8.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    60.0 fps vs 8.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    50 vs 33 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $639
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Internal flash
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic G9
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $639
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
Panasonic G9
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Olympus E-M10 III
Panasonic GX85
  • $639
  • 4/3
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic G9
Panasonic GX85
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $639
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $1799
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic G9
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Top deck display
  • $1799
  • 4/3
  • Longer video battery life
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Olympus E-M10 III
Panasonic GH5
  • $639
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
Panasonic G9
Panasonic GH5
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
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