• 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 25.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Olympus E-M1 Mark III advantages over Panasonic GH6

  • Longer video battery life
    90 vs 60 minutes
    Capture more video
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    68 mm vs 99 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    580g vs 823g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic GH6 advantages over Olympus E-M1 Mark III

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    3 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1840k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    25.2 vs 20.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Olympus E-M1 Mark III
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1566
  • 4/3
  • Newer
  • $1174
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
Panasonic GH6
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $1174
  • 4/3
  • Longer video battery life
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic G9

Olympus E-M1 Mark III
Panasonic G9
  • $1566
  • 4/3
  • Longer video battery life
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $1048
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic GH6
Panasonic G9
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Newer
  • $1048
  • 4/3
  • Top deck display

Compared to Olympus E-M1X

Olympus E-M1 Mark III
Olympus E-M1X
  • $1566
  • 4/3
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
  • $1833
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic GH6
Olympus E-M1X
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Newer
  • $1833
  • 4/3
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Panasonic G95

Olympus E-M1 Mark III
Panasonic G95
  • $1566
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $765
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic GH6
Panasonic G95
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $765
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash

Compared to OM System OM-1

Olympus E-M1 Mark III
OM System OM-1
  • $1566
  • 4/3
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Newer
  • Higher-res screen
Panasonic GH6
OM System OM-1
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More pixels
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Longer video battery life
  • On-sensor phase detect
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