• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 855.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
  • Nikon Coolpix L840
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Predecessor: Olympus E-M5
E-M5 vs E-M5 II
 
Successor:   Nikon B500
L840 vs B500
General
Model Number: E-M5 II L840
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes No
Retail Price: $999.99 $299.95
Street Price: $899.00 $251.00
Date Available: 2015-02-21 2015-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.5 oz (469 g)
includes batteries
19.0 oz (538 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8 in.
(124 x 85 x 45 mm)
4.5 x 3.1 x 3.8 in.
(114 x 78 x 96 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 16.1
Sensor Format: 4/3 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG  
Anti Aliasing Filter: None  
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 73  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.0  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.4  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 908  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
7296 x 5472 (39.9 MP, 4:3),
9216 x 6912 (63.7 MP, 4:3)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.4 7.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
640x480 (30p)
1280x720 (10p)
1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p)
1280x720 (30p/25p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
1920x1080 (15p/12.5p)
640x480 (120p/100p)
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds n/a
Lens: n/a Zoom-Nikkor ED VR; 12 elements in 9 groups including ED elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   23 - 855mm
Focal Length (actual):   4 - 152mm
Zoom Ratio:   38.00x
Aperture Range:   f/3.0 or f/6.0 (wide) / f/6.5 or f/13 (tele) -- with -2.0 AV ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 2x Dynamic Fine Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 81-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (Normal/Small) / Eye Detection (Nearer, Left, Right) / Magnified (up to 14x, over 800 AF points) Contrast Detection: Center, Face priority, Manual with 99 focus areas, Subject tracking, Target Finding AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.30x - 1.48x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor  
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: 2,360,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.74x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.48x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px) 921,000 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200 125
ISO Settings: AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400*; *Available when using Auto mode
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/16000 - 60 sec 1/1500 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control Matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene select AE (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight*1, Night scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., Panning, 3D*2), Underwater wide / macro, HDR1, HDR2, Art Filters (14). *1 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite *2 For 3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still photo only Smart Portrait, Backlighting, Bird Watching, Beach, Close-up, Dusk/Dawn, Easy Panorama, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Moon, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Special Effects
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: 64.0 megapixels No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1 (FULL) - 1/64) Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; Slow Syncro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 9.1 m / 29.9 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Bundled FL-LM3 flash has GN of 9.1m/ISO 100 Auto ISO: [W]: 0.5 to 6.9m [T]: 1.5 to 3.5m
Max Flash Sync: 1/250  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-II  
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG  
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Included Memory: No memory included 20.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 or via Wi-Fi Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, 3.5mm stereo mini jack Micro (Type-D) HDMI, DC input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.73  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.76  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.4 7.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 18 7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 10.4  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 13  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 10.3  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 13  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.14 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.068 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.34 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.046 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 0.8 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.5 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.5 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots 740 shots (NiMH AA)
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 310 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLN-1 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Alkaline, Lithium disposables; NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLN-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 4 x Alkaline AAs
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Olympus Viewer 3 CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor; TruePic VII image processor; class-leading 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization; 10fps burst mode; new High-Res Shot mode generates 40MP JPEGs and 64MP RAW files; improved 1080p60 video; 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen; built-in Wi-Fi; dust, splash and freezeproof construction. Available in black or silver. Available in black or red. (Other colors may be available depending on region.)