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

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Differences

Olympus E-M5 III advantages over Olympus E-M10 IV

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus E-M10 IV advantages over Olympus E-M5 III

  • Longer video battery life
    80 vs 60 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Improved image quality; Very good dynamic range & high ISO performance for a modern MFT sensor; Very fast AF; Excellent image stabilization; 4K video recording; Weather-sealed build quality.

  • Maximum burst with C-AF is only 6fps; Below average battery life; Small size can be awkward with long, heavy lenses; On SD card slot.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GX8

Olympus E-M5 III
Panasonic GX8
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus E-M10 IV
Panasonic GX8
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Internal flash
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Olympus E-M5 III
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
Olympus E-M10 IV
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $449
  • 4/3

Compared to Olympus E-M1 Mark III

Olympus E-M5 III
Olympus E-M1 Mark III
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1399
  • 4/3
  • Longer video battery life
  • Dual card slots
Olympus E-M10 IV
Olympus E-M1 Mark III
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Internal flash
  • $1399
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Panasonic G100

Olympus E-M5 III
Panasonic G100
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
  • $781
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus E-M10 IV
Panasonic G100
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $781
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M50 II

Olympus E-M5 III
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
Olympus E-M10 IV
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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