• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • Fujifilm X-A3
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Predecessor:   Fujifilm X-A2
X-A2 vs X-A3
Successor: Olympus E-M5 II
E-M5 vs E-M5 II
Fujifilm X-A5
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General
Model Number: E-M5 X-A3
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1299.99 $599.95
Street Price: $799.00 $549.00
Date Available: 2012-04-15 2016-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 23.0 oz (652 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
18.8 oz (534 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7 in.
(122 x 89 x 43 mm)
4.6 x 2.6 x 1.6 in.
(117 x 67 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 24.2
Sensor Format: 4/3 APS-C
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 71  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.8  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.3  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 826  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4242 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2384 (10.1 MP, 16:9),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2832 x 2832 (8.0 MP, 1:1),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
9600 x 1440 (13.8 MP, Other),
2160 x 9600 (20.7 MP, Other),
6400 x 1440 (9.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 6400 (13.8 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3), .RAF RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.9 5.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​24p)
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) H.264 (MOV) with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Fujifilm X
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Digital ED FUJINON XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II; 12 all glass elements in 10 groups including 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element; 7 round-edged aperture blades
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 100mm 24 - 76mm
Focal Length (actual): 12 - 50mm 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.20x 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/6.3 - 22 (tele) f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 35 cm to Infinity
13.8 in to Infinity
15 cm to Infinity
5.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 - 50 cm
7.9 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: 52.0mm 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target Contrast Detection: Single point AF: 11x7 (Changeable size of AF frame among 5 types), Zone AF: 3x3 / 5x5 / 7x7 from 77 areas on 11x7 grid, Wide/Tracking AF (up to 9 area)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / OLED No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 1.44M-dot, 1.15x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor  
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: 1,440,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.58x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.15x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 614,000 dots (205,000 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200 200
ISO Settings: AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable 200-6400, Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100, 12800 and 25600; AUTO1, AUTO2, AUTO3
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom1-3, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV 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 TTL 256-zones metering: Multi, Spot, Average
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene select AE (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, 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., 3D Still), Art Filter, Underwater wide / macro Scene: Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sports, Night; Film Simulation (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA); Dynamic range setting: AUTO (100-400%), 100%, 200%, 400%; Multiple Exposure; Advanced Filters (Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Fish-eye, Soft focus, Cross screen, Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)); Motion Panorama
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds 2, 10, Smile, Buddy, Group seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 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, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchr, Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander; Red-eye reduction available
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled FL-LM2 GN = 7m/ISO 100 GN=5m (ISO 100) or 7m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Trigger Only
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG .RAF RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) H.264 (MOV) with stereo sound
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 Wi-Fi or optional RR-90 wired remote
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, Accessory Port 2 Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.52 1.01
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.51  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 20  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.56 0.98
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.9 5.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 17 9
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.0 5.8
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 16 6
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.0 5.8
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 15 6
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.28 seconds 0.37 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.102 seconds 0.194 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.44 seconds 0.43 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.056 seconds 0.048 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Multi-area AF mode lag = 0.175 second  
Startup Time: 1.1 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds 1.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.3 seconds 3.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 360 shots 410 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLN-1 Proprietary NP-W126S
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLN-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-W126S Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: Olympus Viewer 2 CD-ROM Viewer software, RAW File Converter, etc. available via download
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3" tilting OLED monitor with Touchscreen panel, Hi-res EVF, 5-axis image stabilization, 9 fps burst, Full HD video. Available in Silver, Brown and Pink.