• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
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  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5N
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
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Predecessor: Sony NEX-5
NEX-5 vs NEX-5N
Olympus E-M5
E-M5 vs E-M5 II
Successor: Sony NEX-5R
NEX-5N vs NEX-5R
Olympus E-M5 III
E-M5 II vs E-M5 III
General
Model Number: NEX-5N E-M5 II
Alternate Model Number(s):   E-M5 Mark II
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $699.99 $999.99
Street Price:   $799.00
Date Available: 2011-09-01 2015-02-21
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.4 oz (465 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
16.5 oz (469 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.5 in.
(111 x 59 x 38 mm)
4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8 in.
(124 x 85 x 45 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor APS HD  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 16.1
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.82 microns 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 77 73
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.6 23.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.7 12.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,079 908
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4912 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4912 x 2760 (13.6 MP, 16:9),
3568 x 2368 (8.4 MP, Other),
3568 x 2000 (7.1 MP, 16:9),
2448 x 1624 (4.0 MP, Other),
2448 x 1376 (3.4 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
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)
Image File Format: JPEG, .ARW RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG, MPO, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 10.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​28Mbps/​PS or 60i/​24Mbps/​FX or 60i/​17Mbps/​FH or 24p/​24Mbps/​FX or 24p/​17Mbps/​FH)
1440x1080 (30p/​12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/​3Mbps)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
640x480 (30p)
1280x720 (10p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Sony SEL1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm  
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 34 (T)  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 49.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 10x Precision digital zoom with prime lens attached 2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: 25-area, Center, Flexible Spot; with Face Detection 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)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: (Optional FDA-EV1S XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF or FDA-SV1 Optical Viewfinder) EVF; 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.30x - 1.48x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.48x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x 14.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   25600
Minimum ISO (native):   200
ISO Settings: Auto (100-3200), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp./Filter, Custom Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Scene Selection (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight) 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
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 with 3/5 shots seconds 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 64.0 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction 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)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft. 9.0 m / 29.5 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled flash has GN of 7m/ISO 100 Bundled FL-LM3 flash has GN of 9m/ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Smart Accessory Terminal 2 (flash is detachable) Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .ARW RAW, RAW+JPEG 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
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 RMT-DSLR1 IR Wireless Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 or via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C), Smart Accessory Terminal 2 Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.61 0.73
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.99  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.76
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 10.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7 18
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): 0.24 seconds 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): 0.067 seconds 0.068 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.40 seconds 0.34 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.022 seconds 0.046 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag: Multi-area AF mode = 0.251s  
Startup Time: 1.9 seconds 0.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.1 seconds 0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.1 seconds 4.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 430 shots 310 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   310 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50 Proprietary BLN-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BLN-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) , Image Data Converter S, Image Data Lightbox SR Olympus Viewer 3 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7; Mac OS X 10.3 or later. (PMB is Windows only.)  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3", 921K-dot, Tilting Touchpanel LCD, Optional XGA OLED TruFinder EVF, 1080p60 AVCHD 2.0 Videos, 10fps Full-res Burst Mode, Sweep Panorama, Hand-held Twilight, Anti-Motion Blur, Auto HDR, DRO, SD/MS Duo Media Support. 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.