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Olympus E-M5II vs E-M5 vs E-M1 Specifications Comparison

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Olympus E-M5 Mark II announced with 5-axis image stabilization, a 40-megapixel high-resolution shot mode, sophisticated, stunning HD video, integrated Wi-Fi and a variable-angle 3-inch touchscreen.  Olympus E-M5II vs E-M5 vs E-M1 specifications comparison table can be seen below.

The Olympus E-M5II mirrorless camera boasts a 40MP high resolution shot mode, achieved by shifting the sensor in half-pixel steps and capturing eight images over a period of one second. The camera announced in February, 2015.

The OM-D E-M5 is a micro four thirds camera announced back in February 2012. The E-M5 features a 16 megapixel sensor, ISO up to 25,600, high resolution 1.4million dot EVF, built-in image stabilization and tiling touch screen.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 announced back in September 2013. It features a 16.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor. The OM-D E-M1 has on-chip phase detection, which promises to focus legacy Four Thirds lenses (using the optional MMF-3 adapter) at much faster speeds than previous Olympus m4/3 cameras.

Olympus E-M5II vs E-M5 vs E-M1 Specifications Comparison

To see the difference between Olympus E-M5II vs E-M5 vs E-M1 Micro Four Thirds cameras we have put together E-M5II vs E-M5 vs E-M1 specs comparison table below.


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Olympus E-M5II vs E-M5 vs E-M1 mirrorless cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature OM-D E-M5 Mark II OM-D E-M5 OM-D E-M1
Sensor Resolution 16.1 MP (40MP images) 16.1 MP 16.3 MP
Sensor Type Four Thirds Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor Size 17.3x13mm 17.3x13mm 17.3x13mm
On-sensor PDAF No No Yes
Image Size 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Image Processor TruePic VII TruePic VI TruePic VII
In-body Image Stabilizer Yes (5-Axis) Yes (5-Axis) Yes (5-Axis)
Viewfinder Yes Yes Yes
Continuous Shooting Speed 10 FPS 9 FPS 10 FPS
Max Shutter Speed 1/16000 to 60 sec 1/4000 to 60 sec 1/8000 to 60 sec
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 200-25,600 ISO 200-25,600 ISO 100-25,600
Autofocus System 81 points 35 points 81 points
Video Output MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG H.264 H.264
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30p)
LCD Resolution 2.36m dot LCD
1.48x mag
1.44m dot LCD
1.15x mag
2.36m dot LCD
1.48x mag
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Flash Clip-on
Fixed direction
Fixed direction
Wi-Fi Yes No Yes
Mic Socket Yes No Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 310 shots 330 shots 350 shots
USB Version 2 2 2
Dimensions 124 x 85 x 45 mm 121.9 x 88.9 x 43.1 130 x 94 x 63 mm
Weight 469g 425g 497g
Current Prices $1,099.00 $599.00 $1,399.00

Along with the announcement of the new OM-D E-M5II camera, Olympus also announced a new range of accessories including two new grips, a new underwater housing, as well as a Dot Sight accessory. The Olympus EE-1 dot sight for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera is designed to be used with long telephoto lenses when shooting fast moving subjects. See more at Olympus E-M5 Mark II Accessories.

Olympus E-M5II Camera Price and Availability

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 II is available from the camera stores below with a price tag for $1099.99 body-only. All-black and silver body versions will be sold for the same price.

Buy Olympus E-M5II Mirrorless Camera
Olympus E-MII Body-Only $1,099.99 Amazon | Adorama

See how we covered the Olympus E-M5 Mark II mirrorless camera after its officially announced.