Olympus E-M5 III vs. Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

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Oct 17, 2019
Jan 7, 2020
 
$1199 (body only), $1799 (w/14-150mm lens)
$6499
 
SLR-style mirrorless
Large SLR
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
5184 x 3888
5472 x 3648
 
4368 x 2912, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
22 megapixels
21 megapixels
Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
TruePic VIII
Digic X
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 200-25600, expands to 64-25600
Auto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-819200)
64
50
 
819200
7
7
Yes (4 slots)
Yes (5 slots)
Sensor-shift
No
5-axis
 
6.5 stop(s)
 
RAW
RAW
Superfine, fine, normal, basic
 
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (Olympus ORF, 14-bit)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • HEIF (10-bit)
  • Raw / C-Raw (CR3)
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
121
191
 
155
Micro Four Thirds
Canon EF
2×
1×
 
Fully articulated
Fixed
3
3.2
1,040,000
2,100,000
Yes
Yes
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
1.37× (0.68× 35mm equiv.)
0.76×
2,360,000
 
 
60 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/32000 sec
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Time
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape + Portrait
  • Night + Portrait
  • Children
  • Night scape
  • Sport
  • Hand-held Starlight
  • Fireworks
  • Light trails
  • Sports
  • Panning
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Beach & Snow
  • Backlight HDR
  • Candlelight
  • Silent
  • Macro
  • Nature Macro
  • Documents
  • Multi Focus Shot
 
No (Compact external flash included)
No
Yes (via hotshoe)
Yes
Auto, redeye, fill, off, redeye slow sync, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual
 
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single
  • Sequential (hi/lo)
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • High-speed
  • Continuous
  • Low-speed
  • Silent single
  • Silent high-speed continuous
  • Silent low-speed continuous
30.0 fps
20.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
  • Partial
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
Yes
Yes
 
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 237 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
 
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Dual CFexpress type B
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes
 
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
 
Yes (wired and via smartphone)
Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone)
 
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Built-in
BLS-50 lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E19 lithium-ion battery & dual charger
310
2850
414 g (0.91 lb / 14.60 oz)
1440 g (3.17 lb / 50.79 oz)
125 x 85 x 50 mm (4.92 x 3.35 x 1.97)
158 x 168 x 83 mm (6.22 x 6.61 x 3.27)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
Built-in