Olympus E-M1 II vs. Olympus E-M5 III

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Sep 19, 2016
Oct 17, 2019
 
$2000/£1850/€1999 body only, £2400/€2599 with 12-40mm F2.8
$1199 (body only), $1799 (w/14-150mm lens)
 
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
5184 x 3888
5184 x 3888
4:3
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
22 megapixels
22 megapixels
Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
TruePic VIII
TruePic VIII
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 200-25600 (expands down to 64)
Auto, 200-25600, expands to 64-25600
64
64
7
7
Yes (4 slots)
Yes (4 slots)
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
 
5-axis
5.5 stop(s)
6.5 stop(s)
RAW
RAW
 
Superfine, fine, normal, basic
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
  • Raw (Olympus ORF)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (Olympus ORF, 14-bit)
 
  • 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
Yes
121
121
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
2×
2×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
3
3
1,037,000
1,040,000
Yes
Yes
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
1.48× (0.74× 35mm equiv.)
1.37× (0.68× 35mm equiv.)
2,360,000
2,360,000
 
60 sec
60 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/32000 sec
1/32000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Time
 
  • 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 (FL-LM3 external flash included)
No (Compact external flash included)
9.10 m (at ISO 100)
 
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Yes (via hotshoe)
Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual
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
60.0 fps
30.0 fps
Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 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
  • 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 @ 24p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 202 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 202 Mbps, 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
  • 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
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
 
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
 
Yes
Yes (Micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Built-In
Built-In
 
802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Yes (wired or via smartphone)
Yes (wired and via smartphone)
 
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
BLH-1 lithium-ion battery & charger
BLS-50 lithium-ion battery & charger
440
310
574 g (1.27 lb / 20.25 oz)
414 g (0.91 lb / 14.60 oz)
134 x 91 x 67 mm (5.28 x 3.58 x 2.64)
125 x 85 x 50 mm (4.92 x 3.35 x 1.97)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
None