Fujifilm X-T3 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

X-T3 vs OM-D E-M5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Specs

X-T3

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 26 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 92.8 x 58.8mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.3")
  • 539g (17.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-T3

OM-D E-M5

  • Introduced in December 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 122 x 88.9 x 43.1mm³ (4.8" x 3.5" x 1.7")
  • 425g (13.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M5

X-T3 vs OM-D E-M5 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: X-T3 and OM-D E-M5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm X-T3

X-T3 vs OM-D E-M5: Viewfinder

X-T3 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.69 megapixel with magnification of 0.75x.

OM-D E-M5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.74x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

X-T3 (0.75x)

OM-D E-M5 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the X-T3Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M5

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras.

Fujifilm X-T3 VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X-T3 a better choice

X-T3

OM-D E-M5

Larger sensor (5)APS-CFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.1016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)209
Auto Focus points (4)42535
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.691.44
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.61
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-T3 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The X-T3 scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5

X-T3

OM-D E-M5

Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)2580
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)390750
Weighs less (2)539g
(17.4 oz.)
425g
(13.7 oz.)
More portable (2)723cm³
(46 cu.in.)
467cm³
(29 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M5 are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the X-T3 and the more compact size.

Yields 17 points for the OM-D E-M5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

X-T3

OM-D E-M5

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Environmental sealing
Fujifilm X-T3 VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the X-T3 and OM-D E-M5

X-T3 und OM-D E-M5, front viewX-T3 und OM-D E-M5, front view

Top view of cameras

X-T3 und OM-D E-M5, view from aboveX-T3 und OM-D E-M5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X-T3

Olympus OM-D E-M5

32
17

We recommend Fujifilm X-T3 as better choice.

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