Fujifilm X-T30 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

X-T30 vs OM-D E-M5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm X-T30 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Specs

X-T30

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 26 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 118.4 x 82.8 x 46.8mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.8")
  • 383g (12.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-T30

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-T30 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-T30 and OM-D E-M5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm X-T30

X-T30 vs OM-D E-M5: Viewfinder

X-T30 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.62x.

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-T30 (0.62x)

OM-D E-M5 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the X-T30Simulated 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. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

Fujifilm X-T30 VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X-T30 a better choice

X-T30

OM-D E-M5

Larger sensor (5)APS-CFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.1016.10
Auto Focus points (4)42535
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.44
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.61
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-T30 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are the better viewfinder, the built-in flash 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.

The X-T30 scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5

X-T30

OM-D E-M5

Higher speed (4, frames/second)89
Better sensibility (4)200 - 12800 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)2580
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)380750
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M5 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the battery has more stamina.

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

Common Specs for both cameras compared

X-T30

OM-D E-M5

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Similar weight383g425g
Similar size459cm³467cm³
Fujifilm X-T30 VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the X-T30 and OM-D E-M5

X-T30 und OM-D E-M5, front viewX-T30 und OM-D E-M5, front view

Top view of cameras

X-T30 und OM-D E-M5, view from aboveX-T30 und OM-D E-M5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X-T30

Olympus OM-D E-M5

28
17

We recommend Fujifilm X-T30 as better choice.

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