Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Canon EOS M3 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS M3 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Canon EOS M3 Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

EOS M3

  • Introduced in April 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 110.9 x 68 x 44.4mm³ (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7")
  • 366g (11.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M3

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS M3 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: OM-D E-M1X and EOS M3 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Canon EOS M3

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Canon EOS M3 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

EOS M3

Higher speed (4, frames/second)184
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)807
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)870250
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1X is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS M3

OM-D E-M1X

EOS M3

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4024.40
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
366g
(11.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
335cm³
(21 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M3 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 16 points for the EOS M3.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

EOS M3

Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Canon EOS M3 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and EOS M3

OM-D E-M1X und EOS M3, front viewOM-D E-M1X und EOS M3, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und EOS M3, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und EOS M3, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Canon EOS M3

27
16

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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