Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Nikon Z6 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs Z6 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Nikon Z6 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

Z6

  • Introduced in August 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Z Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm³ (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7")
  • 675g (21.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Z6

OM-D E-M1X vs Z6 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 Z6 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Nikon Z6

OM-D E-M1X vs Z6: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

Z6 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.80x.

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.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

Z6 (0.80x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the Z6

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.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Nikon Z6 Other Specs Comparison

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

OM-D E-M1X

Z6

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1812
Larger lens selection (3)803
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)870330
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1X is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Z6

OM-D E-M1X

Z6

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4024.50
Auto Focus points (4)121273
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.363.68
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
675g
(21.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
909cm³
(57 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Z6 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Nikon are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 28 points for the Z6.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

Z6

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Nikon Z6 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and Z6

OM-D E-M1X und Z6, front viewOM-D E-M1X und Z6, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und Z6, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und Z6, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Nikon Z6

14
28

We recommend Nikon Z6 as better choice.

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