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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Specs
All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X
All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M5
OM-D E-M1X 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:
OM-D E-M1X vs OM-D E-M5: Viewfinder
OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.
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.
OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)
OM-D E-M5 (0.74x)
Better choice: Olympus OM-D E-M1X
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.40||16.10|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||18||9|
|Auto Focus points (4)||121||35|
|Better sensibility (4)||64 - 25600 ISO||200 - 25600 ISO|
|Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)||2.36||1.44|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.61|
|Better Video (2)||4096 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|External microphone (2)|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||870||750|
|USB 3.0 (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, 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 that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the OM-D E-M5: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection, 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 36 points.
Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5
|Weighs less (2)||997g|
|More portable (2)||1707cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M5 are the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.
Yields 4 points for the OM-D E-M5.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Sensor format||Four Thirds||Four Thirds|
|Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M5
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Olympus OM-D E-M1X
Olympus OM-D E-M5
We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.
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