Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC G81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC G81 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC G81 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

DMC G81

  • Introduced in April 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 128.4 x 89 x 74.3mm³ (5.1" x 3.5" x 2.9")
  • 505g (16.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC G81

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC G81 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:

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an DMC G81 sensor comparison

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC G81: Viewfinder

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

DMC G81 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 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)

DMC G81 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the DMC G81

Better choice: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC G81 Other Specs Comparison

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

OM-D E-M1X

DMC G81

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)189
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)870330
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (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 superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DMC G81: 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 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC G81

OM-D E-M1X

DMC G81

Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
505g
(16.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
849cm³
(53 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC G81 are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the DMC G81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

DMC G81

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC G81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and DMC G81

OM-D E-M1X und DMC G81, front viewOM-D E-M1X und DMC G81, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und DMC G81, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und DMC G81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic DMC G81

26
6

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

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