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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 0.050000000000001MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (16.05MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

16% lighter Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a weight of 417g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 480g digital camera (63g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

750.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II takes 750.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 only takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
$5 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 costs $894.00, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is $899.00.
Seven more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has 18 awards, however the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has 11 awards.
Expert reviews are a bit better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an average expert review score of 92%, but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has an average rating of 89% (based on 51 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an average user review score of 95%, but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has an average rating of 89% (based on 43 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
More expensive by $5
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is $5 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Older by four months
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is four months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Seven less awards
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has only received 11 awards, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has received 18 awards.
Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The average expert rating of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 89%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 92% (based on 90 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 95% (based on 328 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Marginally lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a megapixel of 16.05MP, however the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 16.1MP digital camera (0.050000000000001MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

63g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 480g digital camera. That's 63g heavier than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (480g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Two hundred and fifty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a digital camera that takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II only takes 750.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Not as many stockists
Only 4 stores sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, however 5 retailers sell the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Awards

11 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Gold
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
18 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
homecinemachoice.com: Best Buy
kamerabild.se: Top Class
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
M3.idg.se: Recommended
onfoto.ru: Gold
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 18 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16.1MP
BEST
16.05MP
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 3200 x 2400
 1280 x 960
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 4608 x 3456
 3200 x 2400
 1280 x 960
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
17.2MP 17.2MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Plastic
 Magnesium
 Plastic
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 280mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 140
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
81 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 160
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 160
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
1,600 100
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Halogen
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,3,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-6 - -2 -4 - 4
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 3D Photography
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 3D Photography
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
417g
BEST
480g
Height
85mm 93.4mm
Depth
44.5mm 83.9mm
Width
123.7mm 132.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
496g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
BLN‑1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,860mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
750 shots
BEST
500 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 90 10 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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