General

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Olympus OM-D E-M5
Brand
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Canon Olympus
Lowest price
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$2,299.99 $510.99
Announced
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February 2012 February 2012

Sensor

Type
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CMOS LIVEMOS
Crop factor
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1x 2.1x
Megapixels
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22.3 MP 15.9 MP
Light sensitivity
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25,600 ISO 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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102,400 ISO Unknown
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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22.3 MP 15.9 MP
Native resolution
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5456 × 4096 4608 × 3456
Pixel size
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38.7 µm² 14.1 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD OLED
Size
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3.2" 3"
Resolution
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1,040k dots 610k dots
Touch screen
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No Yes
Flips out
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No Yes
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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165 lenses 108 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF (Full-frame) Micro Four Thirds

Form factor

Size
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152×116×76 mm 122×89×43 mm
Depth
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3" 1.7"
Weight
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950 g 425 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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Yes Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism Digital
Viewfinder size
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0.71x 0.44x
Coverage
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100% 100%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps 1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
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Yes No
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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Yes Yes
Autofocus
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Unknown Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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n/a Yes
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 25fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 50fps
  4. 720p @ 60fps
  5. 1080p @ 24fps
  6. 1080p @ 25fps
  7. 1080p @ 30fps
  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 60fps
  4. 1080p @ 60fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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Yes No
3D
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No Yes
Image stabilization
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None
  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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500 ms 1100 ms
Shutter lag
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120 ms 277 ms
Battery life
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950 shots 500 shots
Continuous shooting
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6 fps 9 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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61 35
Cross type focus points
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41 Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 60s

Flash

Built-in flash
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No No
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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2 1
Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. SD
  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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81.0 71.0
Color depth
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24 bits 22.8 bits
Dynamic range
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11.7 EV 12.3 EV
Low light performance
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2,293 ISO 826 ISO
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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