Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Leica M8.2

Leica M8.2

     

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8.2

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Rangefinder
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 27.0x18.0mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
 

differences

Advantages of the Leica M8.2

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Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 27.0x18.0mm vs Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
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More than 2x larger sensor
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Rangefinder vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Size
Slightly smaller
139x80x37 mm vs 122x89x43 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.00 vs $649.99
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The best price we've seen is $401 cheaper (2.6x less)
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 1.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Olympus E-M5

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Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 60fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
610k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
True resolution
Higher true resolution
15.9 MP vs 10.4 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting
Supports continuous shooting
9 fps vs None
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Allows taking many pictures in rapid succession
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 2,500 ISO
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The E-M5's maximum light sensitivity is 3.4 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
Weight
Significantly lighter
425 g vs 591 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
40 lenses vs 38 lenses
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Around 10% more lenses available
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
M8.2:Rangefinder
E-M5:Digital
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
M8.2:38 lenses
E-M5:40 lenses
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
M8.2:CCD
E-M5:LIVEMOS
Weight Heavy Help
M8.2:591 g
E-M5:425 g
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
M8.2:230k dots
E-M5:610k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,298 - $2,098 body only

$1,598 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 body only

$1,098 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $449 body only

$785 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$641 body only

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$842 - $1,000 body only

$1,512 with 18mm lens

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$850 - $999

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Leica M8.2 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica M8

Leica M8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting
Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$7,000 body only

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Lowest price Much more expensive
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,480

Screen size Larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

$372

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 - $600 body only

$699 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,068 - $1,319 body only

$1,683 - $2,099 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$478 - $563 body only

$590 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $800 body only

$880 - $1,300 with 17mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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