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Advantages of the Nikon D500

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
1,640,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The D500's maximum light sensitivity is 12 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
2,359k dots vs 1,037k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
230 lenses vs 108 lenses
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More than 2x more lenses available
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.65x vs 0.36x
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Around 3.5x larger viewfinder
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$1,399.00 vs $1,699.00
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
60 fps vs 10 fps
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6x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
134×91×67 mm vs 147×115×81 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Weight
Lighter
574 g vs 860 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
2.6" vs 3.2"
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Around 20% thinner
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Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
D500230 lenses
OM-D E-M1 Mark II108 lenses
Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
Many lenses to choose from
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Fewer buttons
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
D500Pentaprism
OM-D E-M1 Mark IIDigital
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
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Nikon D500
D500
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OM-D E-M1 Mark II
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