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Advantages of the Olympus E-M5 II

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Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,037k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Lens availability
More lenses available
108 lenses vs 92 lenses
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Around 20% more lenses available
Size
Smaller
124×85×45 mm vs 127×96×74 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.8" vs 2.9"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Lighter
469 g vs 650 g
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Around 30% lighter
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$825.67 vs $1,876.19
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The best price we've seen is $1,051 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Sony a7 III

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
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Shoots very high resolution UHD (3840x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Focus points
Many more focus points
693 vs 81
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
710 shots vs 360 shots
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Around 2x more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 15.9 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.78x vs 0.71x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The a7 III's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
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