Nikon V3 vs. Olympus E-M1

Nikon  V3 is a ultra fast camera that features amazing speed and its competitor is Olympus OM-D E-M1 [on of the most fastest m4/3 format based camera] so take a look at the comparison below and share your thoughts with us.

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Major Difference

Nikon V3 vs. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Specification Comparison Table.

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Megapixel:  The Nikon V3 features more resolution compared to Olympus OM-D E-M1, so you will get large printouts and you can also re-compose /crop  your images after shooting.

Low pass filter:  Nikon V3 have no built-in low pass filter, so you get super Sharpe images even when viewed at 100% without moiré or aliasing problem, on the other Olympus OM-D E-M1  does have built-in low pass filter, hence Nikon V3 better compared to Olympus OM-D E-M1.

Bigger Sensor Size:  Olympus OM-D E-M1 have bit bigger sensor size compared to Nikon V3, bigger sensors captures more light and have better color depth, improved noise performance and increased dynamic range.

More AF Points: Nikon V3 Fast Hybrid AF system uses a total of 276 AF points (171 Contrast and 105 Phase) to do AF, so we have no doubt that Nikon V3 will do more quick and precise AF than Olympus OM-D E-M1.

Better low light performance – The Olympus OM-D E-M1 have more ISO range compared to Nikon V3, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 features more ISO range hence you get better low-light images at HIGH ISO range.

Better Shutter Range: Nikon V3 features better shutter range of 30 sec – 1/16000 in order to clearly record and freeze even the fastest movements into a ultra-sharp imageFast shutter range will help you to capture amazing action shots,  on the other  hand Olympus OM-D E-M1 shutter range is limited to 60 sec 1/8000 only.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Nikon V3 features fast shooting speed compared to Olympus OM-D E-M1.

Better Video Mode: Nikon V3 features full HD video recoding @ 60 and 30 fps frame rate. HD video recoding @ 120 fps, 60 fps and 30 fps.

Nikon V3  Video Mode: Nikon V3 features full HD video recoding @ 60 and 30 fps frame rate. HD video recoding @ 120 fps, 60 fps and 30 fps. Movie e-VR image stabilization is available to help minimize the appearance of camera shake.

Other Video Features of Nikon V3

  • Full Time AF
  • Clear audio is recorded via an on-board stereo microphone
  • full-resolution still images
  • especially prevalent
  • optional external microphone


Olympus OM-D E-M1 features full HD video recoding @ 30 fps frame rate. HD video recoding @ 30 fps.

Olympus E-M1 Supported formats Olympus OM-D E-M1 supperts standard recoding format MPEG-4AVC/H.264. Movie Maximum recording time 29min(Fine) / Approx. 29min at normal quality

Other Video Feature of Olympus OM-D E-M1

  • MOV Format : Max 4GB
  • Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
  • Recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
  • IS for Movie Built in (Image sensor shift type image stabilization)

Display: Olympus OM-D E-M1features bigger and high resolution display compared to Nikon V3.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 features touch screen display with+1,037,000 (screen dots)  on the other hand Nikon V3 have touch screen display with +921,000 Screen dots, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Olympus OM-D E-M1.

Viewfinder: Olympus OM-D E-M1features EVF 100% viewfinder on the other hand Nikon V3 have optional viewfinder,

Battery Life (CIPA): Olympus OM-D E-M1 battery rating is 350 shots and other hand Nikon V3 battery rating is 324 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Nikon V3 is smaller than Olympus OM-D E-M1.

Weight: Nikon V3 light-weight than Olympus OM-D E-M1.

High ISO Test Between Nikon V3 vs. Olympus E-M1 

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Verdict: if you want a better image quality go with Olympus E-M1 as we can clearly see from specification that E-M1 is perfect combination of quality and speed and you also get 5 axis based Image stabilization with E-M1, but if you want to buy a ultra fast camera than go for Nikon V3.

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