Nikon V3 vs. Olympus OM-D E-M5

The Nikon 1V3 features 18.4MP CX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 4A Image Processor on the other hand Olympus OM-D E-M5 features 16 MP Live MOS Sensor and TruePic VI Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.

Nikon V3 vs. Olympus OM-D E-M5 1Major Difference

Nikon V3 vs. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Specification Comparison Table.

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Megapixel:  The Nikon V3 features more resolution compared to Olympus OM-D E-M5, 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-M5  does have built-in low pass filter, hence Nikon V3 better compared to Olympus OM-D E-M5.


Bigger Sensor Size:  Olympus OM-D E-M5 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-M5.

Image stabilization: You get world most advance 5-Axis Image Stabilization in Olympus E-M5, No Image stabilization available in V3.

Better low light performance – The Olympus OM-D E-M5 have more ISO range compared to Nikon V3, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 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-M5 shutter range is limited to 60 sec 1/4000 only.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Nikon V3 features fast shooting speed compared to Olympus OM-D E-M5.

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-M5 features full HD video recoding @ 60 and 30 fps frame rate. HD video recoding @ 60 fps and 30 fps.

Supported formats Olympus OM-D E-M5 supperts standard recoding format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.

Other Video Feature of Olympus OM-D E-M5

  • 3D tracking
  • X-, Y- and Z-axes to dramatically improve focus on moving subjects
  • 240 frames-per-second, a 2x speed increase
  • enlargement of images in playback with the touch of a finger
  • Live Bulb feature updates
  • activated during movie recording


Nikon V3 vs. Olympus OM-D E-M5 2Nikon V3 features touch screen display with+921,000 (screen dots)  on the other hand Olympus OM-D E-M5 have touch screen display with +610,000 Screen dots, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Nikon V3.

Viewfinder: Olympus OM-D E-M5 features EVF 100% viewfinder on the other hand Nikon V3 have optional viewfinder,

Battery Life (CIPA): Olympus OM-D E-M5 battery rating is 360 shots and other hand Nikon V3 battery rating is 324 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Nikon V3 is smaller than Olympus OM-D E-M5.

Weight: Nikon V3  lighter than Olympus OM-D E-M5.

Dustproof and Splash-Proof Construction –  Olympus E-M5 features weather-proof design, no such feature available in Nikon V3

High ISO Test Between Nikon V3 vs. Olympus OM-D E-M5 

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Verdict: The Olympus features bigger sensor with more ISO range, built in 5-Axis Image Stabilization and EVF, on the other hand Nikon V3 features very fast AF system and continuous shooting speed upto 20 fps Shooting with Full-Time AF, so we recommend you to buy V3 is you are a sports shooter , otherwise go with Olympus E-M5

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