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Olympus OM-D E-M1 II Vs Panasonic Lumix GH5 Video

Olympus OM-D E-M1 II Vs Panasonic Lumix GH5 Video - David Thorpe compares the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with the Panasonic Lumix GH5 in his latest video.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II in Mirrorless Cameras

Panasonic Lumix Gh5 Vs Olympus Omd Em1 Markii

David Thorpe compares the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with the Panasonic Lumix GH5, both 20 megapixel Micro Four Thirds cameras, with top of the range features, including high-speed shooting and 4K video recording. David Thorpe discusses feel, design, handling and the control systems of both cameras, along with how to get to the Super Control Panels, and custom modes. David also talks about screen quality, as well as electronic viewfinder (EVF) performance of both cameras. 

Battery life can be extended on both cameras with the power saving features, and David says he can get up to 1000 shots on a charge. He also discusses action shots, and continuous shooting with auto-focus, with the advantage going to the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II due to the quicker continuous shooting modes. The E-M1 Mark II also offers a high-resolution shooting mode, which has been introduced in the new Panasonic Lumix G9.

Find out what David Thorpe recommends by watching the video above. David Thorpe has also focused on the Panasonic Lumix GH5, and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II in previous video reviews.

Comparison Table

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark IIPanasonic Lumix GH5
ManufacturerOlympusPanasonic
Image Sensor
Pixels20.4Mp (Megapixels)20Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)51845184
Pixels (H)38883888
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOS
Sensor SizeMicro Four ThirdsMicro Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width)17.3mm17.3mm
Sensor Size (height)13mm13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in3.2in
Screen resolution1037K1.62m dots
Touch ScreenYesYes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec60sec
Bulb modeYesYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity64 - 25600100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Flash
  • Shade
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Cloudy
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Bracket
  • Manual
  • Underwater
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-5+/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution2360K3680K dot
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting60fps12fps
Video
Movie modeYesYes
Video Resolution
  • 4K
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS30p4K 60fps, FullHD 180fps
Stereo SoundYesYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYesYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYesYes
Interface
HDMIYesYes
USBUSB-CUSB-C
Wi-FiYesYes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-IonLi-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh)
Battery Life (CIPA rating)440shots410shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBody, USB cable, cable clip, shoulder strap, instruction manual, warranty card, FL-LM3 flash, BLH-1 Li-ion battery , BCH-1 Li-ion battery chargerBattery Charger (AC Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Cable Holder, Lens Cap*, Lens Hood*, Lens Rear Cap* *Included with D
Dimensions
Weight574g725g
Width134.1mm138.5mm
Height90.9mm98.1mm
Depth68.9mm87.4mm
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