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Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III

Portability
76
Imaging
67
Features
79
Overall
71
Fujifilm X-T2 front
 
Olympus OM-D E-M5 III front
Portability
80
Imaging
62
Features
88
Overall
72

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T2
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Expand to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 507g - 133 x 92 x 49mm
  • Revealed July 2016
  • Older Model is Fujifilm X-T1
  • Updated by Fujifilm X-T3
Olympus E-M5 III
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 414g - 125 x 85 x 50mm
  • Launched October 2019
  • Succeeded the Olympus E-M5 II
  • Later Model is OM System OM-5
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Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III Overview

Below is a in-depth analysis of the Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III, both Advanced Mirrorless cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Olympus. The resolution of the Fujifilm X-T2 (24MP) and the E-M5 III (20MP) is pretty comparable but the Fujifilm X-T2 (APS-C) and E-M5 III (Four Thirds) boast totally different sensor sizing.

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The Fujifilm X-T2 was launched 4 years earlier than the E-M5 III and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before diving straight to a full comparison, here is a short summation of how the Fujifilm X-T2 matches up versus the E-M5 III with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T2 over the Olympus E-M5 III

 Fujifilm X-T2 E-M5 III 
Screen dimensions3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Olympus E-M5 III over the Fujifilm X-T2

 E-M5 III Fujifilm X-T2 
LaunchedOctober 2019July 2016More recent by 39 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T2 and Olympus E-M5 III

 Fujifilm X-T2 E-M5 III 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Screen resolution1040k1040kExact same screen resolution

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III Physical Comparison

When you are looking to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to take into account its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X-T2 has got external measurements of 133mm x 92mm x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 507 grams (1.12 lbs) and the Olympus E-M5 III has sizing of 125mm x 85mm x 50mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 2.0") having a weight of 414 grams (0.91 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you select at the time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the Fujifilm X-T2 versus the E-M5 III.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X-T2 and E-M5 III is 76 and 80 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be tough to envision the gap in sensor measurements only by going through technical specs. The photograph here might give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm X-T2 and E-M5 III.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras have different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm X-T2 because of its bigger sensor will make achieving bokeh less difficult and the Fujifilm X-T2 will provide greater detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The older Fujifilm X-T2 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus E-M5 III as a Portrait photography camera
80
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
offers face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
77
manual focus
decent MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
includes face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Street photography factors
Olympus E-M5 III Street photography factors
75
screen tilts
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
environment proof
no image stabilization
83
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
boasts focus by touch
environment sealing
great ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Sports photography features
Olympus E-M5 III Sports photography features
72
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
silent shutter (1/32,000s)
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
environment proof
supports phase detect AF
no image stabilization
not so great battery life (340 CIPA)
76
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
fast shooting (30.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent MP (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
includes tracking autofocus
environment sealing
sensor has phase detect AF
bad battery pack (310 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Travel photography highlights
Olympus E-M5 III Travel photography highlights
63
environment proof
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
not so great battery life (340 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
77
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus by touch
decent MP (20MP)
screen is selfie friendly
bad battery pack (310 shots)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Landscape photography information
Olympus E-M5 III Landscape photography information
75
you can focus manually
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
delivers RAW files
environment proof
has double storage slots
no image stabilization
not so great battery life (340 CIPA)
77
manual focus
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent MP (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
great ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
environment sealing
bad battery pack (310 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 as a Vlogging camera
Olympus E-M5 III as a Vlogging camera
33
offers face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
comes with microphone port
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
84
screen is selfie friendly
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detection focusing
high res video (4096 x 2160 resolution)
includes external mic support
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Fujifilm X-T2 vs Olympus E-M5 III Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T2 and Olympus E-M5 III
 Fujifilm X-T2Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
General Information
Make FujiFilm Olympus
Model type Fujifilm X-T2 Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
Class Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed 2016-07-07 2019-10-17
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by X-Processor Pro2 TruePic VIII
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS III MOS
Sensor size APS-C Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.6mm 17.4 x 13mm
Sensor area 368.2mm² 226.2mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 12800 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 200 200
RAW format
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 64
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 325 121
Lens
Lens support Fujifilm X Micro Four Thirds
Number of lenses 54 107
Focal length multiplier 1.5 2.1
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fully Articulated
Screen size 3.2 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots 2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.77x 0.68x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Max silent shutter speed 1/32000 secs 1/32000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 14.0fps 30.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, commander Auto, redeye, fill, off, redeye slow sync, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/250 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 237 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 4096x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 507 gr (1.12 lbs) 414 gr (0.91 lbs)
Physical dimensions 133 x 92 x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9") 125 x 85 x 50mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 2.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 340 images 310 images
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W126S BLN-1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS II SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Card slots 2 Single
Launch pricing $1,600 $1,199