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Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5

Portability
61
Imaging
77
Features
89
Overall
81
Nikon Z6 Mark II front
 
Olympus PEN E-P5 front
Portability
85
Imaging
53
Features
76
Overall
62

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5 Key Specs

Nikon Z6 II
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 705g - 134 x 101 x 70mm
  • Launched October 2020
  • Old Model is Nikon Z6
Olympus E-P5
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 420g - 122 x 69 x 37mm
  • Revealed October 2013
  • Succeeded the Olympus E-P3
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Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5 Overview

Here is a thorough review of the Nikon Z6 II versus Olympus E-P5, former being a Pro Mirrorless while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by manufacturers Nikon and Olympus. There is a noticeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the Z6 II (25MP) and E-P5 (16MP) and the Z6 II (Full frame) and E-P5 (Four Thirds) posses totally different sensor sizes.

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The Z6 II was announced 7 years later than the E-P5 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras feature different body design with the Nikon Z6 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus E-P5 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting right into a thorough comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the Z6 II matches up against the E-P5 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z6 II over the Olympus E-P5

 Z6 II E-P5 
RevealedOctober 2020October 2013Fresher by 86 months
Screen size3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2100k1037kSharper screen (+1063k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus E-P5 over the Nikon Z6 II

 E-P5 Z6 II 

Common features in the Nikon Z6 II and Olympus E-P5

 Z6 II E-P5 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry your camera, you should take into account its weight and dimensions. The Nikon Z6 II has exterior dimensions of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") along with a weight of 705 grams (1.55 lbs) whilst the Olympus E-P5 has dimensions of 122mm x 69mm x 37mm (4.8" x 2.7" x 1.5") and a weight of 420 grams (0.93 lbs).

Analyze the Nikon Z6 II versus Olympus E-P5 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you use at that moment. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the Z6 II compared to the E-P5.

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the Z6 II and E-P5 is 61 and 85 respectively.

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5 top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's difficult to envision the gap between sensor sizing just by going over specifications. The photograph here may offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Z6 II and E-P5.

To sum up, both the cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The Z6 II with its bigger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF easier and the Nikon Z6 II will offer more detail with its extra 9 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop pictures way more aggressively. The younger Z6 II is going to have a benefit in sensor technology.

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5 sensor size comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Portrait photography advice
Olympus E-P5 Portrait photography advice
86
focusing manually
megapixel count fantastic (25 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
provides face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
71
has manual focus
flash sync speed is above average (1/320 seconds)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
features face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Street photography info
Olympus E-P5 Street photography info
78
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
comes with touch to focus
environment sealing
very good ISO range (51,200)
78
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
has touch focus
great high ISO (25,600)
heavier than competition (420 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Sports photography features
Olympus E-P5 Sports photography features
82
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count fantastic (25MP)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
provides tracking autofocus
environment sealing
comes with phase detect autofocus
bad battery life (410 CIPA)
68
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
features tracking autofocus
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Travel photography features
Olympus E-P5 Travel photography features
66
environment sealing
supports bluetooth
comes with touch to focus
megapixel count fantastic (25MP)
bad battery life (410 per charge)
screen isn't selfie friendly
68
has touch focus
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
heavier than competition (420 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon Z6 II
Landscape photography with Olympus E-P5
82
focusing manually
swap lenses (Nikon Z mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count fantastic (25 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
very good ISO range (51,200)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
has double storage slots
bad battery life (410 CIPA)
79
has manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
great high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Vlogging factors
Olympus E-P5 Vlogging factors
36
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have external mic port
screen isn't selfie friendly
33
touch screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detection autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
lack of external mic support
heavier than competition (420g)
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Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus E-P5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z6 II and Olympus E-P5
 Nikon Z6 Mark IIOlympus PEN E-P5
General Information
Make Nikon Olympus
Model Nikon Z6 Mark II Olympus PEN E-P5
Class Pro Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched 2020-10-14 2013-10-03
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 23.9mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 858.0mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 25 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Full resolution 6048 x 4024 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 51200 25600
Max boosted ISO 204800 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Lowest boosted ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 273 35
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon Z Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 15 107
Focal length multiplier 1 2.1
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3.2 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 2,100k dots 1,037k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - 3:2 LCD capacitive touchscreen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 14.0 frames/s 9.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash 7.00 m (ISO 100)
Flash modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync (1st or 2nd curtain), Manual (1/1 - 1/64)
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/200 secs 1/320 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 705g (1.55 lbs) 420g (0.93 lbs)
Physical dimensions 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") 122 x 69 x 37mm (4.8" x 2.7" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 72
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.8
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.4
DXO Low light score not tested 895
Other
Battery life 410 images 330 images
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type CFexpress Type B / XQD SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 2 1
Launch cost $1,997 $389