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Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000

Portability
68
Imaging
60
Features
93
Overall
73
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II front
 
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 front
Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
26
Overall
31

Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000 Key Specs

Olympus E-M1 II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 574g - 134 x 91 x 67mm
  • Released September 2016
  • Previous Model is Olympus E-M1
  • New Model is Olympus E-M1 III
Olympus Tough-3000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
  • 159g - 96 x 65 x 23mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Additionally Known as mju Tough 3000
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Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000 Overview

Let's look closer at the Olympus E-M1 II versus Olympus Tough-3000, one being a Pro Mirrorless and the latter is a Waterproof and they are both offered by Olympus. There exists a significant gap between the resolutions of the E-M1 II (20MP) and Tough-3000 (12MP) and the E-M1 II (Four Thirds) and Tough-3000 (1/2.3") come with different sensor sizes.

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The E-M1 II was released 6 years later than the Tough-3000 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras offer different body type with the Olympus E-M1 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus Tough-3000 being a Compact camera.

Before going straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a quick summation of how the E-M1 II matches up versus the Tough-3000 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M1 II over the Olympus Tough-3000

 E-M1 II Tough-3000 
IntroducedSeptember 2016January 2010Fresher by 82 months
Manual focus Dial precise focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1037k230kClearer screen (+807k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus Tough-3000 over the Olympus E-M1 II

 Tough-3000 E-M1 II 

Common features in the Olympus E-M1 II and Olympus Tough-3000

 E-M1 II Tough-3000 

Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera, you need to factor its weight and proportions. The Olympus E-M1 II features outside measurements of 134mm x 91mm x 67mm (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.6") having a weight of 574 grams (1.27 lbs) and the Olympus Tough-3000 has measurements of 96mm x 65mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 0.9") along with a weight of 159 grams (0.35 lbs).

Examine the Olympus E-M1 II versus Olympus Tough-3000 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are working with at that moment. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the E-M1 II versus the Tough-3000.

Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the E-M1 II and Tough-3000 is 68 and 94 respectively.

Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, its hard to imagine the gap between sensor sizing merely by reading through a spec sheet. The photograph underneath will offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the E-M1 II and Tough-3000.

Clearly, both of these cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The E-M1 II because of its bigger sensor is going to make shooting shallow DOF less difficult and the Olympus E-M1 II will give you more detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop shots far more aggressively. The more recent E-M1 II provides an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus E-M1 II
Portrait photography with Olympus Tough-3000
76
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
21
no manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
low MP (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M1 II Street photography details
Olympus Tough-3000 Street photography details
78
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
comes with touch to focus
weather sealing
lighter than others in class (574 grams)
great ISO range (25,600)
62
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-M1 II as a Sports photography camera
Olympus Tough-3000 as a Sports photography camera
75
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
max fps high (60.0 frames/s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers tracking focus
weather sealing
comes with phase detect AF
low battery pack (350 per charge)
36
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather sealing
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus E-M1 II
Travel photography with Olympus Tough-3000
72
lighter than others in class (574 grams)
weather sealing
comes with touch to focus
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
selfie friendly screen
low battery pack (350 shots)
61
weather sealing
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
low MP (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M1 II Landscape photography factors
Olympus Tough-3000 Landscape photography factors
76
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
great ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
weather sealing
2 card slots
low battery pack (350 per charge)
35
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather sealing
no manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-M1 II as a Vlogging camera
Olympus Tough-3000 as a Vlogging camera
79
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen functionality
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect focusing
high video quality (4096 x 2160 pxls)
does have microphone support
lighter than others in class (574 grams)
28
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone jack
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Olympus E-M1 II vs Olympus Tough-3000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M1 II and Olympus Tough-3000
 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark IIOlympus Stylus Tough-3000
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Olympus Stylus Tough-3000
Otherwise known as - mju Tough 3000
Type Pro Mirrorless Waterproof
Released 2016-09-19 2010-01-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VIII TruePic III
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.4 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 226.2mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 25600 1600
Min native ISO 200 64
RAW images
Min boosted ISO 64 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 121 -
Lens
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 28-102mm (3.6x)
Highest aperture - f/3.5-5.1
Macro focus range - 2cm
Amount of lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 1,037k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Highest silent shutter speed 1/32000 seconds -
Continuous shooting speed 60.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 9.10 m (at ISO 100) 4.00 m
Flash options Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 237 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM, 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 1280x720
Video file format MOV, H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 574 grams (1.27 lb) 159 grams (0.35 lb)
Dimensions 134 x 91 x 67mm (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.6") 96 x 65 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.6" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 80 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 23.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.8 not tested
DXO Low light score 1312 not tested
Other
Battery life 350 images -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model BLH-1 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Storage media Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots Two 1
Cost at launch $1,700 $0