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Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1

Portability
82
Imaging
54
Features
77
Overall
63
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 front
Portability
93
Imaging
36
Features
36
Overall
36

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1 Key Specs

Olympus E-M10 II
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 390g - 120 x 83 x 47mm
  • Announced August 2015
  • Superseded the Olympus E-M10
  • Later Model is Olympus E-M10 III
Panasonic 3D1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 193g - 108 x 58 x 24mm
  • Released November 2011
Photography Glossary

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1 Overview

Below is a detailed comparison of the Olympus E-M10 II versus Panasonic 3D1, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Small Sensor Compact by companies Olympus and Panasonic. There is a noticeable difference among the image resolutions of the E-M10 II (16MP) and 3D1 (12MP) and the E-M10 II (Four Thirds) and 3D1 (1/2.3") use different sensor sizing.

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The E-M10 II was manufactured 3 years later than the 3D1 and that is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Olympus E-M10 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic 3D1 being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a in depth comparison, below is a short highlight of how the E-M10 II grades versus the 3D1 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M10 II over the Panasonic 3D1

 E-M10 II 3D1 
ReleasedAugust 2015November 2011More recent by 47 months
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k460kSharper display (+580k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic 3D1 over the Olympus E-M10 II

 3D1 E-M10 II 
Display sizing3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")

Common features in the Olympus E-M10 II and Panasonic 3D1

 E-M10 II 3D1 
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Easily navigate

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to lug around your camera often, you have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-M10 II enjoys exterior measurements of 120mm x 83mm x 47mm (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.9") with a weight of 390 grams (0.86 lbs) whilst the Panasonic 3D1 has dimensions of 108mm x 58mm x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs).

Look at the Olympus E-M10 II versus Panasonic 3D1 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the E-M10 II versus the 3D1.

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the E-M10 II and 3D1 is 82 and 93 respectively.

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's hard to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements just by checking out technical specs. The graphic here should offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the E-M10 II and 3D1.

As you can tell, both cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The E-M10 II because of its larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF easier and the Olympus E-M10 II will provide extra detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics far more aggressively. The newer E-M10 II provides a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Portrait photography details
Panasonic 3D1 Portrait photography details
72
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides face detection focus
exports RAW files
27
has face detection focusing
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Street photography details
Panasonic 3D1 Street photography details
83
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
provides touch focus
very good high ISO (25,600)
61
image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus by touch
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Sports photography highlights
Panasonic 3D1 Sports photography highlights
67
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides tracking autofocus
lack of phase detect auto focus
30
image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking autofocus
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (200 shots)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Travel photography factors
Panasonic 3D1 Travel photography factors
73
provides touch focus
good megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
display isn't selfie friendly
59
offers focus by touch
built-in flash
really wide (25mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
not so great battery life (200 per charge)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Landscape photography information
Panasonic 3D1 Landscape photography information
79
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
36
really wide (25mm)
screen larger than average (3.5 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
manual exposure not available
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
not so great battery life (200 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-M10 II Vlogging info
Panasonic 3D1 Vlogging info
35
touch screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone port
34
really wide (25mm)
touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have external mic port
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Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic 3D1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M10 II and Panasonic 3D1
 Olympus OM-D E-M10 IIPanasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2015-08-25 2011-11-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic VII -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 25600 6400
Min native ISO 200 100
RAW pictures
Min enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 81 23
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 25-100mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.9-5.7
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Number of lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of screen 1,040k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology - TFT Full Touch Screen with AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1300 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 8.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.80 m (ISO 100) 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, flash off, 1st-curtain slow sync w/redeye, 1st-curtain slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p/30p/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 390 gr (0.86 lb) 193 gr (0.43 lb)
Dimensions 120 x 83 x 47mm (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.9") 108 x 58 x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 73 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.1 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.5 not tested
DXO Low light rating 842 not tested
Other
Battery life 320 shots 200 shots
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BLS-50 -
Self timer Yes (12 sec., 2 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $499 $670