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Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H

Portability
80
Imaging
62
Features
88
Overall
72
Olympus OM-D E-M5 III front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H front
Portability
52
Imaging
76
Features
87
Overall
80

Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H Key Specs

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
  • Introduced October 2019
  • Previous Model is Olympus E-M5 II
  • Successor is OM System OM-5
Panasonic S1H
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Push to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 5952 x 3988 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 1052g - 151 x 114 x 110mm
  • Announced August 2019
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Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H Overview

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the Olympus E-M5 III versus Panasonic S1H, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the other is a Pro Mirrorless by brands Olympus and Panasonic. The image resolution of the E-M5 III (20MP) and the S1H (24MP) is very well matched but the E-M5 III (Four Thirds) and S1H (Full frame) offer different sensor size.

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The E-M5 III was introduced 2 months after the S1H which means that they are of a similar age. Both of these cameras have the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before going right into a in-depth comparison, here is a short highlight of how the E-M5 III matches up versus the S1H when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M5 III over the Panasonic S1H

 E-M5 III S1H 

Reasons to pick Panasonic S1H over the Olympus E-M5 III

 S1H E-M5 III 
Display dimensions3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2330k1040kCrisper display (+1290k dot)

Common features in the Olympus E-M5 III and Panasonic S1H

 E-M5 III S1H 
AnnouncedOctober 2019August 2019Similar age
Manually focus Very exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H Physical Comparison

When you are intending to travel with your camera, you will want to factor its weight and measurements. The Olympus E-M5 III features external dimensions of 125mm x 85mm x 50mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 2.0") having a weight of 414 grams (0.91 lbs) whilst the Panasonic S1H has proportions of 151mm x 114mm x 110mm (5.9" x 4.5" x 4.3") and a weight of 1052 grams (2.32 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus E-M5 III versus Panasonic S1H in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have attached at that moment. Here is a front view size comparison of the E-M5 III versus the S1H.

Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the E-M5 III and S1H is 80 and 52 respectively.

Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H Sensor Comparison

Often, its hard to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions just by checking technical specs. The picture here might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the E-M5 III and S1H.

As you have seen, both of these cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The E-M5 III with its tinier sensor is going to make getting bokeh harder and the Panasonic S1H will resolve greater detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics more aggressively.

Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Portrait photography info
Panasonic S1H Portrait photography info
77
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
includes face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
85
focusing manually
above average flash sync speed (1/320s)
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
provides face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Street photography features
Panasonic S1H Street photography features
83
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
supports touch focus
environment proofing
very good ISO range (25,600)
69
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
features focus via touch
environment sealing
great high ISO (51,200)
more heavy than average in class (1,052 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Sports photography info
Panasonic S1H Sports photography info
76
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
silent shutter (1/32,000s)
high frames per second (30.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
includes tracking focus
environment proofing
supports phase detect autofocus
low battery (310 shots)
76
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
silent mode (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
environment sealing
terrible battery life (400 per charge)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Travel photography details
Panasonic S1H Travel photography details
77
environment proofing
connects via bluetooth
supports touch focus
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
selfie friendly screen
low battery (310 per charge)
64
environment sealing
supports bluetooth
features focus via touch
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
terrible battery life (400 per charge)
more heavy than average in class (1,052g)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Landscape photography details
Panasonic S1H Landscape photography details
77
has manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
environment proofing
low battery (310 per charge)
81
focusing manually
change lenses (Leica L mount)
screen size is decent (3.2 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
great high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW files
environment sealing
2 card slots
terrible battery life (400 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus E-M5 III
Vlogging with Panasonic S1H
84
selfie friendly screen
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detect autofocus
video res high (4096 x 2160 pxls)
comes with microphone port
70
selfie friendly display
touch screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detect autofocus
video res high (5952 x 3988 pixels)
comes with microphone support
more heavy than average in class (1,052g)
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Olympus E-M5 III vs Panasonic S1H Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M5 III and Panasonic S1H
 Olympus OM-D E-M5 IIIPanasonic Lumix DC-S1H
General Information
Make Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H
Category Advanced Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Introduced 2019-10-17 2019-08-28
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip TruePic VIII Venus Engine
Sensor type MOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Full frame
Sensor measurements 17.4 x 13mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor surface area 226.2mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 25600 51200
Highest enhanced ISO - 204800
Lowest native ISO 200 100
RAW photos
Lowest enhanced ISO 64 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 121 225
Lens
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Leica L
Total lenses 107 30
Focal length multiplier 2.1 1
Screen
Type of screen Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen size 3 inch 3.2 inch
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 2,330k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dots 5,760k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.68x 0.78x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/32000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 30.0 frames per sec 9.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, redeye, fill, off, redeye slow sync, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/250 secs 1/320 secs
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 5952 x 3988 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 4096x2160 5952x3988
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 414 grams (0.91 pounds) 1052 grams (2.32 pounds)
Physical dimensions 125 x 85 x 50mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 2.0") 151 x 114 x 110mm (5.9" x 4.5" x 4.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 310 pictures 400 pictures
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BLN-1 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)
Card slots One Dual
Cost at release $1,199 $3,998