Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III front
Samsung TL320 front

Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320 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 Maximum Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 414g - 125 x 85 x 50mm
  • Launched October 2019
  • Succeeded the Olympus E-M5 II
Samsung TL320
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.8-5.8) lens
  • n/ag - 97 x 61 x 21mm
  • Launched February 2009
  • Alternative Name is WB1000
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Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320 Overview

Here, we are contrasting the Olympus E-M5 III and Samsung TL320, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the other is a Ultracompact by competitors Olympus and Samsung. There is a sizable difference among the image resolutions of the E-M5 III (20MP) and TL320 (12MP) and the E-M5 III (Four Thirds) and TL320 (1/2.3") have different sensor sizing.

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The E-M5 III was announced 10 years after the TL320 which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Olympus E-M5 III being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Samsung TL320 being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go right into a full comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the E-M5 III grades vs the TL320 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M5 III over the Samsung TL320

 E-M5 III TL320 
LaunchedOctober 2019February 2009More modern by 130 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution1040k460kClearer display (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Samsung TL320 over the Olympus E-M5 III

 TL320 E-M5 III 

Common features in the Olympus E-M5 III and Samsung TL320

 E-M5 III TL320 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Display size3"3"Same display measurement

Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera, you will want to factor its weight and proportions. The Olympus E-M5 III comes with outside dimensions of 125mm x 85mm x 50mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 2.0") with a weight of 414 grams (0.91 lbs) and the Samsung TL320 has measurements of 97mm x 61mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have at the time. Underneath is a front view size comparison of the E-M5 III against the TL320.

Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the E-M5 III and TL320 is 80 and 98 respectively.

Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its difficult to visualize the contrast in sensor sizes just by checking out specifications. The image underneath will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the E-M5 III and TL320.

To sum up, the 2 cameras feature different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The E-M5 III using its larger sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field easier and the Olympus E-M5 III will provide more detail with its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics way more aggressively. The more recent E-M5 III should have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Portrait photography details
Samsung TL320 Portrait photography details
focusing manually
MP count good (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
focusing manually
has face detection focusing
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus E-M5 III
Street photography with Samsung TL320
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
supports focus via touch
weather proof
good high ISO (25,600)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Sports photography highlights
Samsung TL320 Sports photography highlights
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
fast shooting (30.0 frames per second)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count good (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proof
supports phase detect autofocus
bad battery pack (310 per charge)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Travel photography advice
Samsung TL320 Travel photography advice
weather proof
connects via bluetooth
supports focus via touch
MP count good (20 megapixels)
selfie friendly screen
bad battery pack (310 CIPA)
has built in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
MP count low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Landscape photography information
Samsung TL320 Landscape photography information
focusing manually
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count good (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
bad battery pack (310 shots)
focusing manually
pretty wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III as a Vlogging camera
Samsung TL320 as a Vlogging camera
selfie friendly screen
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
supports face detection autofocus
high quality video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
comes with external mic jack
pretty wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Olympus E-M5 III vs Samsung TL320 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M5 III and Samsung TL320
 Olympus OM-D E-M5 IIISamsung TL320
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Samsung
Model Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Samsung TL320
Otherwise known as - WB1000
Type Advanced Mirrorless Ultracompact
Launched 2019-10-17 2009-02-23
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VIII -
Sensor type MOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.4 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 226.2mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 25600 3200
Lowest native ISO 200 80
RAW images
Lowest enhanced ISO 64 -
Focus manually
Touch 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
Number of focus points 121 -
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 24-120mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture - f/2.8-5.8
Macro focus distance - 5cm
Amount of lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 1,040 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.68x -
Min shutter speed 60 secs 16 secs
Max shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/2000 secs
Max silent shutter speed 1/32000 secs -
Continuous shutter speed 30.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash 5.00 m
Flash options Auto, redeye, fill, off, redeye slow sync, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off, Red eye fix
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/250 secs -
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 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 4096x2160 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Wireless Built-In None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 414g (0.91 lb) -
Physical dimensions 125 x 85 x 50mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 2.0") 97 x 61 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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
Battery life 310 shots -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model BLN-1 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (10 sec, 2 sec, Double, Motion Timer)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $1,199 $380