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Nikon A1000 vs Olympus E-M1 III

The Nikon Coolpix A1000 and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in January 2019 and February 2020. The A1000 is a fixed lens compact, while the E-M1 III is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on a 1/2.3-inch (A1000) and a Four Thirds (E-M1 III) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 15.9 megapixels, whereas the Olympus provides 20.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon A1000 versus Olympus E-M1 III
Nikon A1000 Olympus E-M1 III
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
24-840mm f/3.4-6.9 Micro Four Thirds lenses
15.9 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor 20.2 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-6,400 ISO 200-25,600
Electronic viewfinder (1166k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1036k dots 3.0 LCD, 1037k dots
Tilting touchscreen Swivel touchscreen
7 shutter flaps per second 18 shutter flaps per second
Lens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
250 shots per battery charge420 shots per battery charge
114 x 72 x 41 mm, 330 g 134 x 91 x 69 mm, 580 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Coolpix A1000 and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon A1000 and the Olympus E-M1 III. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The A1000 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the E-M1 III is only available in black.

Size Nikon A1000 vs Olympus E-M1 III
Compare A1000 versus E-M1 III top
Comparison A1000 or E-M1 III rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Olympus E-M1 III is considerably larger (49 percent) than the Nikon A1000. It is noteworthy in this context that the E-M1 III is splash and dust-proof, while the A1000 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the A1000 has a lens built in, whereas the E-M1 III is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the E-M1 III and their specifications in the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the A1000 gets 250 shots out of its EN-EL12 battery, while the E-M1 III can take 420 images on a single charge of its BLH-1 power pack. The power pack in the E-M1 III can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon A1000 114 mm 72 mm 41 mm 330 g 250 n Jan 2019 429 i
2.
 
Olympus E-M1 III 134 mm 91 mm 69 mm 580 g 420 Y Feb 2020 1,799 i
3.
 
Canon SX740 110 mm 64 mm 40 mm 299 g 265 n Jul 2018 399 i
4.
 
Fujifilm XF10 113 mm 64 mm 41 mm 279 g 330 n Jul 2018 499 i
5.
 
Nikon P950 140 mm 110 mm 150 mm 1005 g 290 n Jan 2020 799 i
6.
 
Nikon B600 122 mm 82 mm 99 mm 500 g 280 n Jan 2019 349 i
7.
 
Nikon P1000 146 mm 119 mm 181 mm 1415 g 250 n Jul 2018 999 i
8.
 
Olympus E-M5 III 125 mm 85 mm 50 mm 414 g 310 Y Oct 2019 1,199 i
9.
 
Olympus E-M1X 144 mm 147 mm 75 mm 997 g 870 Y Jan 2019 2,999 i
10.
 
Olympus E-M1 II 134 mm 91 mm 67 mm 574 g 440 Y Sep 2016 1,999 i
11.
 
Panasonic ZS80 112 mm 69 mm 42 mm 327 g 380 n Feb 2019 449 i
12.
 
Panasonic G95 130 mm 94 mm 77 mm 536 g 290 Y Apr 2019 999 i
13.
 
Panasonic TS7 117 mm 76 mm 37 mm 319 g 300 Y May 2018 449 i
14.
 
Panasonic G9 137 mm 97 mm 92 mm 658 g 400 Y Nov 2017 1,699 i
15.
 
Sony HX99 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 449 i
16.
 
Sony HX95 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 429 i
17.
 
Sony WX800 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 233 g 370 n Oct 2018 399 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The A1000 was launched at a lower price than the E-M1 III, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon A1000 features a 1/2.3-inch sensor and the Olympus E-M1 III a Four Thirds sensor. The sensor area in the E-M1 III is 704 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 5.6 and 2.0. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Nikon A1000 and Olympus E-M1 III sensor measures

With 20.2MP, the E-M1 III offers a higher resolution than the A1000 (15.9MP), but the E-M1 III nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.34μm versus 1.33μm for the A1000) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the E-M1 III is a somewhat more recent model (by 1 year) than the A1000, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Olympus E-M1 III implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the E-M1 III for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 25.9 x 19.4 inches or 65.8 x 49.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 20.7 x 15.6 inches or 52.7 x 39.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 17.3 x 13 inches or 43.9 x 32.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon A1000 are 23 x 17.3 inches or 58.5 x 43.9 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.8 x 35.1 cm for very good quality, and 15.4 x 11.5 inches or 39 x 29.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The E-M1 III has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

Unlike the A1000, the E-M1 III has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (80MP) by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Nikon Coolpix A1000 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 64-25600.

A1000 versus E-M1 III MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon A1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........
2.
 
Olympus E-M1 III Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
3.
 
Canon SX740 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
4.
 
Fujifilm XF10 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p........
5.
 
Nikon P950 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........
6.
 
Nikon B600 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p........
7.
 
Nikon P1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........
8.
 
Olympus E-M5 III Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
9.
 
Olympus E-M1X Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
10.
 
Olympus E-M1 II Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.712.8131280
11.
 
Panasonic ZS80 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
12.
 
Panasonic G95 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
13.
 
Panasonic TS7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
14.
 
Panasonic G9 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/60p........
15.
 
Sony HX99 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........
16.
 
Sony HX95 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........
17.
 
Sony WX800 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, and both provide the same movie specifications (4K/30p).

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the E-M1 III offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the A1000 (2360k vs 1166k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon A1000 and Olympus E-M1 III along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon A10001166 n 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
2.
 
Olympus E-M1 III2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon SX740none n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/3200s 10.0 Y Y
4.
 
Fujifilm XF10none n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
5.
 
Nikon P9502359 n 3.2 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
6.
 
Nikon B600none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y
7.
 
Nikon P10002359 n 3.2 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
8.
 
Olympus E-M5 III2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
9.
 
Olympus E-M1X2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
10.
 
Olympus E-M1 II2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
11.
 
Panasonic ZS802330 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
12.
 
Panasonic G952360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
13.
 
Panasonic TS71170 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/1300s 10.0 Y Y
14.
 
Panasonic G93680 Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony HX99638 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony HX95638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony WX800none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The A1000 has one, while the E-M1 III does not. While the built-in flash of the A1000 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

Both cameras have an articulated rear screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This feature will be particularly appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the E-M1 III is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Olympus E-M1 III has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the A1000 and the E-M1 III write their files to SDXC cards. The E-M1 III features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the A1000 only has one slot. The E-M1 III supports UHS-II cards (on its first slot), while the A1000 can use UHS-I cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Coolpix A1000 and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon A1000-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
2.
 
Olympus E-M1 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
3.
 
Canon SX740-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Fujifilm XF10-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon P950YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Nikon B600-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Nikon P1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Olympus E-M5 IIIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
9.
 
Olympus E-M1XYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y-Y
10.
 
Olympus E-M1 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y--
11.
 
Panasonic ZS80-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
12.
 
Panasonic G95YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
13.
 
Panasonic TS7-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
14.
 
Panasonic G9YstereomonoYYfull3.0Y-Y
15.
 
Sony HX99-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
16.
 
Sony HX95-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
17.
 
Sony WX800-stereomono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the E-M1 III has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The A1000 does not feature such a mic input.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Olympus E-M1 III (unlike the A1000) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the A1000 and the E-M1 III are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The A1000 replaced the earlier Nikon A900, while the E-M1 III followed on from the Olympus E-M1 II. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Olympus websites.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is the Nikon A1000 better than the Olympus E-M1 III or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon Coolpix A1000:

  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the E-M1 III requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (114x72mm vs 134x91mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the E-M1 III).
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in January 2019).

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Advantages of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (20.2 vs 15.9MP), which boosts linear resolution by 13%.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (2360k vs 1166k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (18 vs 7 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More flexible: Takes interchangeable lenses and can thus be used with specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (420 versus 250) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (1 year) more recently.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the E-M1 III is the clear winner of the contest (25 : 6 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

A1000 06:25 E-M1 III

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon A1000 and the Olympus E-M1 III place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Superzoom Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the A1000 or the E-M1 III. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon A1000..+ +..3.5/53/5 Jan 2019 429 i
2.
 
Olympus E-M1 III5/5..83/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2020 1,799 i
3.
 
Canon SX740..+..4/54/5 Jul 2018 399 i
4.
 
Fujifilm XF10....75/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2018 499 i
5.
 
Nikon P950......4/54/5 Jan 2020 799 i
6.
 
Nikon B600..+..3.5/53/5 Jan 2019 349 i
7.
 
Nikon P1000..+73/1003.5/53.5/5 Jul 2018 999 i
8.
 
Olympus E-M5 III5/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2019 1,199 i
9.
 
Olympus E-M1X4.5/5o..4.5/5.. Jan 2019 2,999 i
10.
 
Olympus E-M1 II5/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 1,999 i
11.
 
Panasonic ZS80..+ +..4.5/5.. Feb 2019 449 i
12.
 
Panasonic G954.5/5+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2019 999 i
13.
 
Panasonic TS7..+....3.5/5 May 2018 449 i
14.
 
Panasonic G9..+ +85/1005/55/5 Nov 2017 1,699 i
15.
 
Sony HX99......4/54.5/5 Aug 2018 449 i
16.
 
Sony HX95.......... Aug 2018 429 i
17.
 
Sony WX800.......... Oct 2018 399 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Nikon A1000 vs Olympus E-M1 III

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon A1000 Olympus E-M1 III
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 24-840mm f/3.4-6.9 Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date January 2019 February 2020
    Launch Price USD 429 USD 1,799
    Sensor Specs Nikon A1000 Olympus E-M1 III
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 28.0735 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 15.9 Megapixels 20.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 5184 x 3888 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.33 μm 3.34 μm
    Pixel Density 56.73 MP/cm2 8.96 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 64 - 25,600 ISO
    Screen Specs Nikon A1000 Olympus E-M1 III
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 98% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.83x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1166k dots 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1036k dots 1037k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon A1000 Olympus E-M1 III
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 7 shutter flaps/s 18 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I Single UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Nikon A1000 Olympus E-M1 III
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.1
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Nikon A1000 Olympus E-M1 III
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL12 BLH-1
    Battery Life (CIPA)250 shots per charge420 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 114 x 72 x 41 mm
    (4.5 x 2.8 x 1.6 in)
    134 x 91 x 69 mm
    (5.3 x 3.6 x 2.7 in)
    Camera Weight 330 g (11.6 oz) 580 g (20.5 oz)

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