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Nikon W150 vs Olympus E-M5 III

The Nikon Coolpix W150 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in April 2019 and October 2019. The W150 is a fixed lens compact, while the E-M5 III is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on a 1/3.1-inch (W150) and a Four Thirds (E-M5 III) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 13 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 W150 VS Olympus E-M5 III
Nikon W150 Olympus E-M5 III
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
30-90mm f/3.3-5.9 Micro Four Thirds lenses
13 MP, 1/3.1" Sensor 20.2 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
1080/30p Video 4k/24p Video
ISO 125-1600 ISO 200-25600
No viewfinder, LCD framing Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
2.7" LCD, 230k dots 3.0" LCD, 1040k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Swivel touchscreen
4.7 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
No shake reductionIn-body stabilization
Waterproof body (nom)Weathersealed body
220 shots per battery charge310 shots per battery charge
110 x 67 x 38 mm, 177 g 125 x 85 x 50 mm, 414 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Coolpix W150 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 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 W150 and the Olympus E-M5 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 W150 can be obtained in five different colors (blue, orange, white, flower, resort), while the E-M5 III is available in two color-versions (black, silver).

Size Nikon W150 vs Olympus E-M5 III
Compare W150 versus E-M5 III top
Comparison W150 or E-M5 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-M5 III is considerably larger (44 percent) than the Nikon W150. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments. More than that, the W150 is water-proof up to 10m and can, thus, be used for underwater photography.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the W150 has a lens built in, whereas the E-M5 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-M5 III and their specifications in the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog.

The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, 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, just click on the right or left arrow next to the camera that you would like to inspect. Alternatively, you can also use the CAM-parator to select your camera combination among a larger number of options.

Camera Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
(CIPA)
Weather
Sealing
(yes/no)
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Nikon W150» 110 mm 67 mm 38 mm 177 g 220 Y Apr 2019 159 iNikon W150
 
Olympus E-M5 III« 125 mm 85 mm 50 mm 414 g 310 Y Oct 2019 1,199 iOlympus E-M5 III
 
Leica Q2« » 130 mm 80 mm 92 mm 718 g 370 Y Mar 2019 4,995 iLeica Q2
 
Nikon B600« » 122 mm 82 mm 99 mm 500 g 280 n Jan 2019 349 iNikon B600
 
Nikon A1000« » 114 mm 72 mm 41 mm 330 g 250 n Jan 2019 429 iNikon A1000
 
Nikon P1000« » 146 mm 119 mm 181 mm 1415 g 250 n Jul 2018 999 iNikon P1000
 
Nikon W300« » 112 mm 66 mm 29 mm 231 g 280 Y May 2017 389 iNikon W300
 
Olympus PEN-F« » 125 mm 72 mm 37 mm 427 g 330 n Jan 2016 1,199 iOlympus PEN-F
 
Olympus E-M5 II« » 124 mm 85 mm 45 mm 469 g 310 Y Feb 2015 1,099iOlympus E-M5 II
 
Olympus E-M1« » 130 mm 94 mm 63 mm 497 g 350 Y Sep 2013 1,399iOlympus E-M1
 
Olympus E-M5« » 122 mm 89 mm 43 mm 425 g 360 Y Feb 2012 1,299iOlympus E-M5
 
Panasonic FT7« » 117 mm 76 mm 37 mm 319 g 300 Y May 2018 449 iPanasonic FT7
 
Panasonic GX8« » 133 mm 78 mm 63 mm 487 g 330 Y Jul 2015 1,199iPanasonic GX8
 
Ricoh WG-6« » 118 mm 66 mm 33 mm 246 g 340 Y Feb 2019 399 iRicoh WG-6
 
Ricoh WG-60« » 123 mm 62 mm 30 mm 193 g 300 Y Oct 2018 279 iRicoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II« » 59 mm 41 mm 35 mm 132 g 240 Y Mar 2019 699 iSony RX0 II
 
Sony RX0« » 59 mm 41 mm 30 mm 110 g 240 Y Aug 2017 699iSony RX0
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The W150 was launched at a lower price than the E-M5 III, despite having a lens built in. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. 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.

 

Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon W150 features a 1/3.1-inch sensor and the Olympus E-M5 III a Four Thirds sensor. The sensor area in the E-M5 III is 1306 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 7.4 and 2.0. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Nikon W150 and Olympus E-M5 III sensor measures

With 20.2MP, the E-M5 III offers a higher resolution than the W150 (13MP), but the E-M5 III nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.34μm versus 1.11μm for the W150) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the E-M5 III is a somewhat more recent model (by 5 months) than the W150, 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-M5 III implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the E-M5 III for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 25.9 x 19.4 inch or 65.8 x 49.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 20.7 x 15.6 inch or 52.7 x 39.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 17.3 x 13 inch or 43.9 x 32.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon W150 are 20.8 x 15.6 inch or 52.8 x 39.6 cm for good quality, 16.6 x 12.5 inch or 42.3 x 31.7 cm for very good quality, and 13.9 x 10.4 inch or 35.2 x 26.4 cm for excellent quality prints.

The E-M5 III has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

Unlike the W150, the E-M5 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 W150 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 1600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 64-25600.

W150 versus E-M5 III MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
Camera
Model
 
Nikon W150 1/3.1 13.0 4160 31201080/30p........Nikon W150
 
Olympus E-M5 III Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884k/24p........Olympus E-M5 III
 
Leica Q2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/30p26.413.5249196Leica Q2
 
Nikon B600 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p........Nikon B600
 
Nikon A1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........Nikon A1000
 
Nikon P1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........Nikon P1000
 
Nikon W300 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........Nikon W300
 
Olympus PEN-F Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38881080/60p23.112.489474Olympus PEN-F
 
Olympus E-M5 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.012.584273Olympus E-M5 II
 
Olympus E-M1 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p23.012.775773Olympus E-M1
 
Olympus E-M5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60i22.812.382671Olympus E-M5
 
Panasonic FT7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........Panasonic FT7
 
Panasonic GX8 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.512.680675Panasonic GX8
 
Ricoh WG-6 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........Ricoh WG-6
 
Ricoh WG-60 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p........Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II 1-inch 15.4 4800 32004K/30p........Sony RX0 II
 
Sony RX0 1-inch 15.4 4800 32001080/60p22.412.454868Sony RX0

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the E-M5 III provides a better video resolution than the W150. It can shoot movie footage at 4k/24p, while the Nikon is limited to 1080/30p.

 

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the E-M5 III has an electronic viewfinder (2360k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the W150 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Nikon W150, the Olympus E-M5 III, and comparable cameras.

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
Camera
Model
 
Nikon W150none n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/2000s 4.7 Y n Nikon W150
 
Olympus E-M5 III2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y Olympus E-M5 III
 
Leica Q23680 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 20.0 n Y Leica Q2
 
Nikon B600none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y Nikon B600
 
Nikon A10001166 n 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon A1000
 
Nikon P10002359 n 3.2 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon P1000
 
Nikon W300none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon W300
 
Olympus PEN-F2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y Olympus PEN-F
 
Olympus E-M5 II2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y Olympus E-M5 II
 
Olympus E-M12360 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y Olympus E-M1
 
Olympus E-M51440 n 3.0 610 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 n Y Olympus E-M5
 
Panasonic FT71170 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/1300s 10.0 Y Y Panasonic FT7
 
Panasonic GX82360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y Panasonic GX8
 
Ricoh WG-6none n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 1.0 Y n Ricoh WG-6
 
Ricoh WG-60none n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 IInone n 1.5 230 tilting n .. 5.5 n n Sony RX0 II
 
Sony RX0none n 1.5 230 fixed n .. 5.5 n n Sony RX0

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The W150 has one, while the E-M5 III does not. While the built-in flash of the W150 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The E-M5 III has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the W150 does not have a selfie-screen.

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, both cameras under consideration feature an 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-M5 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 W150 and the E-M5 III write their files to SDXC cards. The E-M5 III supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the W150 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

 

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 W150 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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
Camera
Model
 
Nikon W150-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon W150
 
Olympus E-M5 IIIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YOlympus E-M5 III
 
Leica Q2Ystereomono--nonenoneY-YLeica Q2
 
Nikon B600-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon B600
 
Nikon A1000-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon A1000
 
Nikon P1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YNikon P1000
 
Nikon W300-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon W300
 
Olympus PEN-FYstereomono--micro2.0Y--Olympus PEN-F
 
Olympus E-M5 IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--Olympus E-M5 II
 
Olympus E-M1YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--Olympus E-M1
 
Olympus E-M5Ystereomono--mini2.0---Olympus E-M5
 
Panasonic FT7-stereomono--micro2.0Y--Panasonic FT7
 
Panasonic GX8YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-Panasonic GX8
 
Ricoh WG-6-monomono--micro3.0---Ricoh WG-6
 
Ricoh WG-60-monomono--micro2.0---Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YSony RX0 II
 
Sony RX0-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YSony RX0

It is notable that the E-M5 III has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The W150 does not feature such a mic input.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Olympus E-M5 III (unlike the W150) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the W150 and the E-M5 III are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The W150 replaced the earlier Nikon W100, while the E-M5 III followed on from the Olympus E-M5 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.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Nikon W150 better than the Olympus E-M5 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 W150:

  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the E-M5 III requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (110x67mm vs 125x85mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the E-M5 III).
  • Water-proof: Is rugged and sealed and can thus be used for underwater photography (up to 10m).
  • 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 April 2019).

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Reasons to prefer the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (20.2 vs 13MP), which boosts linear resolution by 25%.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Features bigger pixels on a larger sensor for higher quality imaging.
  • Richer colors: The pixel size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger pixels capture a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger pixels means good image quality even under poor lighting.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4k/24p vs 1080/30p).
  • 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.
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.7") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 230k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 4.7 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • 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 (310 versus 220) out of a single battery charge.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-II standard.
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (5 months) more recently.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the E-M5 III is the clear winner of the contest (25 : 7 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.

W150 07:25 E-M5 III

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon W150 and the Olympus E-M5 III place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the W150 or the E-M5 III perform in practice. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, and photographyblog). 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.

Review Scores
  Camera
Model
cam
era
  labs  
dp
re
  view  
e
photo
  zine  
ima
ging
resource
photo
graphy
  blog  
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Nikon W150+..3.5/5..3/5 Apr 2019 159 iNikon W150
 
Olympus E-M5 III+82/1004.5/5..4.5/5 Oct 2019 1,199 iOlympus E-M5 III
 
Leica Q2..84/1004.5/5..4/5 Mar 2019 4,995 iLeica Q2
 
Nikon B600+..3.5/5..3/5 Jan 2019 349 iNikon B600
 
Nikon A1000+ +..3.5/5..3/5 Jan 2019 429 iNikon A1000
 
Nikon P1000+73/1003.5/54.5/53.5/5 Jul 2018 999 iNikon P1000
 
Nikon W300+..4/5..4/5 May 2017 389 iNikon W300
 
Olympus PEN-F..82/1004.5/54.5/55/5 Jan 2016 1,199 iOlympus PEN-F
 
Olympus E-M5 II+ +81/1005/54.5/55/5 Feb 2015 1,099iOlympus E-M5 II
 
Olympus E-M1+ +84/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Sep 2013 1,399iOlympus E-M1
 
Olympus E-M5+ +80/1004.5/55/55/5 Feb 2012 1,299iOlympus E-M5
 
Panasonic FT7+..3.5/5..3.5/5 May 2018 449 iPanasonic FT7
 
Panasonic GX8+82/1004.5/55/54.5/5 Jul 2015 1,199iPanasonic GX8
 
Ricoh WG-6....3.5/5..3.5/5 Feb 2019 399 iRicoh WG-6
 
Ricoh WG-60.......... Oct 2018 279 iRicoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II....3.5/5..4/5 Mar 2019 699 iSony RX0 II
 
Sony RX0....3.5/5..4/5 Aug 2017 699iSony RX0
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Nikon W150 vs Olympus E-M5 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 W150 Olympus E-M5 III
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 30-90mm f/3.3-5.9 Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date April 2019 October 2019
    Launch Price USD 159 USD 1199
    Sensor Specs Nikon W150 Olympus E-M5 III
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/3.1" Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 4.7 x 3.5 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 16.45 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 5.9 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 7.4x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 13 Megapixels 20.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4160 x 3120 pixels 5184 x 3888 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.11 μm 3.34 μm
    Pixel Density 78.90 MP/cm2 8.96 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 4k/24p Video
    ISO Setting 125-1600 ISO 200-25600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 64-25600 ISO
    Screen Specs Nikon W150 Olympus E-M5 III
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.68x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 2.7 inch 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon W150 Olympus E-M5 III
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidNo Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/2000/s 1/8000/s
    Continuous Shooting 4.7 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/2000sup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationNo shake reductionIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Nikon W150 Olympus E-M5 III
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Nikon W150 Olympus E-M5 III
    Environmental SealingWaterproof body (10m)Weathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL19 BLS-50
    Battery Life (CIPA)220 shots per charge310 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 110 x 67 x 38 mm
    (4.3 x 2.6 x 1.5 in)
    125 x 85 x 50 mm
    (4.9 x 3.3 x 2.0 in)
    Camera Weight 177 g (6.2 oz) 414 g (14.6 oz)

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