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Nikon Z50 vs Olympus E-M5 II

The Nikon Z50 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in October 2019 and February 2015. Both the Z50 and the E-M5 II are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on an APS-C (Z50) and a Four Thirds (E-M5 II) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 20.7 megapixels, whereas the Olympus provides 15.9 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Nikon Z50 versus Olympus E-M5 II
Nikon Z50 Olympus E-M5 II
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Nikon Z mount lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
20.7 MP, APS-C Sensor 15.9 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 100-51,200 (100 - 204,800) ISO 200-25,600
Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
3.2 LCD, 1040k dots 3.0 LCD, 1037k dots
Tilting touchscreen Swivel touchscreen
11 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
320 shots per battery charge310 shots per battery charge
127 x 94 x 60 mm, 450 g 124 x 85 x 45 mm, 469 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Z50 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II? 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

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon Z50 and the Olympus E-M5 II is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The E-M5 II can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the Z50 is only available in black.

Size Nikon Z50 vs Olympus E-M5 II
Compare Z50 versus E-M5 II top
Comparison Z50 or E-M5 II 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 II is notably smaller (12 percent) than the Nikon Z50. However, the E-M5 II is slightly heavier (4 percent) than the Z50. 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.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

The power pack in the Z50 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. 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 Z50 127 mm 94 mm 60 mm 450 g 320 Y Oct 2019 859 i
2.
 
Olympus E-M5 II 124 mm 85 mm 45 mm 469 g 310 Y Feb 2015 1,099i
3.
 
Canon M50 116 mm 88 mm 59 mm 390 g 235 n Feb 2018 779i
4.
 
Nikon D6 160 mm 163 mm 92 mm 1270 g 3580 Y Feb 2020 6,499 i
5.
 
Nikon D5500 124 mm 97 mm 70 mm 420 g 820 n Jan 2015 899i
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3 111 mm 65 mm 33 mm 381 g 310 n Mar 2014 799i
7.
 
Nikon D5300 125 mm 98 mm 76 mm 480 g 600 n Oct 2013 799i
8.
 
Olympus E-M5 III 125 mm 85 mm 50 mm 414 g 310 Y Oct 2019 1,199 i
9.
 
Olympus E-M10 II 120 mm 83 mm 47 mm 390 g 320 n Aug 2015 649i
10.
 
Olympus E-M10 119 mm 82 mm 46 mm 396 g 320 n Jan 2014 699i
11.
 
Olympus E-M1 130 mm 94 mm 63 mm 497 g 350 Y Sep 2013 1,399i
12.
 
Olympus E-M5 122 mm 89 mm 43 mm 425 g 360 Y Feb 2012 1,299i
13.
 
Panasonic G90 130 mm 94 mm 77 mm 536 g 290 Y Apr 2019 999 i
14.
 
Sigma fp 113 mm 70 mm 45 mm 422 g 280 Y Jul 2019 1,899 i
15.
 
Sony A6400 120 mm 67 mm 50 mm 403 g 410 Y Jan 2019 899 i
16.
 
Sony A6100 120 mm 67 mm 59 mm 396 g 420 n Aug 2019 749 i
17.
 
Sony A6300 120 mm 67 mm 49 mm 404 g 400 Y Feb 2016 999i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. 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 Z50 was launched at a somewhat lower price (by 22 percent) than the E-M5 II, which makes it more attractive for photographers on a tight budget. 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.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units 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 Z50 features an APS-C sensor and the Olympus E-M5 II a Four Thirds sensor. The sensor area in the E-M5 II is 39 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 2.0. The sensor in the Z50 has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the E-M5 II offers a 4:3 aspect.

Nikon Z50 and Olympus E-M5 II sensor measures

With 20.7MP, the Z50 offers a higher resolution than the E-M5 II (15.9MP), but the Z50 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.22μm versus 3.76μm for the E-M5 II) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Z50 is a much more recent model (by 4 years and 8 months) than the E-M5 II, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the Z50 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon Z50 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Z50 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.8 x 18.6 inches or 70.7 x 47.1 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 22.3 x 14.8 inches or 56.6 x 37.7 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.6 x 12.4 inches or 47.1 x 31.4 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-M5 II 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 Z50 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

Unlike the Z50, the E-M5 II has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (40MP) 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 Z50 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, which can be extended to ISO 100-204800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

Z50 versus E-M5 II MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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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 Z50 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p........
2.
 
Olympus E-M5 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.012.584273
3.
 
Canon M50 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p........
4.
 
Nikon D6 Full Frame 20.7 5568 37124K/30p........
5.
 
Nikon D5500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.0143884
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3 1-inch 18.2 5232 34881080/60p20.810.738452
7.
 
Nikon D5300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.9133883
8.
 
Olympus E-M5 III Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
9.
 
Olympus E-M10 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.112.584273
10.
 
Olympus E-M10 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.388472
11.
 
Olympus E-M1 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p23.012.775773
12.
 
Olympus E-M5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60i22.812.382671
13.
 
Panasonic G90 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
14.
 
Sigma fp Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
15.
 
Sony A6400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p2413.6143183
16.
 
Sony A6100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
17.
 
Sony A6300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.413.7143785

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the Z50 provides a higher video resolution than the E-M5 II. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Olympus is limited to 1080/60p.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The Z50 and the E-M5 II are similar in the sense that both feature an electronic viewfinder, which is helpful when framing images in bright sunlight. Moreover, their viewfinders offer an identical resolution of 2360k dots. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon Z50 and Olympus E-M5 II 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 Z502360 n 3.2 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
2.
 
Olympus E-M5 II2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon M502360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
4.
 
Nikon D6optical Y 3.2 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n
5.
 
Nikon D5500optical n 3.2 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon D5300optical n 3.2 1037 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
8.
 
Olympus E-M5 III2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
9.
 
Olympus E-M10 II2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
10.
 
Olympus E-M101440 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
11.
 
Olympus E-M12360 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
12.
 
Olympus E-M51440 n 3.0 610 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 n Y
13.
 
Panasonic G902360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sigma fpoptional n 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n
15.
 
Sony A64002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
16.
 
Sony A61001440 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
17.
 
Sony A63002359 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The Z50 has one, while the E-M5 II does not. While the built-in flash of the Z50 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, 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 Nikon Z50 and the Olympus E-M5 II both have 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 Z50 and the E-M5 II write their files to SDXC cards. Both cameras support UHS-II cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s.

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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 Z50 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 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 Z50YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
2.
 
Olympus E-M5 IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
3.
 
Canon M50YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Nikon D6YstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon D5500YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3-stereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
7.
 
Nikon D5300YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Olympus E-M5 IIIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
9.
 
Olympus E-M10 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Olympus E-M10Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
11.
 
Olympus E-M1YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
12.
 
Olympus E-M5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
13.
 
Panasonic G90YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
14.
 
Sigma fpYstereomonoY-micro3.1---
15.
 
Sony A6400YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
16.
 
Sony A6100YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
17.
 
Sony A6300YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Olympus E-M5 II (unlike the Z50) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The Z50 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Nikon. In contrast, the E-M5 II has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the E-M5 II was succeeded by the Olympus E-M5 III. 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 there a clear favorite between the Nikon Z50 and the Olympus E-M5 II? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon Z50:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (20.7 vs 15.9MP) with a 16% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging 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 video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced segment (22 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Reflects 4 years and 8 months of technical progress since the E-M5 II launch.

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Advantages of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.74x vs 0.68x).
  • 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.
  • More compact: Is smaller (124x85mm vs 127x94mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in February 2015).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the Z50 is the clear winner of the match-up (14 : 9 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 wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Z50 14:09 E-M5 II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon Z50 and the Olympus E-M5 II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing 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 incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the Z50 or the E-M5 II perform in practice. 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 where reviews by experts come in. 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 Z505/5..85/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2019 859 i
2.
 
Olympus E-M5 II5/5+ +81/1005/55/5 Feb 2015 1,099i
3.
 
Canon M50..+79/100..3.5/5 Feb 2018 779i
4.
 
Nikon D6......4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2020 6,499 i
5.
 
Nikon D55005/5+79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2015 899i
6.
 
Nikon 1 V33/5..76/1004.5/54/5 Mar 2014 799i
7.
 
Nikon D53004/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 799i
8.
 
Olympus E-M5 III5/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2019 1,199 i
9.
 
Olympus E-M10 II4.5/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Aug 2015 649i
10.
 
Olympus E-M104/5..80/1005/55/5 Jan 2014 699i
11.
 
Olympus E-M15/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2013 1,399i
12.
 
Olympus E-M54/5+ +80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2012 1,299i
13.
 
Panasonic G904.5/5+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2019 999 i
14.
 
Sigma fp4/5....4/54.5/5 Jul 2019 1,899 i
15.
 
Sony A64004/5+85/1004.5/54/5 Jan 2019 899 i
16.
 
Sony A6100....82/1004/55/5 Aug 2019 749 i
17.
 
Sony A63004.5/5+85/1005/55/5 Feb 2016 999i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Nikon Z50 vs Olympus E-M5 II

    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 Z50 Olympus E-M5 II
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date October 2019 February 2015
    Launch Price USD 859 USD 1,099
    Sensor Specs Nikon Z50 Olympus E-M5 II
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 368.95 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 20.7 Megapixels 15.9 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 pixels 4608 x 3456 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.22 μm 3.76 μm
    Pixel Density 5.60 MP/cm2 7.08 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 51,200 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 204,800 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 6 TruePic VII
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 73
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 23.0
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 12.5
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 842
    Screen Specs Nikon Z50 Olympus E-M5 II
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.68x 0.74x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 1037k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon Z50 Olympus E-M5 II
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 11 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/4000sup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-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 UHS-II UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Nikon Z50 Olympus E-M5 II
    External Flash 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 External MIC port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Nikon Z50 Olympus E-M5 II
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL25 BLN-1
    Battery Life (CIPA)320 shots per charge310 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 127 x 94 x 60 mm
    (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.4 in)
    124 x 85 x 45 mm
    (4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8 in)
    Camera Weight 450 g (15.9 oz) 469 g (16.5 oz)

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