Nikon D800 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 – Shootout Video

Olympus‘s new flagship Micro four thirds camera the OM-D E-M5 Versus Nikon‘s Shiny new D800 Full frame shoooter. (& yes, dedicated reviews of both cameras are coming soon ;) )

Olympus OM-D E-M5 with the fantastic M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.8
The Nikon D800 with the much lusted after Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
It’s as close as makes no real difference an equivalent (effective) focal length FOV on each camera.
(the D800 is full frame, and the E-M5 has a 2x crop factor, giving the 45mm lens an 35mm equivalent focal length of 90mm)

Both set to record 1080@30P, using the Standard picture profiles on each, ISO set to 200, shutter & aperture set to full manual mode, and Focus S-AF. And cameras were recording each scene simultaneously, mounted to the same monopod (using a hot-shoe extension bar & appropriate adapters)

This May not be a fair fight in stills mode, given the VAST difference in megapixel resolution… 16MP vs 36MP… But in VIDEO mode, where the play-ground is leveled as much as possible, and with both cameras independently impressing video shooters in early testing & reviews…
Well, it proved to be a very interesting head-to-head shootout indeed…

What do you think? …