Olympus PEN E-PL7 vs Sony Alpha A6000

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Olympus PEN E-PL7
Sony Alpha A6000

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
11% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is an 84mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 9mm longer than the Sony Alpha A6000 (75mmmm).
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60ss, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is only a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

3% lighter lens weight Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 113gg lens weight digital camera. That's 3g lighter than the Sony Alpha A6000 (116gg).
8.2mm smaller lens diameter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 56.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 8.2mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A6000 (64.7mmmm).
14 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a megapixel count of 24.3MPMP, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is only a 16.1MPMP digital camera (8.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MPMP, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is only a 17.2MPMP digital camera (7.5MP less).
A lot smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a maximum aperture of 36, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (14 bigger).
17% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, however the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
Ninety-eight more auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 179 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7 only has 81 auto focus points.
Vastly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, however the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 lower).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is only a 1,037,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 285gg digital camera. That's 24g lighter than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (285gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

20.1mm shorter lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a lens length of 29.9mmmm, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 50mmmm lens length digital camera (20.1mm longer).
Ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Alpha A6000 is 360 shots, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 only takes 350 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$285 cheaper
The Sony Alpha A6000 costs $285.11 less than the Olympus PEN E-PL7.
Available from 16 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are a lot better
The Sony Alpha A6000 has an average user review score of 92%, however the Olympus PEN E-PL7 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
8.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a megapixel count of 16.1MPMP, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.3MPMP digital camera (8.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

7.5MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a total megapixel count of 17.2MPMP, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.7MPMP digital camera (7.5MP more).
14 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a maximum aperture of 22, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (14 smaller).
4mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a minimum focal length of 28mmmm, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
Ninety-eight less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is 81, but the Sony Alpha A6000 only has 179 auto focus points.
2x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 higher).
100 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a minimum ISO speed of 200, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels pixels, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).
8% heavier Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 309gg digital camera. That's 24g heavier than the Sony Alpha A6000 (285gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot longer lens length Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a lens length of 50mmmm, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 29.9mmmm lens length digital camera (20.1mm shorter).
Ten less shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 takes 350 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony Alpha A6000 only takes 360 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$285 more expensive
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A6000 by $285.11.
Fewer sellers
Only 4 sellers sells the Olympus PEN E-PL7, but 20 sellers sell the Sony Alpha A6000. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 92% (based on 671 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 75mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 9mm shorter than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (75mmmm).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony Alpha A6000 is only 30ss maximum shutter speed, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 116gg lens weight digital camera. That's 3g heavier than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (116gg).
13% bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 64.7mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 8.2mm bigger than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (64.7mmmm).
Seven months older
The Sony Alpha A6000 is older than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 by seven months.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3200 x 2400
 1280 x 960
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 4608 x 3456
 3200 x 2400
 1280 x 960
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
17.2MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Digital Zoom
14x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
22 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
84mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
14 - 42 17 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 30mm
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Lens Structure
8/7 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
37mm 40.5mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m 0.25m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3.0
Auto Focus Point
81 179
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
Flash Guide
10m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 PCM
BEST
 WAV
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.07x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII BIONZ X
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 3D Photography
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 3D Photography
Display Language
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
309g 285g
BEST
Height
67mm 66.9mm
Depth
38.4mm 45.1mm
Width
114.9mm 120mm
Lens Weight
113g
BEST
116g
Lens Length
50mm 29.9mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
56.5mm
BEST
64.7mm
Weight Including Battery
357g 344g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5h
Shot Per Battery Charge
350 shots 360 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Other Features

Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 pixels
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