Olympus PEN-F vs Samsung NX1

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Olympus PEN-F
Samsung NX1

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
75% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 smaller than the Samsung NX1 (5.6).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Samsung NX1 (100).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60ss. That's 30s longer than the Samsung NX1 (30ss). Read more

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

Two more flash guides Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has 13m flash guides, however the Samsung NX1 only has 11m flash guides.
0.19x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 1.23xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.19x higher than the Samsung NX1 (1.04xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

A lot lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a weight of 373gg, however the Samsung NX1 is a 550gg digital camera (177g heavier). 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.

Thinner Edit
Olympus PEN-F is 37.3mmmm deep. That's 28.5mm thinner than the Samsung NX1 (65.8mmmm).
Narrower Edit
Olympus PEN-F is 124.8mmmm wide. That's 13.7mm narrower than the Samsung NX1 (138.5mmmm).
Cheaper by $191
The Olympus PEN-F is $190.90 cheaper than the Samsung NX1.
6 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a megapixel count of 28.2MPMP, whereas the Olympus PEN-F is only a 20.3MPMP digital camera (7.9MP 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.

8.9MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a total megapixel count of 30.7MPMP, but the Olympus PEN-F is only a 21.8MPMP digital camera (8.9MP less).
One hundred and twenty-four more auto focus points Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 205 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN-F only has 81 auto focus points.
One hundred and seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Samsung NX1 is 500 shots, but the Olympus PEN-F only takes 330 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.

Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 31 user reviews, the Samsung NX1 has an average review score of 91%, however the Olympus PEN-F has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
39% lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 20.3MPMP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Samsung NX1 (28.2MPMP). 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.

41% less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 21.8MPMP digital camera. That's 8.9MP less than the Samsung NX1 (30.7MPMP).
Only 81 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Olympus PEN-F is 81, but the Samsung NX1 only has 205 auto focus points.
Only 330 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus PEN-F takes 330 shots shots per battery charge, however the Samsung NX1 only takes 500 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.

Fewer sellers
The Olympus PEN-F is only stocked by 6 sellers, but the Samsung NX1 is stocked by 9 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Olympus PEN-F is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung NX1 is 91% (based on 31 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
3x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, whereas the Olympus PEN-F is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Olympus PEN-F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Samsung NX1 is only 30ss maximum shutter speed, but the Olympus PEN-F 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.

Only 11m flash guides Edit
The number of flash guides on the Samsung NX1 is 11m, but the Olympus PEN-F only has 13m flash guides.
19% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.04xx, however the Olympus PEN-F is a 1.23xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.19x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

33% heavier Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 550gg digital camera. That's 177g heavier than the Olympus PEN-F (550gg). 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 thicker Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 65.8mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN-F is a 37.3mmmm deep digital camera (28.5mm thinner).
13.7mm wider Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 138.5mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN-F is a 124.8mmmm wide digital camera (13.7mm narrower).
$191 more expensive
The Samsung NX1 is more expensive than the Olympus PEN-F by $190.90.
Ten months older
The Samsung NX1 is older than the Olympus PEN-F by ten months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6480 x 4320
 6480 x 4320
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.4 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
21.8MP 30.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
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
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
84mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
14 - 42 16 - 50
Fixed Focal Length
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
9/6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
81 205
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 100
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±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
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Guide
13m
BEST
11m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps 60fps
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 H.265
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 H.265
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 4096x2160@24fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1.23x
BEST
1.04x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,12 2,30
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 2 -4 - 2
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 21mm
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
373g
BEST
550g
Height
72.1mm 102.3mm
BEST
Depth
37.3mm
BEST
65.8mm
Width
124.8mm
BEST
138.5mm
Lens Weight
93g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
22.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
60.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
427g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BLN‑1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
1.33h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,860mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots 500 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 5 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel Core-i5 3xxx 3.4GHz

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data I-Launcher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG Converter
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Technical Details

Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,360,000 pixels
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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