Olympus PEN-F vs Samsung NX1

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Olympus PEN-F
Samsung NX1

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80. That's 20 smaller than the Samsung NX1 (100).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a slowest camera shutter speed of 60s. That's 30s longer than the Samsung NX1 (30s). Read more

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

One point nine more flash guide numbers Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has 12.90 flash guide numbers, however the Samsung NX1 only has 11.00 flash guide numbers.
1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels. That's 1,000 pixels higher than the Samsung NX1 (1,036,000 pixels).
0.19x higher magnification Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 1.23x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.19x higher than the Samsung NX1 (1.04x). 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 373g, however the Samsung NX1 is a 550g 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.

5 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a megapixel of 28.2MP, whereas the Olympus PEN-F is only a 20.3MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a total megapixels of 30.7MP, but the Olympus PEN-F is only a 21.8MP digital camera (8.9MP less).
One hundred and twenty-four more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 205.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN-F only has 81.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
One hundred and seventy more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Samsung NX1 is 500.00, but the Olympus PEN-F only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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 Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Samsung NX1 (28.2MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 21.8MP digital camera. That's 8.9MP less than the Samsung NX1 (30.7MP).
Only 81.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Olympus PEN-F is 81.00, but the Samsung NX1 only has 205.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Only 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Olympus PEN-F takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Samsung NX1 only takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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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).
7 Reasons Against
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Samsung NX1 is 100 minimum ISO speed, but the Olympus PEN-F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Samsung NX1 is only 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Olympus PEN-F is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

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

Only 11.00 flash guide numbers Edit
The number of flash guide numbers on the Samsung NX1 is 11.00, but the Olympus PEN-F only has 12.90 flash guide numbers.
1,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Samsung NX1 is only 1,036,000 pixels display resolution, but the Olympus PEN-F is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels higher).
19% lower magnification Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a magnification of 1.04x, however the Olympus PEN-F is a 1.23x 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 550g digital camera. That's 177g heavier than the Olympus PEN-F (550g). 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.

Ten months older
The Samsung NX1 is older than the Olympus PEN-F by ten months.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.4 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
21.8MP 30.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
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Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 50
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
81 205
BEST
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 100
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 100
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
13m
BEST
11m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 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 System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
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Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
1.23x
BEST
1.04x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 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 Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 2 -4 - 2
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 21mm
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
373g
BEST
550g
Height
72.1mm 102.3mm
Depth
37.3mm 65.8mm
Width
124.8mm 138.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
427g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BLN‑1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (max)
1.33h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,860mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots 500 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data I-Launcher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG Converter
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,360,000 pixels
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