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Olympus PEN-F vs Samsung NX1

Olympus PEN-F vs Samsung NX1

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Olympus PEN-F
Samsung NX1

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
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).
Cheaper by $100
The Olympus PEN-F is $100 cheaper than the Samsung NX1.
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.

One hundred and seventy more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Samsung NX1 is 500.00, but the Olympus PEN-F only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 5 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.
Four more awards
The Samsung NX1 has 18 awards, whereas the Olympus PEN-F has 14 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 101 expert reviews, the Samsung NX1 has an average review score of 89%, however the Olympus PEN-F has an average rating of 84% (based on 75 reviews).

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.

Only 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Olympus PEN-F takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Samsung NX1 only takes 500.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 1 shop, but the Samsung NX1 is stocked by 6 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by one month
The Olympus PEN-F is one month older than the Samsung NX1.
Four less awards
The Olympus PEN-F has only received 14 awards, but the Samsung NX1 has received 18 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Olympus PEN-F is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the Samsung NX1 is 89% (based on 101 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
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).
$100 more expensive
The Samsung NX1 is more expensive than the Olympus PEN-F by $100.

Awards

14 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
dkamera.de: Recommended
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18 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 star
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
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Pocket Lint: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 14 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
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
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.4 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
21.8MP 30.7MP
BEST
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
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
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Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
 PCM
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 Unknown - Click to provide data

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

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)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Battery 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

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)

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
Unknown - Click to provide data

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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