Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sigma sd Quattro Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs sd Quattro - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sigma sd Quattro Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

sd Quattro

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 29 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 0 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount SA
  • No WiFi
  • 147 x 95.1 x 90.8mm³ (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6")
  • 625g (20.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for sd Quattro

OM-D E-M1X vs sd Quattro Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: OM-D E-M1X and sd Quattro sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sigma sd Quattro

OM-D E-M1X vs sd Quattro: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

sd Quattro has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.69x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

sd Quattro (0.69x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the sd Quattro

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sigma sd Quattro Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

sd Quattro

Sensor cleaning (3)
Higher speed (4, frames/second)183
Auto Focus points (4)1219
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)80
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21600
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870300
WiFi (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1X is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 36 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sigma sd Quattro

OM-D E-M1X

sd Quattro

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4029.00
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.62
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
625g
(20.2 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
1269cm³
(80 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the sd Quattro are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 16 points for the sd Quattro.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sigma sd Quattro Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and sd Quattro

OM-D E-M1X und sd Quattro, front viewOM-D E-M1X und sd Quattro, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und sd Quattro, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und sd Quattro, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Sigma sd Quattro

36
16

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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