Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony Alpha 5000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs Alpha 5000 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony Alpha 5000 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

Alpha 5000

  • Introduced in January 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 20 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm³ (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.4")
  • 269g (8.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha 5000

OM-D E-M1X vs Alpha 5000 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 Alpha 5000 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony Alpha 5000

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony Alpha 5000 Other Specs Comparison

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

OM-D E-M1X

Alpha 5000

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)183
Auto Focus points (4)12125
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 16000 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)8050
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870420
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, 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 that the display has a higher resolution, 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 support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 38 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha 5000

OM-D E-M1X

Alpha 5000

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
269g
(8.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
246cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha 5000 are the larger sensor, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X. Another advantage over the OM-D E-M1X: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the Alpha 5000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

Alpha 5000

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony Alpha 5000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and Alpha 5000

OM-D E-M1X und Alpha 5000, front viewOM-D E-M1X und Alpha 5000, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und Alpha 5000, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und Alpha 5000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Sony Alpha 5000

38
11

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

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