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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony Alpha 5100 Specs
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OM-D E-M1X vs Alpha 5100 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:Advantage: Sony Alpha 5100
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony Alpha 5100 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||18||6|
|Better sensibility (4)||64 - 25600 ISO||100 - 25600 ISO|
|Larger lens selection (3)||80||50|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.92|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Better Video (2)||4096 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|External microphone (2)|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||870||400|
|USB 3.0 (2)|
|Environmental sealing (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1X is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Alpha 5100: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video, the built-in GPS.
The OM-D E-M1X scores 29 points.
Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha 5100
|Larger sensor (5)||Four Thirds||APS-C|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.40||24.30|
|Auto Focus points (4)||121||179|
|Built-in flash (2)|
|Weighs less (2)||997g|
|More portable (2)||1707cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha 5100 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.
Yields 20 points for the Alpha 5100.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony Alpha 5100 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and Alpha 5100
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Olympus OM-D E-M1X
Sony Alpha 5100
We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.
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