Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony Alpha A7R II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs Alpha A7R II - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony Alpha A7R II 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 A7R II

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 42 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4")
  • 625g (20.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7R II

OM-D E-M1X vs Alpha A7R II 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 A7R II sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony Alpha A7R II

OM-D E-M1X vs Alpha A7R II: Viewfinder

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

Alpha A7R II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.78x.

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)

Alpha A7R II (0.78x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A7R II

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.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony Alpha A7R II Other Specs Comparison

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

OM-D E-M1X

Alpha A7R II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)185
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)8050
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)870340
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (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 rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Alpha A7R II: 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 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7R II

OM-D E-M1X

Alpha A7R II

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4042.40
Auto Focus points (4)121399
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.29
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
625g
(20.2 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
732cm³
(46 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7R II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are that the display has a higher resolution, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 20 points for the Alpha A7R II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

Alpha A7R II

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
External microphone
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony Alpha A7R II Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and Alpha A7R II

OM-D E-M1X und Alpha A7R II, front viewOM-D E-M1X und Alpha A7R II, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und Alpha A7R II, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und Alpha A7R II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Sony Alpha A7R II

22
20

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