Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony NEX 3N Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs NEX 3N - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony NEX 3N 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

NEX 3N

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 200 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 109.6 x 62.0 x 35.7mm³ (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.4")
  • 210g (6.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for NEX 3N

OM-D E-M1X vs NEX 3N 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 NEX 3N sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony NEX 3N

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony NEX 3N Other Specs Comparison

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

OM-D E-M1X

NEX 3N

Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)183
Auto Focus points (4)12125
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO200 - 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)870400
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Olympus are the faster and more accurate auto focus, 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 NEX 3N: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 43 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony NEX 3N

OM-D E-M1X

NEX 3N

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
210g
(6.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
243cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the NEX 3N 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 NEX 3N.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

NEX 3N

Articulated screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony NEX 3N Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and NEX 3N

OM-D E-M1X und NEX 3N, front viewOM-D E-M1X und NEX 3N, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und NEX 3N, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und NEX 3N, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Sony NEX 3N

43
11

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

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