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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony NEX 7 Specs
All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X
All specs: Main page for NEX 7
OM-D E-M1X vs NEX 7 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 NEX 7
OM-D E-M1X vs NEX 7: Viewfinder
OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.
NEX 7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.73x.
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)
NEX 7 (0.73x)
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 NEX 7 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||18||10|
|Auto Focus points (4)||121||25|
|Better sensibility (4)||64 - 25600 ISO||100 - 16000 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||430|
|USB 3.0 (2)|
|Environmental sealing (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the NEX 7: that the battery has more stamina, the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection 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 35 points.
Otherwise why to choose Sony NEX 7
|Larger sensor (5)||Four Thirds||APS-C|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.40||24.20|
|Built-in flash (2)|
|Weighs less (2)||997g|
|More portable (2)||1707cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the NEX 7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.
Yields 16 points for the NEX 7.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony NEX 7 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and NEX 7
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Olympus OM-D E-M1X
Sony NEX 7
We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.
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