Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony NEX 7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs NEX 7 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony NEX 7 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 7

  • Introduced in August 2011
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 120 x 67 x 43mm³ (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.7")
  • 400g (12.9 oz.)

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:

Infographic: OM-D E-M1X and NEX 7 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: 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)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the NEX 7

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

OM-D E-M1X

NEX 7

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1810
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)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870430
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (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

OM-D E-M1X

NEX 7

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4024.20
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
400g
(12.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
346cm³
(22 cu.in.)

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

OM-D E-M1X

NEX 7

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony NEX 7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and NEX 7

OM-D E-M1X und NEX 7, front viewOM-D E-M1X und NEX 7, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und NEX 7, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und NEX 7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Sony NEX 7

35
16

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

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