Compare Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Sony A6500

Updated on 23-Jun-2017

Comparison between Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Sony A6500 Digital Cameras. The comparision between these Digital Cameras is based on Quick Specs, Basic Information, Features, Technical Specifications and Other Basic Features. Also see Price Comparision between Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Sony A6500 Digital Cameras

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Connectivity

USB Micro USB
HDMI MicroHDMI
Wireless WiFi, NFC
Bluetooth Yes

storage

Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo/SD memory card
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Sensor

Other resolutions N/A
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 25
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24.2
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Processor TruePIC VII BIONZ X
Sensor type CMOS Exmor CMOS sensor

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Built-in flash No (compact external flash included) Yes
Flash range N/A
External flash Yes (hot-shoe, wireless) Yes
Flash modes Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync (2nd curtain), Manual Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Wireless control, Hi-speed sync
Continuous drive N/A Yes
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom) Yes
Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Spot Spot (Standard/Large), Entire Screen Avg., Highlight)
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) +/- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
AE Bracketing ±2 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis)
Subject / scene modes Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur

Videography features

Format H.264 Motion JPEG XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
Microphone Stereo Yes
Speaker Mono Yes
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)

Image

ISO 100-25600 in 1/3EV or 1EV increments
White balance presets 7 Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Underwater / Colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & colour filter (G7 to M7 [57-step], A7 to B7 [29-step]) / Custom
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift Yes
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Super Fine, Fine, Normal, Basic
Image stabilization notes Approx. 1.07x (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50 mm lens at infinity

Optics & Focus

Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Digital Zoom Yes (2X) Yes
Manual focus Yes (with focus peaking)
Lens mount Micro 4/3 Lens Mount e mount
Focal length multiplier 2x
Number of focus points 425 points (phase-detection AF) / 169 points (contrast-detection AF)

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3" 3 inch
Screen dots 1037000 921600
Screen type N/A XGA OLED
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 1 100 %
Viewfinder magnification 1.48x Approx. 1.07x (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50 mm lens at infinity
Viewfinder resolution 2360000
Touch screen Yes

Physical

Environmentally sealed Yes (Dust, splash, freeze resistent)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description BLN-1 lithium-ion battery pack One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA) 350
Weight (inc. batteries) 497 g (1.10 lb / 17.53 oz) 453
Dimensions 130 x 94 x 63 mm (5.13 x 3.68 x 2.48") 120.0 x 66.9 x 53.3

type

camera type Mirrorless DSLR
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