Compare Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV

Updated on 14-Apr-2019

Comparison between Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV 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 PEN E-P3 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV Digital Cameras



USB yes
Wireless Yes


Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD / SDHC / SDXC/ Micro SD / Micro SDXC/ Micro SDHC memory cards, Memory Stick DUo/ Memory Stick pro duo/ Memory Stick Pro HG duo/ Memory Stick Micro


Other resolutions 3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
Max resolution 4032 x 3024
Sensor photo detectors 13 megapixels
Image ratio w:h 04:03
Effective pixels 20.1
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) 1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm)
Processor TruePic VI BIONZ X
Sensor type CMOS Exmor RS CMOS sensor

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed 60 sec 1/2000 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec 30 sec
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up) yes
Flash range 10.00 m (@ ISO 200)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Wireless, Manual (3 levels) Auto/ Flash On/ Slow Synchro/ Rear Sync/ Flash Off
Continuous drive Yes (3 fps) 16 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) 10sec./ 5sec./ 2sec
Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) +/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
AE Bracketing (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Aperture priority yes
Shutter priority yes
Manual exposure mode yes
Subject / scene modes High senstivity, night scene, night potrait, potrait, landscape, fireworks, gourmet, pet, handheld twilight, anti motion blur, sports action, macro, sunset

Videography features

Format AVCHD Motion JPEG
Microphone Stereo yes
Speaker None
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)


ISO Auto (200 - 1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
White balance presets 12 Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels N/A
Image stabilization notes Still Image: Optical SteadyShot, Movie: Yes (Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type)

Optics & Focus

Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Multi-area Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View yes
Digital Zoom No Still Image: 20M Approx.11x / 10M Approx.16x / 5.0M Approx.23x / VGA Approx.44x, Movie: Digital Zoom Approx.10
Manual focus Yes yes
Lens mount Micro 4/3 Lens Mount ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
Focal length multiplier 2x

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3" 3
Screen dots 614000 1228800
Screen type 3:2 OLED with Anti-Fingerprint Coating Xtra Fine/ TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) 0.39-type electronic viewfinder(OLED)
Viewfinder coverage N/A
Viewfinder magnification N/A Approx. 0.59x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution N/A


Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion BLS-5 rechargeable battery & charger NP-BX1 rechargeable
Battery Life (CIPA) 330
Weight (inc. batteries) 369 g (0.81 lb / 13.02 oz) 298
Dimensions 122 x 69 x 34 mm (4.8 x 2.72 x 1.34")


camera type Mirrorless Point and Shoot

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