Compare Sony Alpha 7 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1

Updated on 07-May-2018

Comparison between Sony Alpha 7 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 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 Sony Alpha 7 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Cameras




Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC


Other resolutions 6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000 N/A
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 4608 x 3456
Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels 17 megapixels
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Sensor size Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Processor Bionz X TruePIC VII
Sensor type CMOS CMOS

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed 30 sec 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Built-in flash No No (compact external flash included)
Flash range N/A N/A
External flash Yes (via Multi Interface shoe) Yes (hot-shoe, wireless)
Flash modes N/A Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync (2nd curtain), Manual
Continuous drive Yes (5 fps) N/A
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures)) Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Spot Multi Center-weighted Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) ±2 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis)

Videography features

Format MPEG-4 H.264 H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone Stereo Stereo
Speaker Mono Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)


ISO 100-25600 100-25600 in 1/3EV or 1EV increments
White balance presets 10 7
Custom white balance Yes Yes
Image stabilization No Sensor-shift
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
JPEG quality levels Extra fine, fine, standard Super Fine, Fine, Normal, Basic

Optics & Focus

Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Center Selective single-point Single Continuous Face Detection Live View Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View
Digital Zoom Yes (4) Yes (2X)
Manual focus Yes Yes (with focus peaking)
Lens mount Sony E Mount Micro 4/3 Lens Mount
Focal length multiplier N/A 2x

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen dots 1230000 1037000
Screen type Xtra Fine LCD N/A
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 1 1
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 1.48x
Viewfinder resolution 2359000 2360000


Environmentally sealed Yes Yes (Dust, splash, freeze resistent)
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery description NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger BLN-1 lithium-ion battery pack
Battery Life (CIPA) 340 350
Weight (inc. batteries) 474 g (1.04 lb / 16.72 oz) 497 g (1.10 lb / 17.53 oz)
Dimensions 127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89") 130 x 94 x 63 mm (5.13 x 3.68 x 2.48")


camera type Mirrorless Mirrorless

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