Compare Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5

Updated on 11-Apr-2019

Comparison between Sony Alpha NEX-6 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 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 NEX-6 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 Digital Cameras




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


Other resolutions 4912 x 2760, 3568 x 2368, 3568 x 2000, 2448 x 1624, 2448 x 1376 2560 x 1920, 1024 x 768
Max resolution 4912 x 3264 4608 x 3456
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels 17 megapixels
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9 04:03
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Processor Bionz N/A
Sensor type CMOS CMOS

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed 30 sec 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up) No (bundled external flash)
Flash range 6.00 m 7.00 m (bundled FL-LM1)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe) Yes (Clip-on FL-LM1 included, Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
Continuous drive Yes (10 fps) Yes (8 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images)) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Spot Multi Center-weighted Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV steps) (2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)

Videography features

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


ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 Auto (200 - 1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600
White balance presets 6 8
Custom white balance Yes Yes (1)
Image stabilization No Sensor-shift
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal N/A

Optics & Focus

Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Selective single-point Single Continuous Face Detection Live View Contrast Detect (sensor) Multi-area Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View
Digital Zoom No No
Manual focus Yes Yes
Lens mount Sony E Mount Micro 4/3 Lens Mount
Focal length multiplier 1.5x 2x

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen dots 921000 460000
Screen type Xtra Fine LCD with Tilt Up 90° and Down 45° N/A
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder coverage 1 N/A
Viewfinder magnification 1.09x N/A
Viewfinder resolution 2359000 N/A


Environmentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & charger Lithium-Ion BLS-5 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 360 360
Weight (inc. batteries) 345 g (0.76 lb / 12.17 oz) 325 g (0.72 lb / 11.46 oz)
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 43 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.69") 111 x 64 x 38 mm (4.37 x 2.52 x 1.5")


camera type Mirrorless Mirrorless

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