84points

Nikon D800E

48points

Olympus PEN E-P3

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Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3
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Nikon D800E vs Olympus PEN E-P3

Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

Why is Nikon D800E better than Olympus PEN E-P3?

  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has timelapse function
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Why is Olympus PEN E-P3 better than Nikon D800E?

  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 579.08g lighter
    320.92gvs900g
  • Has a microphone in
  • 80.05% less body volume
    286.21cm³vs1438.3675830000002cm³
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has touch autofocus
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • 22.78mm narrower
    122mmvs144.78mm

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Design

1.pixel density

442ppi

377ppi

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2160ppi

2.resolution

1176 x 784px

905 x 679px

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5184 x 3888px

3.Weather sealed
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

4.Is dustproof and water resistant
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

5.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

6.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

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Optics

1.focus points

51

35

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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5655

2.sensor size

35.9 x 24mm

17.3 x 13mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.megapixels

36.3MP

12.3MP

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5.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

12800 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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1640000 ISO

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

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2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.Has timelapse function
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

6.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

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2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

900shots

330shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

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4400shots

2.battery power

1900mAh

1150mAh

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4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.noise

2979ISO

539ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

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3730ISO

2.image quality

95

51

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

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100

3.color depth

25.6bits

20.8bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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42bits

4.dynamic range

14.3Evs

10.1Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

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14.8Evs

5.has an external memory slot
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.can be controlled remotely
Nikon D800E
Olympus PEN E-P3

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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