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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

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Sony A5100

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III vs Sony A5100

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III better than Sony A5100?

  • 20shots longer battery life
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    420shotsvs400shots
  • 10x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    60fpsvs6fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has a microphone input
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  • Has a hot shoe
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  • 116k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    1037k dotsvs921k dots

Why is Sony A5100 better than Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III?

  • 58 more focus points
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    179vs121
  • 10.09% more megapixels (main camera)
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    24MPvs21.8MP
  • Has AF tracking
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  • 297g lighter
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    283gvs580g
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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  • Has a remote control
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  • Has a flash
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Price comparison

Sony A5100

ProductStorePrice
Sony A5100 AmazonSony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens ...Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)
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$548.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
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$548.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha A5100 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & ...Sony Alpha A5100 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm Lens (Black) with 64GB Card + Case + Battery & Charger + Tripod + Filters + Tele/Wide Lens Kit
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$498.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha A5100 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & ...Sony Alpha A5100 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm Lens (Black) with 32GB Card + Case + Battery & Charger + Tripod + Filters + Tele/Wide Lens Kit
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$448.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens + 32GB Card, Tripod, Case, and More (18pc Bundle)
Amazon logo
$588.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera
Amazon logo
$748.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha ILCE-6000L/B a6000 Digital Ca...Sony Alpha ILCE-6000L/B a6000 Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens Bundle with Accessory Bundle (Black)
Amazon logo
$698.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with ...Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses Bundle (10 Items)
Amazon logo
$998.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digit...Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50 mm Lens (Black) and Two 64GB SD Card Bundle (8 Items)
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$698.00
Sony A5100 AmazonCanon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Cam...Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera with Wi-Fi and 4.2X Optical Zoom (Black) + Pixibytes Pro Bundle
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$599.00
Sony A5100 aliexpressSigma 16 / 1.4 Lens 16mm f1.4 DC DN Cont...Sigma 16 / 1.4 Lens 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras, Black A6500 A6300 A6000 A5100 A5000
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$399.00

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
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.
4.weight

580g

283g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.has an optical viewfinder
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.Has a hot shoe
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.focus points

121

179

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.
2.megapixels (main camera)

21.8MP

24MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
3.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 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.
4.continuous shooting at high resolution

60fps

6fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5.has AF tracking
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
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.
6.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 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.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
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 continuous autofocus when recording movies
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
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.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
6.supports slow-motion video recording
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
4.Has a zoom microphone
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
5.has stereo speakers
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

420shots

400shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has wireless charging
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.Has a remote control
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has an HDMI output
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.supports a remote smartphone
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Sony A5100
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Price comparison

Sony A5100

ProductStorePrice
Sony A5100 AmazonSony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens ...Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)
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$548.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
Amazon logo
$548.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha A5100 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & ...Sony Alpha A5100 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm Lens (Black) with 64GB Card + Case + Battery & Charger + Tripod + Filters + Tele/Wide Lens Kit
Amazon logo
$498.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha A5100 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & ...Sony Alpha A5100 Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 16-50mm Lens (Black) with 32GB Card + Case + Battery & Charger + Tripod + Filters + Tele/Wide Lens Kit
Amazon logo
$448.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Came...Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens + 32GB Card, Tripod, Case, and More (18pc Bundle)
Amazon logo
$588.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera
Amazon logo
$748.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha ILCE-6000L/B a6000 Digital Ca...Sony Alpha ILCE-6000L/B a6000 Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens Bundle with Accessory Bundle (Black)
Amazon logo
$698.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with ...Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses Bundle (10 Items)
Amazon logo
$998.00
Sony A5100 AmazonSony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digit...Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50 mm Lens (Black) and Two 64GB SD Card Bundle (8 Items)
Amazon logo
$698.00
Sony A5100 AmazonCanon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Cam...Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera with Wi-Fi and 4.2X Optical Zoom (Black) + Pixibytes Pro Bundle
Amazon logo
$599.00
Sony A5100 aliexpressSigma 16 / 1.4 Lens 16mm f1.4 DC DN Cont...Sigma 16 / 1.4 Lens 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras, Black A6500 A6300 A6000 A5100 A5000
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$399.00

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