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Olympus PEN E-P3 vs Sony Alpha a6500: 67 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.97x more megapixels (main camera).
12.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24.2MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
17.3 x 13mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.5 x 15.6mm

3. focus points

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.
35
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
425

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
11fps

5. maximum light sensitivity

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.
12800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
51200 ISO

6. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
330shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
350shots

7. video recording (main camera)

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.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps

8. weight

132.08g lighter.
320.92g
HTC Re: 65.5g
453g

9. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
37% have it

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

11. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
11% have it

12. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
50% have it

13. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
31% have it

14. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
46% have it

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
26% have it

16. has AF tracking

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.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
72% have it

17. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
25% have it

18. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
26% have it

19. battery power

4.55% more battery power.
1150mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1100mAh

20. volume

33.11% less body volume.
NaNcm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
427.89cm³

21. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
19% have it

22. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
614k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
921.6k dots

23. width

2mm narrower.
122mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
120mm

24. Has a built-in focus motor

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.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
17% have it

25. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Olympus PEN E-P3
Sony Alpha a6500
24% have it

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