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Olympus PEN E-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Top 64%879 points
Top 64%
Top 7%2,248 points
Top 7%
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Top specs and features

Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM: 67 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

31.71% more megapixels (main camera).
12.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.2MP

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.
11
Canon EOS R: 5655
15

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
10fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
28% have it

6. 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.
6400 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
12800 ISO

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
290shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
330shots

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
55
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
73

9. 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.
720 x 30fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

10. weight

175g lighter.
317g
HTC Re: 65.5g
492g

11. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
39% have it

12. 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

13. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21.4bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
23bits

14. 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-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
12% have it

15. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
50% have it

16. 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-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
32% have it

17. dynamic range

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.
10.2Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
12.4Evs

18. 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-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
73% have it

19. pixel density

44.48% higher pixel density.
326ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi
471ppi

20. resolution

2.01x higher resolution.
783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px
1176 x 784px

21. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
921k dots

22. battery power

6.48% more battery power.
1150mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1080mAh

23. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
27% have it

24. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
26% have it

25. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
54% have it

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