Olympus PEN-F vs Samsung NX1

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Olympus PEN-F
Samsung NX1

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 smaller than the Samsung NX1 (5.6).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Samsung NX1 (100).
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s longer than the Samsung NX1 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

One point nine more flash guides Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 12.90 flash guide digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX1 only has 11.00 flash guides.
Higher display resolution Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,000 pixels higher than the Samsung NX1 (1,036,000 pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 1.23x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.19x higher than the Samsung NX1 (1.04x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

177g lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a weight of 373g, whereas the Samsung NX1 is a 550g digital camera (177g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

42% shorter Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 72.1mm tall digital camera. That's 30.2mm shorter than the Samsung NX1 (102.3mm).
77% thinner Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a depth of 37.3mm. That's 28.5mm thinner than the Samsung NX1 (65.8mm).
11% narrower Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a width of 124.8mm. That's 13.7mm narrower than the Samsung NX1 (138.5mm).
5 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a megapixel count of 28.2MP, but the Olympus PEN-F is only a 20.3MP digital camera (7.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a total megapixel count of 30.7MP, however the Olympus PEN-F is only a 21.8MP digital camera (8.9MP less).
One hundred and twenty-four more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Samsung NX1 is 205.00, but the Olympus PEN-F only has 81.00 auto focus points.
One hundred and seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Samsung NX1 takes 500.00 shots per battery charge, however the Olympus PEN-F only takes 330.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are a lot better
The Samsung NX1 has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the Olympus PEN-F has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Samsung NX1 (28.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 21.8MP digital camera. That's 8.9MP less than the Samsung NX1 (30.7MP).
Only 81.00 auto focus points Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has 81.00 auto focus points, however the Samsung NX1 only has 205.00 auto focus points.
Only 330.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a digital camera that takes 330.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Samsung NX1 only takes 500.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Olympus PEN-F has an average user score of 80%, but the Samsung NX1 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 31 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
Three times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, but the Olympus PEN-F is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Olympus PEN-F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Olympus PEN-F is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Only 11.00 flash guides Edit
The Samsung NX1 has 11.00 flash guides, however the Olympus PEN-F only has 12.90 flash guides.
Moderately lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a display resolution of 1,036,000 pixels, however the Olympus PEN-F is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels higher).
0.19x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.04x, whereas the Olympus PEN-F is a 1.23x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.19x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Heavier Edit
The Samsung NX1 is a 550g digital camera. That's 177g heavier than the Olympus PEN-F (550g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

30.2mm taller Edit
The Samsung NX1 has a height of 102.3mm, however the Olympus PEN-F is a 72.1mm tall digital camera (30.2mm shorter).
28.5mm thicker Edit
Samsung NX1 is 65.8mm deep, but the Olympus PEN-F is a 37.3mm deep digital camera (28.5mm thinner).
Slightly wider Edit
Samsung NX1 is 138.5mm wide, but the Olympus PEN-F is a 124.8mm wide digital camera (13.7mm narrower).
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Four months older
The Samsung NX1 is older than the Olympus PEN-F by four months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6480 x 4320
 6480 x 4320
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.4 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
21.8MP 30.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Dust resistant
Dust Resistant Case
 Dust resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
84mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
14 - 42 16 - 50
Fixed Focal Length
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
9/6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
81 205
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Guide
13m
BEST
11m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 H.265
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 H.265
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 LPCM
 AAC++
 PCM
 LPCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 Super AMOLED
 Super AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1.23x
BEST
1.04x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,12 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 2 -4 - 2
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 21mm
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
373g
BEST
550g
Height
72.1mm
BEST
102.3mm
Depth
37.3mm
BEST
65.8mm
Width
124.8mm
BEST
138.5mm
Lens Weight
93g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
22.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
60.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
427g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BLN‑1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
1.33h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,860mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots 500 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 5 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,360,000 pixels
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