Olympus PEN-F vs Sony Alpha A7S II

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Olympus PEN-F
Sony Alpha A7S II

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
8.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a megapixel count of 20.3MP, but the Sony Alpha A7S II is only a 12.2MP digital camera (8.1MP 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.

9.4MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a total megapixel count of 21.8MP, however the Sony Alpha A7S II is only a 12.4MP digital camera (9.4MP less).
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s, however the Sony Alpha A7S II is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

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

A bit larger screen size Edit
Olympus PEN-F is 3" screen, but the Sony Alpha A7S II is only a 2.95" screen digital camera (0.05" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

A lot higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a lens magnification ratio of 1.23x, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II is only a 0.78x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.45x lower). 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.

57% lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 373g digital camera. That's 211g lighter than the Sony Alpha A7S II (584g). 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.

A lot shorter Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a height of 72.1mm, however the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 95.7mm tall digital camera (23.6mm taller).
Hugely thinner Edit
Olympus PEN-F is 37.3mm deep, but the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 60.3mm deep digital camera (23mm thicker).
2.1mm narrower Edit
Olympus PEN-F is 124.8mm wide, but the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 126.9mm wide digital camera (2.1mm wider).
25% longer maximum battery life Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a maximum battery life of 1.33h. That's 0.33h longer than the Sony Alpha A7S II (1h). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

6 Reasons For
Eighty-eight more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Sony Alpha A7S II is 169.00, but the Olympus PEN-F only has 81.00 auto focus points.
Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a maximum ISO speed of 409,600, whereas the Olympus PEN-F is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (384,000 lower).
Vastly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a minimum ISO speed of 50, however the Olympus PEN-F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (30 bigger).
16% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels, however the Olympus PEN-F is only a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (191,800 pixels lower).
Fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II takes 370.00 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 Sony Alpha A7S II has an average user review score of 94% based on 7 reviews, whereas the Olympus PEN-F has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Eighty-eight less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Olympus PEN-F is 81.00, but the Sony Alpha A7S II only has 169.00 auto focus points.
384,000 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 409,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (384,000 higher).
30 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera (30 smaller).
19% lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels, however the Sony Alpha A7S II is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (191,800 pixels higher).
Fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus PEN-F takes 330.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony Alpha A7S II only takes 370.00 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.

Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Olympus PEN-F is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony Alpha A7S II is 94% (based on 7 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a megapixel count of 12.2MP, but the Olympus PEN-F is a 20.3MP digital camera (8.1MP higher). 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.

Vastly less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a total megapixel count of 12.4MP, however the Olympus PEN-F is a 21.8MP digital camera (9.4MP more).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II 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.

0.05" smaller screen size Edit
Sony Alpha A7S II is only 2.95" screen, but the Olympus PEN-F is a 3" screen digital camera (0.05" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

0.45x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a lens magnification ratio of 0.78x, whereas the Olympus PEN-F is a 1.23x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.45x 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 Sony Alpha A7S II is a 584g digital camera. That's 211g heavier than the Olympus PEN-F (584g). 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.

25% taller Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a height of 95.7mm, however the Olympus PEN-F is a 72.1mm tall digital camera (23.6mm shorter).
23mm thicker Edit
Sony Alpha A7S II is 60.3mm deep, but the Olympus PEN-F is a 37.3mm deep digital camera (23mm thinner).
Moderately wider Edit
Sony Alpha A7S II is 126.9mm wide, but the Olympus PEN-F is a 124.8mm wide digital camera (2.1mm narrower).
34% shorter maximum battery life Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a maximum battery life of 1h. That's 0.33h shorter than the Olympus PEN-F (1h). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

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Four months older
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP
BEST
12.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2832
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
BEST
 5184 x 3888
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.4 x 13 35.6 x 23.8
Total Megapixel Count
21.8MP
BEST
12.4MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
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
 Aluminium
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Dust resistant
Dust Resistant Case
 Dust resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
84mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
14 - 42 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Lens Structure
9/6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
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
81 169
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
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 50
 100
 400
 800
 12800
 409600
 102400
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 50
 100
 400
 800
 12800
 409600
 102400
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 409,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80 50
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
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)
 ±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
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide
13m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 XAVC-I
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 XAVC-I
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@120fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@120fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
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
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 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
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.95"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
1.23x
BEST
0.78x
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
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,12 2,5,10
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
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 MPF
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 MPF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII BIONZ X
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 2 -4 - 3
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 23mm
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Night portrait
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Night portrait
 Twilight
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
373g
BEST
584g
Height
72.1mm
BEST
95.7mm
Depth
37.3mm
BEST
60.3mm
Width
124.8mm
BEST
126.9mm
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
BEST
627g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BLN‑1 NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
1.33h
BEST
1h
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
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

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Memory Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Memory function
Video Capture Resolution (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3840 x 2160
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