Fujifilm X-A1 vs Olympus Pen E-PL5

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Fujifilm X-A1
Olympus Pen E-PL5

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
2% higher megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP higher than the Olympus Pen E-PL5 (16.1MP). 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.

50% higher display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,000 pixels higher than the Olympus Pen E-PL5 (460,000 pixels).
7 Reasons For
0.7MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Pen E-PL5 has a total megapixel count of 17.2MP, whereas the Fujifilm X-A1 is only a 16.5MP digital camera (0.7MP less).
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Pen E-PL5 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm X-A1 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.

1% lighter Edit
The Olympus Pen E-PL5 is a 279g digital camera. That's 1g lighter than the Fujifilm X-A1 (279g). 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 bit shorter Edit
The Olympus Pen E-PL5 is a 63.7mm tall digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm X-A1 is a 66.5mm tall digital camera (2.8mm taller).
Slightly thinner Edit
The Olympus Pen E-PL5 has a depth of 38.2mm, however the Fujifilm X-A1 is a 39mm deep digital camera (0.8mm thicker).
6.4mm narrower Edit
The Olympus Pen E-PL5 has a width of 110.5mm, however the Fujifilm X-A1 is a 116.9mm wide digital camera (6.4mm wider).
Available from 4 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
5% less total megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 is a 16.5MP digital camera. That's 0.7MP less than the Olympus Pen E-PL5 (17.2MP).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Fujifilm X-A1 is only 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s shorter than the Olympus Pen E-PL5 (60s). Read more

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

Moderately heavier Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 has a weight of 280g, but the Olympus Pen E-PL5 is a 279g digital camera (1g lighter). 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.

Taller Edit
Fujifilm X-A1 is 66.5mm tall. That's 2.8mm taller than the Olympus Pen E-PL5 (63.7mm).
Thicker Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 is a 39mm deep digital camera. That's 0.8mm thicker than the Olympus Pen E-PL5 (38.2mm).
6% wider Edit
The Fujifilm X-A1 is a 116.9mm wide digital camera. That's 6.4mm wider than the Olympus Pen E-PL5 (110.5mm).
Less retailers
The Fujifilm X-A1 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Olympus Pen E-PL5 is stocked by 5 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
3 Reasons Against
0.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Pen E-PL5 has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, however the Fujifilm X-A1 is a 16.3MP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

460,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus Pen E-PL5 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, whereas the Fujifilm X-A1 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,000 pixels higher).
Eleven months older
The Olympus Pen E-PL5 is older than the Fujifilm X-A1 by eleven months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16.3MP
BEST
16.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4896 x 2760
 3264 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2496 x 1664
 2496 x 1408
 1664 x 1664
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 4896 x 2760
 3264 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2496 x 1664
 2496 x 1408
 1664 x 1664
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
BEST
 4896 x 3264
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.6 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
16.5MP 17.2MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Blue
 Blue

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Fujifilm X
 Fujifilm X

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
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
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
200 200
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Manual
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Manual
Flash Guide
7m Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Sunny
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Panorama
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Panorama
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DAN
 DUT
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
280g 279g
BEST
Height
66.5mm 63.7mm
BEST
Depth
39mm 38.2mm
BEST
Width
116.9mm 110.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
330g 325g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NP-W126 BLS-5
Shot Per Battery Charge
350 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 30 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Panorama Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama mode
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/4000 - 60
Display Tilting
 Display tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data
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