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Olympus PEN-F vs Sony Alpha A7S II

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

4 Reasons For
8.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a megapixel 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.

A bit larger display diagonal 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.

Touchscreen Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a touchscreen, whereas the Sony Alpha A7S II does not have a touchscreen.
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.

3 Reasons For
16% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a display resolution (numeric) 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 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Olympus PEN-F only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 better
The Sony Alpha A7S II has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, whereas the Olympus PEN-F has an average rating of 94% (based on 32 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
19% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a display resolution (numeric) 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 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Olympus PEN-F takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony Alpha A7S II only takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Four months older
The Olympus PEN-F is older than the Sony Alpha A7S II by four months.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Olympus PEN-F is 94%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony Alpha A7S II is 100% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7S II has a megapixel 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.

0.05" smaller display diagonal 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.

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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP
BEST
12.2MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2832
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
BEST
 5184 x 3888
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.4 x 13 35.6 x 23.8
Total Megapixels
21.8MP
BEST
12.4MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
Material
 Aluminium
 Aluminium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
81 169
BEST
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 50
 100
 400
 800
 12800
 409600
 102400
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 50
 100
 400
 800
 12800
 409600
 102400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 409,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 50
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 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 System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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 Formats Supported
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 LC-AAC
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 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 Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
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
Camera Playback
 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 (D-D)
-4 - 2 -4 - 3
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 23mm
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
373g
BEST
584g
Height
72.1mm 95.7mm
Depth
37.3mm 60.3mm
Width
124.8mm 126.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
427g
BEST
627g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
BLN‑1 NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
1.33h
BEST
1h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
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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