Olympus PEN E-PL7 vs Sony Alpha A5000
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Olympus PEN E-PL7vsSony Alpha A5000

Olympus PEN E-PL7

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured MILC digital camera, a wide selection of available lenses but representing only average value for money
93
Reviews
55 Reviews + 7 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
MILC 16.1MP 4" 4608 X 3456 Pixels Apr 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 16.1MP
Image Sensor Size 4"
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 X 3456 Pixels
Release Date Apr 2015
Sony Alpha A5000

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score

Sony Alpha A5000

£230.00
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and multi award winning MILC camera, good for sports photography
90
Reviews
970 Reviews + 5 Awards
90
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
2 Years Old
86
Overall Score
Excellent
MILC 20.1MP 5456 X 3632 Pixels CMOS Jul 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 20.1MP
Maximum Image Resolution 5456 X 3632 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Jul 2015
Olympus PEN E-PL7

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured MILC digital camera, a wide selection of available lenses but representing only average value for money
93
Reviews
55 Reviews + 7 Awards
67
Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
MILC 16.1MP 4" 4608 X 3456 Pixels Apr 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 16.1MP
Image Sensor Size 4"
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 X 3456 Pixels
Release Date Apr 2015
Sony Alpha A5000

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score

Sony Alpha A5000

£230.00
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and multi award winning MILC camera, good for sports photography
90
Reviews
970 Reviews + 5 Awards
90
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
2 Years Old
86
Overall Score
Excellent
MILC 20.1MP 5456 X 3632 Pixels CMOS Jul 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 20.1MP
Maximum Image Resolution 5456 X 3632 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Jul 2015

Top Prices

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Reasons For

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
13 Reasons For
72% Bigger Digital Zoom
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 14x digital zoom digital camera. That's 10x bigger than the Sony Alpha A5000 (4x).

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

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Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Olympus PEN E-PL7 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed. That's 9,600 higher than the Sony Alpha A5000 (16,000).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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Touchscreen
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a touchscreen, but the Sony Alpha A5000 does not have a touchscreen.

On a camera, this means that the digital display on the back of the camera is touch-sensitive, rather than relying on buttons.

Touchscreens are easier and more intuitive to control.

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Higher Display Resolution
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 576,200 pixels higher than the Sony Alpha A5000 (460,800 pixels).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Two More Awards
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has 7 awards from expert review sites, however the Sony Alpha A5000 has 5 awards.
Marginally Better Expert Reviews
Based on 56 expert reviews, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 has an average review score of 81%, but the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average rating of 79% (based on 55 reviews).
Better Pocket Lint Review Score
Pocket Lint's Olympus PEN E-PL7 review gave it a score of 90%, however the rating of the Sony Alpha A5000 was only 0% from the same site.
Better What Digital Camera Review Score
What Digital Camera's Olympus PEN E-PL7 review gave it a score of 88%, however the Sony Alpha A5000 only has a rating of 87% from the same site.
Better PC Mag Review Score
PC Mag gave the Olympus PEN E-PL7 a review score of 80%, however the Sony Alpha A5000's rating was only 70% from the same site.
Better Ephotozine Review Score
Ephotozine gave the Olympus PEN E-PL7 a review score of 100%, however the Sony Alpha A5000 only has a rating of 90% from the same site.
Better Reviewed.com Review Score
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a Reviewed.com review score of 94%, however the Sony Alpha A5000's rating was only 78% from the same site.
Better Digitalfoto.dk Review Score
Digitalfoto.dk gave the Olympus PEN E-PL7 a review score of 88%, however the rating of the Sony Alpha A5000 was only 0% from the same site.
Better Dkamera.de Review Score
Dkamera.de gave the Olympus PEN E-PL7 a review score of 90%, however the Sony Alpha A5000 only has a rating of 82% from the same site.
17 Reasons For
4MP Higher Megapixels
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (16.1MP).

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.

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A Lot Lighter
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a weight of 210g, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 309g digital camera (99g heavier).

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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420 Battery Life
The number of battery life on the Sony Alpha A5000 is 420, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 only takes 350 battery life.

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.

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Cheaper by £205
The Sony Alpha A5000 costs £204.95 less than the Olympus PEN E-PL7.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Moderately Better User Reviews
The Sony Alpha A5000 has an average user review score of 91%, however the Olympus PEN E-PL7 has an average rating of 90% (based on 23 reviews).
Better Brand
Sony digital cameras have an average rating of 87.5%, whereas Olympus has an average rating of 87.1%.
Better Photoreview.com.au Review Score
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a Photoreview.com.au review score of 85%, whereas the rating of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 was only 0% from the same site.
Better Digitalone.com.sg Review Score
Digitalone.com.sg's Sony Alpha A5000 review gave it a score of 80%, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Techradar Review Score
Techradar's Sony Alpha A5000 review gave it a score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 was only 0% from the same site.
Better Techradar.com/au/ Review Score
Techradar.com/au/'s Sony Alpha A5000 review gave it a score of 80%, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better PhotographyBlog.com Review Score
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a review score of 90% from PhotographyBlog.com, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score
Amateurphotographer.co.uk's Sony Alpha A5000 review gave it a score of 82%, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better Digital Versus Review Score
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a Digital Versus review score of 80%, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Kamerabild.se Review Score
Kamerabild.se's Sony Alpha A5000 review gave it a score of 70%, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7's rating was only 67% from the same site.
Better Chip.de Review Score
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a review score of 75% from Chip.de, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Digitalkamera.de Review Score
Digitalkamera.de gave the Sony Alpha A5000 a review score of 90%, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7's rating was only 0% from the same site.

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has more awards than the Sony Alpha A5000. The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has 7 awards, where as the Sony Alpha A5000 has 5 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
7 Awards Best
01net.com: 4 Star Camera Labs: Recommended Ephotozine: Editor's Choice gadgetspeak.com: Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended Pocket Lint: Recommended reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
5 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended Ephotozine: Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended reviewed.com: Editor's Choice vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has better expert reviews than the Sony Alpha A5000. The average expert reviews score for the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is 81% based on 56 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony Alpha A5000 is 79% based on 55 reviews.
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Best
5 stars
11 reviews
4 stars
18 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
10 reviews
4 stars
25 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Sony Alpha A5000 has better user reviews than the Olympus PEN E-PL7. The average user reviews score for the Sony Alpha A5000 is 91% based on 884 reviews, where as the average score for the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is 90% based on 23 reviews.
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
5 stars
16 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
1 review
Best
5 stars
584 reviews
4 stars
248 reviews
3 stars
28 reviews
2 stars
14 reviews
1 star
10 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Olympus. The average brand rating for Sony is 87.49% based on 24,761 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Olympus is 87.11% based on 7,310 reviews.
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Olympus

87

87

Based on 7,310 reviews
Sony

87

87

Based on 24,761 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Sony Alpha A5000 than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 57.2% recommend the product, based on a total of 939 reviews for the Sony Alpha A5000 and 939 reviews for the Sony Alpha A5000.

Camera Labs Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Camera Labs logo
Previously there were three PEN ranges with the E-PL models sitting in the middle, but with no new budget or higher end options announced for some time it looks like the E-PL will exclusively take the range forward. If you take a look at the Olympus ...
Recommended
Forward facing 3 2 touchscreen
Self shot modes
Wifi with smartphone remote control
3axis inbody stabilisation
Poor quality kit lens judging from two samples
Screen can't flip forwards when tripodmounted
Lack of touch buttons for changing selfie settings
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at those who want a step-up in quality and control over a point-and-shoot or smartphone. It has 16 Megapixels, built-in stabilization that works with any lens you attach, Wifi, and a screen...
Apr 2015
Camera Labs logo
The Sony Alpha A5000 is an upper entry-level mirrorless camera that's compatible with Sony's range of E-mount lenses. Announced in January 2014 it's the successor to the NEX 3N, and becomes the second E-mount camera to abandon the NEX branding in fav...
Recommended
Excellent image quality
Low sensor noise levels
Compact, lightweight body
Articulated screen
Builtin Wifi with NFC
Downloadable apps
No builtin viewfinder or optional accessory
No touchscreen
No hotshoe accessory port
Very limited customisation options
Support Cameralabs!Support me when you shop for anything at Amazon.com, B&H or Adorama. Or if you find this review useful, treat me to a coffee......
Apr 2014

Pocket Lint Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Pocket Lint logo
With fun features such as a "selfie screen", pared down controls and a user-friendly interface, the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is primarily aimed at point-and-shoot users. However, experienced photographers can find plenty of depth to keep their interest, wit...
Recommended
Looks great, excellent touchscreen, improved handling
WiFi works a treat, selfie screen if you fancy it
Incremental improvements for the series, detail lacks at highISO settings
Auto ISO has limited use
Like its E-PL5 predecessor, the E-PL7 at first seems like a small series of steady improvements rolled into the one camera, with a more sophisticated autofocus system, better overall handling and Wi-Fi. But that makes it a solid bit of kit, especial....
Feb 2015
Pocket Lint logo
With Sony's NEX brand surrendering to the Alpha title, the A5000 is among the first compact system cameras we've seen to carry the new badge. But what's in a name? We got to play with the A5000 at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 to find out. At fi...
...
Jan 2014

Expert Reviews Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Expert Reviews logo
Even so, few other compact system cameras (CSCs) can match the E-PL7 for style. There's an air of sophisticated retro chic, and the sturdy metal shell and dials inspire confidence. It's telling that Olympus's promotional shots feature the camera in t...
A consummate all-rounder, the E-PL7 scores particularly highly for speed and style......
Feb 2015
Expert Reviews logo
Price, rating and specs based on the 16-50mm kitThese cameras haven't always fared so well for access to manual controls, though. While the functions were there, the first generation of NEX cameras made them extremely tricky to access. Things got ste...
Stunning image quality for the price, but the controls might prove to be frustrating......
Jul 2014

Dxomark.com Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Dxomark.com logo
The PEN E-PL7 is the latest iteration in the Lite series, replacing the previous EPL5/6 models with a more traditional body, the addition of a control dial, and reverting to a 3:2 aspect ratio LCD touchscreen. Read on to see how well this new model p...
Although we leave the reviewing of cameras to our friends at DPReview, the PEN E-PL7 looks to be a solid choice in terms of features and sensor performance. Admittedly it's not quite in the same league as the larger APS-C sensor in the Sony A5100, pa...
Feb 2015
Dxomark.com logo
With Sony dropping the NEX branding from their mirrorless models, adopting a 20-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor in a small form factor the new Alpha a5000 appears to continue the NEX lineage. Read on to find out how well it performs.With the introduction of f...
Although the A5000 isn't quite the replacement for the NEX-5T as it appears, and is unlikely to be tempting enough for enthusiasts, the sensor at least is a very good performer. Although it lacks the on-chip PD-AF pixels required for faster autofocus...
Feb 2014

Digital Versus Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Digital Versus logo
The PEN E-PL7, the smallest hybrid in Olympus' 2014 range, has definitely taken a few ideas from the OM-D E-M10. They have the same 4/3" 16.1 Mpx CMOS sensor, the same Truepic VII processor and the same type of retro design that made the PEN series s...
...
Dec 2014
Digital Versus logo
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Compact design
180
WiFi and NFC
Easy to use
Great picture quality up to 3200 ISO
PASM settings in video mode
Uses the same graphic interface as Sony's RX cameras
1650 mm OSS is disappointing and quality varies from one model to the next
Slow startup (with the 1650 mm OSS lens)
No touchscreen, screen resolution could be higher
The Sony Alpha 5000 replaces the entry-level NEX-3N with a fairly minor upgrade. Still, it'll be a no-brainer choice for anyone hesitating between the NEX-3N and the more expensive NEX-5T. The A5000 is a great camera for users looking to learn the ba...
Feb 2014

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Trusted Reviews logo
What is the Olympus Pen E-PL7? The Olympus E-PL7 is a 16-megapixel compact system camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor. It's the smaller, cheaper, more stylish alternative to the company's very popular OM-D cameras. Olympus has taken the idea that ...
Great sensor performance
Charming retro design
Decent touchscreen
Underwhelming video capture
Not ideal for bigger hands
Odd tiltunder screen
The Olympus Pen E-PL7 isn't a hit in every respect, but the high-quality build, sensor and processor see it offer a good entry-level MFT option. Next, read more Camera Reviews......
Dec 2014
Trusted Reviews logo
What is the Sony Alpha A5000? Sony continues to consolidate its cameras under the Alpha branding with the launch of the new lightweight Sony A5000. Given an entry-level price, it is ostensibly a replacement for the NEX-3N, but it is effectively a reb...
Great value for money
Improved BionzX processor
WiFi NFC
Good metering and white balance
Poor continuous AF
Disappointing LCD
The Sony A5000 is a very good everyday compact system camera that offers a lot for its entry-level price. It's just a shame Sony has chosen to stick with a slightly underwhelming screen......
Jan 2014

What Digital Camera Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Best
What Digital Camera logo
The E-PL, or Pen ?Lite', range is now in its sixth generation. The ?Lite' moniker is in reference to the smaller, more rangefinder style of design in comparison to the larger OM-D series.As the sixth model in the range, the E-PL7 benefits from a rich...
Solid metal build
Touchscreen is certainly responsive
16MP sensor delivers solid results
Small size means sacrifices have been made with usability
Tilting screen design is poor
...
Nov 2014
What Digital Camera logo
Last year heralded the cessation of production of NEX series cameras. That didn't mean that Sony were abandoning their CSC line-up, but rather they would be dropping the NEX moniker in favour of the wider adoption of its 'Alpha' tag, as seen on the A...
Wifi addition
Improved metering
Low price tag
Poor LCD screen
Noise reduction too aggressive at times
While the A5000 does feature a host of improvements on the camera it replaces - namely the NEX-3N - there are still areas at which it is slightly let down.Although the addition of Wi-fi and NFC connectivity are certainly welcome, the rear of the came...
Feb 2014

Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Amateurphotographer.co.uk logo
This latest offering from Olympus features the 16.1-million-pixel sensor that has proved popular in the OM-D E-M5, but as well as the sensor, the E-PL7 shares many of the features of the OM-D E-M10, minus a viewfinder and built-in flash. Based on tho...
Good-quality
16.1-million-pixel Live MOS sensor
Metal frame with stylish design
Responsive touchscreen
All the Pen cameras, from the E 1 onwards, have been a joy to behold and a pleasure to use
Olympus jpegs are consistently excellent and RAW is better
The supplied Olympus Viewer software is excellent and may be all that anyone needs for RAW conversion a
Vulnerable and fiddly tilting screen
Small and tightly packed controls
No viewfinder
You can't use the optional viewfinder and a flash at the same time they both use the same accessory port
The Olympus Pen E-PL7 is a repackaged Olympus OM-D E-M10, and for that reason alone it enters a lower end of the enthusiast market from a great vantage point. It is capable of producing some superb images and its video is respectable for a camera of ...
Nov 2014
Best
Amateurphotographer.co.uk logo
The Sony Alpha 5000 has the same 20.1-million-pixel, APS-C-sized (23.2x15.4mm) sensor we saw in last years DSLR-styled Alpha 3000, although the Alpha 5000 also has Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi connectivity so users can connect and control...
Although the Alpha 5000 is effectively a rebrand and refresh of the NEX-3N, Sony has made noticeable improvements in previously contentious areas, such as noise reduction, white balance and metering, as well as a significant jump in resolution. The f...
Feb 2014

PC Mag Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Best
PC Mag logo
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 ($599.99 body only) sets itself apart from the crowd with a unique front-facing screen that flips down below the camera for selfies. That's a little gimmicky, but the PEN E-PL7 is just as serious a mirrorless camera as others i...
Compact
Quick focus
8.4fps burst rate
Micro Four Thirds lens system
In-body image stabilization
Tilting touch-screen display
Accessory port for optional EVF
Wi-Fi
Sometimes slow to start and shoot
No support for 60fps video
Lacks standard mic input
Lacks built-in flash
Single control dial
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a compact Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that hits a lot of the right notes, but it isn't quite an Editors' Choice......
Nov 2014
PC Mag logo
Sony is in the midst of dropping the NEX branding from its mirrorless cameras, bringing all of its interchangeable lens models under the Alpha banner. This may add some questions as to which lenses work with which bodies, but it gves the company an o...
Tilting rear display
Compact body and lens
Built-in flash
Quick autofocus
Good high ISO images
Wi-Fi with NFC
Attractive price tag
Inconvenient access to some shooting settings
Slow to start
Slow burst rate
No EVF support
Some camera apps cost extra
Doesn't include external charger
The Sony Alpha 5000 is an affordable mirrorless camera that delivers excellent images, but advanced shooters are going to feel limited by its control system......
Mar 2014

T3.com Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
T3.com logo
The Olympus ?Pen' series E-PL7 ? the ?L' denoting a ?Lite' or entry-level version ? arrives hot on the heels of the E-PL6. It doesn't deviate massively from its sibling, which it joins rather than replaces. This is still a stylishly constructed 16 me...
Quality metal construction
Consistent imaging performance
Classic retro styling
No eyelevel viewfinder, no builtin flash, tiny controls
...
Oct 2014
T3.com logo
If you're thinking that the Sony A5000 looks very like a Sony NEX model, such as the Sony NEX-3N or Sony NEX-5T , you'd be correct. Except that its manufacturer has ditched ?NEX' in order to standardise its use of the Alpha brand across both DSLR and...
Compact build
Tilting screen
Hires APSC sensor
Screen doesn't tilt down
No hotshoe
No touchscreen operation
...
Mar 2014

Ephotozine Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Best
Ephotozine logo
The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 is the latest PEN camera from Olympus and features built in Wi-Fi, tilting "selfie" touch-screen, updated Art Filters, along with a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor. The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is an update to the E-PL5 and....
Editor's Choice
Good noise performance
Great image quality
Built in WiFi
Wide range of Micro Four Thirds lenses
Stylish metal body
Dual axis electronic level
Excellent 3inch touchscreen
Live Bulb Live Time feature
A large number of Art filters and effects avail
Respected sensor and processor combination
Easy selfie mode
Raw files recording possible with Art Filters
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1600 Live MOSTruePic VII LCD Wi-Fi
Handliches Design
SelfieDisplay
WLAN und Touchscreen
Bildqualitt
Geschwindigkeit
Hochwertig verarbeitetes, edel designtes Gehuse
Groer Ausstattungsumfang
Hochauflsender, groer, klappbarer elektronischer Sucher als optionales Zubehr
Sehr gute Bildqualitt bis ISO 1.600, gute bis ISO 3.200
Klappbarer (auch fr Selfies), hochauf
Panoramic autostitching not available
Menu system could be daunting for new users
No viewfinder built, in
No smaller than OM
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Selfie mode not compatible with tripods
No smaller than OMD E 10
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Kch thc khng nh hn OMD E 10
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Detailtreue ab ISO 1.600
Veraltete Panoramafunktion ohne Stitching in der Kamera
Keine Einstellung der Bildwiederholrate im Videomodus
Blitzgert muss aufgesteckt werden und besetzt damit den Zubehrschuh
The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 offers a number of improvements over the previous versions, with a new 3-axis image stabilisation sensor, built in Wi-Fi, and an updated and more stylish design. You also have the choice of the standard 14-42mm kit lens, o...
Oct 2014
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The Sony Alpha A5000 is this years update to the Sony NEX-3N , and is one of the smallest APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras with a built in flash. The updated A5000 adds built in Wi-Fi and NFC, as well as a new 20.1 megapixel sensor, instead of the 16....
Highly Recommended
Comfortable to hold
Compact with 16 50mm lens
Good image quality and colour
DRO and HDR modes
Quick focus and shutter response
Sony PlayMemories Apps available
Wi-Fi and NFC
Low noise
Sony Alpha 5000
Picture effects are JPEG only (raw not available)
Have to pay for additional features as "apps" that are free with other cameras
Time-lapse
Multiple-exposure
Multi Frame NR etc
Strong noise reduction
The Sony Alpha A5000 is one of the more compact mirrorless cameras available with built in flash, particularly considering it has an APS-C CMOS sensor. For a smaller mirrorless camera you could have a look at the smaller sensor Nikon 1 series, or the...
Mar 2014

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
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The Olympus E-PL7 (also known as the Olympus PEN Lite) is a new mid-range compact system camera. The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a Wi-Fi enabled, 16-megapixel compact system camera with a 180-degree downward tilting touchscreen, 8fps continuous shooting, 10...
Recommended
Olympus' current marketing campaign for its junior Pen series may be devised with females in mind, but neither sex should be at all embarrassed to be seen with the cool white iteration of the E-PL7; there are enough classic stylings here and plentifu...
Oct 2014
Best
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The A5000 is the new entry-level model in Sony's range of compact system cameras. It's also currently the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with built-in wi-fi connectivity. Successor to last year's NEX-3N model, the Sony A5000 f...
Highly Recommended
The new Sony A5000 is a rather modest refresh of last year's NEX-3N cameras, ditching the NEX branding, upgrading the image sensor and processor, and adding wi-fi and NFC connectivity, a better handgrip and the more intuitive Alpha menu system. Despi...
Mar 2014

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Olympus' new mid-range mirrorless camera, the PEN Lite E-PL7, is all but made for the selfie lover. The E-PL7's display flips downwards 180 degrees and provides an unobstructed view, and you can mount the bundled external flash for a fill-in flash. T...
...
Oct 2014
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The entry-level a5000 is Sony's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens mirrorless camera.The review unit came in pink with the E-mount PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS kit lens, which has a powered zoom mechanism. It is also available in black or white.W...
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Apr 2014

Reviewed.com Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
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While the jury is still out on the long-term viability of mirrorless cameras, that's not slowing Olympus down. The success of its excellent OM-D series has helped the company net new fans and earn serious prestige.But while the enthusiast models like...
Editor's Choice
Our enthusiasm is dampened only by the superb competition. We're glad to see how far Olympus has come in the past couple years. From the OM-D E-M1 to this little wonder, the company knows how to make a camera like few others can. Whereas early Micro ...
Sep 2014
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Sony has enjoyed great success with its compact system cameras, dating back to the generally excellent NEX series . The NEX line is now simply "Alpha," bringing it in line with Sony's traditional DSLRs. The new crop of Alpha E-mount cameras has alrea...
Editor's Choice
While Sony still isn't the first name most people think of when it comes to digital cameras, it is making waves with its robust camera lineup. While it isn't common knowledge for most consumers, Sony is actually the dominant producer of digital camer...
Oct 2014

Techradar Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
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Olympus has received lots of praise for its OM-D series of compact system cameras, such as the OM-D E-M10, OM-D E-M5 and OM-D E-M1, but its Pen series has been a little overlooked in recent times.The new Pen E-PL7 doesn't introduce anything fundament...
Respected sensor and processor combination
Easy selfie mode
Raw files recording possible with Art Filters
No viewfinder built, in
No smaller than OM
D E
Selfie mode not compatible with tripods
The E-PL7 looks like a good solid camera for those who want to travel light and don't mind not having a viewfinder. Image quality promises to be very good......
Aug 2014
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The Sony a5000 was the fourth compact system camera from Sony to appear after the company decided to drop its NEX name for E-mount cameras. Instead it uses the Alpha brand, often shortened simply to "A".The first model was the Sony a3000, an entry-le...
Small size
Creative options
Tilting screen
No touchscreen
Limited raw functionality
Screen not fully articulated
Another decent, well performing camera from Sony here. The A5000 is a good buy for those looking for their first compact system camera, offering a decent range of options for both beginners and those who are a little more experienced......
Mar 2014

Photoreview.com.au Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
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Who's it For? The E-PL7 has been designed for 'connected' photographers who like to shoot 'selfies' and share them online. It should also appeal to snapshooters who want the performance improvements a camera with a relatively large sensor can provide...
The release of the PEN E-PL7 gives Olympus three models with features that will appeal to socially-active buyers who want compact cameras with premium styling and lenses appreciate the benefits of interchangeable lenses. The E-PL7, E-P5 and E-M10 cam...
Aug 2014
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For photographers who have stepped up from point-and-press digicams or camera-phones these issues may present few problems. But for anyone who wants to develop their photography into a moderately serious pastime, they represent can impediments to pro...
For an entry-level interchangeable-lens camera, the ?5000 has a lot of advantages; it's small and light, takes nice-looking photos and movies and comes with a reasonably competent lens. On the downside, the lack of a viewfinder is a big disadvantage ...
Jun 2014

Date Released

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
34 months old 31 months old Best

What are They Best Used For

Portrait Photography

When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.

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Landscape Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.

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Everyday Photography

When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.

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Sports Photography

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

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Wildlife Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.

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Key Features

Megapixels

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.

Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Weight

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.

Specification

 
 
 
Picture Quality Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Camera Type
MILC
 MILC
MILC
 MILC
Megapixels 16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size 4" Unknown - Click to provide data
Still Image Resolution
5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
Maximum Image Resolution
5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Image Formats Supported
RAW JPG
 RAW
 JPG
RAW JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels 17.2MP 20.4MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
 
 
 
Lens System Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom 14x 4x
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5 3.5
Maximum Aperture Number 22 36
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 84mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 28mm 24mm
BEST
Aspherical Lens 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Diaphragm Blade 7 7
Filter Size 37mm 62mm
 
 
 
Focusing Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
single tracking
contrast detection Single Auto Focus
Face detection Tracking Auto Focus
Contrast Detection Auto Focus continuous
spot flexible spot
centre weighted Continuous Auto Focus
Spot Auto Focus Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
single tracking
contrast detection Single Auto Focus
Face detection Tracking Auto Focus
Contrast Detection Auto Focus continuous
spot flexible spot
centre weighted Continuous Auto Focus
Spot Auto Focus Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points 81
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Light Exposure Modes
shutter priority aperture priority
Auto Manual
Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
aperture priori Shutter priori
AP M
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 AP
 M
shutter priority aperture priority
Auto Manual
Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
aperture priori Shutter priori
AP M
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 AP
 M
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 25,600
BEST
16,000
Minimum ISO Sensitivity 200 100
BEST
Light Metering
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot Matrix
evaluative Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
Spot Matrix
evaluative Multi-pattern
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 evaluative
 Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction
±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
Program AE Program
 Program AE
 Program
 
 
 
Shutter Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60s
BEST
30s
Camera Shutter Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Flash Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Flash Recharging Time Unknown - Click to provide data 3s
Flash Modes
Auto Manual
Fill-in Flash off
Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
man Pre-flash
Slave
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 man
 Pre-flash
 Slave
Auto Manual
Fill-in Flash off
Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
man Pre-flash
Slave
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 man
 Pre-flash
 Slave
Flash Guide Number 10m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed 1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 
 
 
Video Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 480
1920 x 960 1440 x 1080
1280 x 1024 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 960
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 1024
 640 x 424
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 480
1920 x 960 1440 x 1080
1280 x 1024 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 960
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 1024
 640 x 424
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
MOV M-JPEG
AVCHD AVC
MJPEG MP4
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MJPEG
 MP4
MOV M-JPEG
AVCHD AVC
MJPEG MP4
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MJPEG
 MP4
Resolution At Capture Speed
1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 
 
 
Audio Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Audio System
Stereo
 Stereo
Stereo
 Stereo
Audio Formats Supported
WAV PCM
.wav
 WAV
 PCM
 .wav
WAV PCM
.wav
 WAV
 PCM
 .wav
 
 
 
Memory Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD MS PRO
MS Duo MS PRO Duo
MS PRO Duo HS MS Pro-HG
MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
SDXC SDHC
SD MS PRO
MS Duo MS PRO Duo
MS PRO Duo HS MS Pro-HG
MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 
 
 
Display Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Field of View 100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution 1,037,000 Pixels 460,800 Pixels
BEST
Display
TFT
 TFT
TFT
 TFT
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
HDMI Connector Type
Micro
 Micro
Micro
 Micro
 
 
 
Camera Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
White Balance
Auto Manual
Tungsten Fluorescent
Cloudy Shade
Flash Underwater
Sunny Daylight
Incandescent Custom modes
custom m cus
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 custom m
 cus
Auto Manual
Tungsten Fluorescent
Cloudy Shade
Flash Underwater
Sunny Daylight
Incandescent Custom modes
custom m cus
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 custom m
 cus
Shooting Modes
Auto Scene
Movie Manual
Mo
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Mo
Auto Scene
Movie Manual
Mo
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Mo
Photo Effects
Black&White Sepia
Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Black&White Sepia
Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Exif 2.2 DCF
DPOF PRINT Image Matching III
Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Exif 2.2 DCF
DPOF PRINT Image Matching III
Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Beach Snow
Children Close-up (macro)
Documents Fireworks
Landscape Night
Night portrait Night landscape
Panorama Portrait
Sports Sunset
3D Photography
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 3D Photography
Beach Snow
Children Close-up (macro)
Documents Fireworks
Landscape Night
Night portrait Night landscape
Panorama Portrait
Sports Sunset
3D Photography
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 3D Photography
Languages Support
GRE EST
SLV SER
LAV UKR
NOR ENG
FIN FRE
DEU LIT
ITA SLK
ESP SWE
TUR HUN
Multi DE
EN ES
FI FR
IT NO
RU SE
R I
K SP
SW
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 Multi
 DE
 EN
 ES
 FI
 FR
 IT
 NO
 RU
 SE
 R
 I
 K
 SP
 SW
GRE EST
SLV SER
LAV UKR
NOR ENG
FIN FRE
DEU LIT
ITA SLK
ESP SWE
TUR HUN
Multi DE
EN ES
FI FR
IT NO
RU SE
R I
K SP
SW
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 Multi
 DE
 EN
 ES
 FI
 FR
 IT
 NO
 RU
 SE
 R
 I
 K
 SP
 SW
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
DAN DUT
GRE CZE
NOR RUS
ENG FIN
FRE DEU
ITA POL
POR ESP
SWE TUR
HUN EN
ES F
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 EN
 ES
 F
DAN DUT
GRE CZE
NOR RUS
ENG FIN
FRE DEU
ITA POL
POR ESP
SWE TUR
HUN EN
ES F
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 EN
 ES
 F
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Weight 309g 210g
BEST
Height 67mm 62.8mm
Depth 38.4mm 35.7mm
Width 114.9mm 109.6mm
Lens Weight 113g
BEST
160g
Lens Length 50mm 45.7mm
BEST
Lens Diameter 56.5mm
BEST
60.8mm
Weight (including Battery) 357g 269g
BEST
 
 
 
Battery Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Power Source Type
Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Battery
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 1,080mAh
Battery Life 350 Shots 420 Shots
BEST
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Other Features Olympus PEN E-PL7 Sony Alpha A5000
Camera Shutter Speed

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Reviewed.com
review score
Higher Pocket
Lint review
score
Bigger
Lydogbillede.dk
review score
Higher
Ljudochbild.se
review score
Better
Dkamera.de
review score
Higher
Fotohits.de
review score
Better user
reviews
97% bigger
digital zoom
Marginally
better expert
reviews
Higher display
resolution
Excellent for
landscape
photography
Higher
megapixels
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
VS
Nikon D3300
Nikon
D3300
£244.99
Eight more
awards
Moderately
better user
reviews
Moderately
better expert
reviews
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
Better for portrait photography
20% higher maximum ISO sensitivity
Better for wildlife photography
Better for sports photography
Higher megapixels
420 battery life
8g lighter
VS
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V
Sony
Cybershot DSC-HX90V
£249.00
Vastly bigger
digital zoom
460,800 pixels
higher display
resolution
Better for
landscape
photography
GPS (satellite)
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
Five more awards
Bigger Expert Reviews review score
Higher Good Gear Guide.com.au review score
Better T3.com review score
Higher PhotographyBlog.com review score
Higher Ephotozine review score
Bigger Digitaltrends.com review score
Bigger Digital Versus review score
Better Les Numeriques.com review score
Considerably better expert reviews
Higher megapixels
VS
Nikon Coolpix S2
Nikon
Coolpix S2
£249.99
Better user
reviews
Bigger Pocket
Lint review
score
Higher Zoom.nl
review score
Better brand
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
Better Photoreview.com.au review score
Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
Better Erenumerique.fr review score
Better Chip.de review score
Better Digitalkamera.de review score
20% higher megapixels
PictBridge
VS
Sony NEX-3
Sony
NEX-3
£206.00
£24 Cheaper
Two more awards
Better Camera
Labs review
score
Better Pocket
Lint review
score
Better What
Digital Camera
review score
Better PC Mag
review score
Better
Kamerabild.se
review score
Better
Fotohits.de
review score
User reviews
are moderately
better
Expert reviews
are moderately
better
Better for
landscape
photography
60 more battery
life
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
Higher PhotographyBlog.com review score
Two times lighter
Three more awards
Bigger Camera Labs review score
Better PC Mag review score
Bigger Digital Versus review score
Better Les Numeriques.com review score
Higher Chip.de review score
Better Computerbild.de review score
User reviews are marginally better
Expert reviews are better
Significantly higher maximum ISO sensitivity
Excellent for portrait photography
Excellent for everyday photography
90 more battery life
Higher megapixels
Good for landscape photography
Excellent for sports photography
VS
Nikon Coolpix P600
Nikon
Coolpix P600
£204.99
£25 Cheaper
Higher
Nothingwired.co
m review score
Better
Reviewed.com
review score
Bigger
Digitaltrends.c
om review score
A lot higher
display
resolution
Better brand
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
Better PC Mag review score
Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk review score
Better Dkamera.de review score
Better Chip.de review score
Better Zoom.nl review score
Better Trusted Reviews review score
Better What Digital Camera review score
Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
Better Techradar.com/au/ review score
Better Techradar review score
Better Expert Reviews review score
Two more awards
Better Fotohits.de review score
Expert reviews are better
Two years longer manufacturer's guarantee
165 more battery life
27% lighter
Better for everyday photography
2.1MP higher megapixels
Better for landscape photography
Better for sports photography
VS
Canon EOS M10
Canon
EOS M10
£199.00
£31 Cheaper
Better brand
Better
Digitalfoto.dk
review score
Better
Optyczne.pl
review score
User reviews
are moderately
better
Vastly higher
display
resolution
A lot higher
maximum ISO
sensitivity
Touchscreen
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
Six more awards
Hugely higher maximum ISO sensitivity
Expert reviews are a lot better
Significantly higher display resolution
120 more battery life
A lot higher megapixels
0.3" larger display diagonal
VS
Fujifilm XP150
Fujifilm
XP150
£189.00
£41 Cheaper
Bigger digital
zoom
Lighter
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
Five more awards
Higher Techradar review score
Bigger PhotographyBlog.com review score
User reviews are slightly better
20% higher maximum ISO sensitivity
A bit higher megapixels
20 more battery life
VS
Sony DSC-WX500
Sony
DSC-WX500
£229.00
£1 Cheaper
Higher
Dkamera.de
review score
116x bigger
digital zoom
Expert reviews
are better
A lot higher
display
resolution
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
Significantly lighter
230,800 pixels higher display resolution
Better for everyday photography
5.9MP higher megapixels
Higher maximum ISO sensitivity
Better for portrait photography
Vari-angle LCD display
VS
Nikon D3100
Nikon
D3100
£188.99
£41 Cheaper
Better brand
130 more
battery life
Better for
landscape
photography
GPS (satellite)
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
Better Les Numeriques.com review score
Better Chip.de review score
Better Digitalkamera.de review score
Better Computerbild.de review score
Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
Better Ephotozine review score
User reviews are better
9,600 higher maximum ISO sensitivity
Better for portrait photography
Higher megapixels
70 more battery life
Better for wildlife photography
Better for landscape photography
Better for sports photography
Better for everyday photography
7% lighter
Near Field Communication (NFC)
VS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57
Panasonic
Lumix DMC-TZ57
£187.09
£43 Cheaper
10 more awards
Better Trusted
Reviews review
score
Better Digital
Versus review
score
Better Camera
Labs review
score
Better
Dkamera.de
review score
Expert reviews
are slightly
better
Significantly
higher display
resolution
Better brand
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
Two times lighter
Better for sports photography
VS
Nikon D5200
Nikon
D5200
£279.99
Better brand
A lot higher
display
resolution
A lot higher
maximum ISO
sensitivity
4MP higher
megapixels
80 more battery
life
Better for
landscape
photography
GPS (satellite)
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
440g lighter
Better Ephotozine review score
Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk review score
Better What Digital Camera review score
Better Trusted Reviews review score
Better Zoom.nl review score
Better Chip.de review score
A bit better user reviews
80% higher maximum ISO sensitivity
Better manufacturer's guarantee by two years
Better for everyday photography
Higher megapixels
Better for sports photography
420 battery life
Better for landscape photography
VS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Canon
PowerShot SX60 HS
£280.99
Two more awards
Better Pocket
Lint review
score
Better PC Mag
review score
Better
Reviewed.com
review score
Better brand
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
420 battery life
20% higher maximum ISO sensitivity
Slightly lighter
VS
Nikon 1 J5
Nikon
1 J5
£288.40
Better brand
Higher display
resolution
Higher
megapixels
Touchscreen
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
User reviews are better
12,800 higher maximum ISO sensitivity
170 more battery life
Better for everyday photography
32% lighter
Better for sports photography
Better for portrait photography
Better for wildlife photography
Vari-angle LCD display
VS
Canon Powershot SX730
Canon
Powershot SX730
£289.00
Better brand
51% higher
display
resolution
1% higher
megapixels
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
2x lighter
Better for sports photography
50% bigger digital zoom
Better for wildlife photography
420 battery life
3,200 higher maximum ISO sensitivity
Higher megapixels
Better for everyday photography
Better for portrait photography
PictBridge
VS
Nikon Coolpix P510
Nikon
Coolpix P510
£293.00
Marginally
better user
reviews
Better brand
Higher display
resolution
GPS (satellite)
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
80% higher maximum ISO sensitivity
420 battery life
Better for everyday photography
Better for sports photography
Better for portrait photography
Lighter
Better for wildlife photography
Vari-angle LCD display
VS
Canon Powershot SX720 HS
Canon
Powershot SX720 HS
£228.00
£2 Cheaper
Better brand
51% higher
display
resolution
Better for
landscape
photography
1% higher
megapixels
GPS (satellite)
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony
Alpha A5000
£230.00
7% lighter
20 more battery life
VS
Sony Alpha A5100
Sony
Alpha A5100
£350.00
Bigger digital
zoom
50% higher
display
resolution
38% higher
maximum ISO
sensitivity
Higher
megapixels
Touchscreen