The Sony A5100 features same sensor as of Nikon A6000 mirrorless camera, the A6000 features one of the world fastest AF system… on the other hand the E-M10 have M4/3 system and contrast based AF system…
Sony A5100 vs. Olympus E-M10 Specification Comparison Table.
Megapixel: Sony A5100 feature more resolution compared to Olympus E-M10, hence you get life size images, excellent for large print- out + you also get more details in your images compared to Olympus E-M10.
Bigger Sensor Size: Sony A5100 have bit bigger sensor size compared to Olympus E-M10, the bigger sensor area gives you more dynamic range in your images, more color depth and better low light performance aka less amount of noise visible during HIGH ISO mode.
Image Stabilization: 3-axis image-stabilization mechanism reduce the effects of camera motion and image blur, the new IS system is effective on five different kinds of movement: horizontal shift, vertical shift, rotary motion, as well as the yaw and pitch.
AF system: Sony A5100 Fast Hybrid AF system uses a total of 25+179 Phase Detection points, 15 cross-type, but of we look at Olympus E-M10 it is limited to 81 only, so finally we have no doubt that Olympus E-M10 will do more quick and precise AF than Olympus E-M10.
Better low light performance – The Sony A5100 have more ISO range compared to Olympus E- M10, The more the ISO range you have the less noise you will see in your images.
Better Shutter Range: Olympus E- M10 features better shutter range compared to Sony A5100.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Olympus E- M10 features fast shooting speed compared to Sony A5100.
Sony A5100 video Mode: Sony A5100 features full HD video recording @ 60fps frame rate.
Olympus E-M10 video Mode: Olympus E-M10 features full HD video recording @ 30fps frame rate.
Supported formats AVI, MJPEG, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Additionally, full HD 1080p movie recording is supported at 30 fps with stereo sound in either the MOV or AVI format. Simultaneous shooting, up to 5 fps, is also possible in P/A/S/M modes at 5.8MP resolution, without interrupting the movie recording.
Display: Olympus E- M10 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Sony A5100. Olympus E- M10 features tilting + touch Screen display on the other hand Sony A5100 have tilting display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Olympus E- M10.
Battery Life (CIPA): Sony A5100 features longer battery life (According to CIPA) compared to Olympus E- M10.
Dimensions: Sony A5100 is smaller than Olympus E- M10.
Weight: Sony A5100 light-weight than Olympus E- M10.
Price difference – Finally you have to pay only $699 for a bigger sensor camera and and Olympus E-M10 camera will cost you $749.
Verdict: The Sony A5100 feature bigger sensor, world fastest Hybrid AF technology … but Olympus E-M10 limited to a smaller sensor size and contrast based AF system. The only plus point in Olympus E-M10 is built in 3 axis image stabilization system… so finally we recommend you to buy Sony A5100 camera.
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