Olympus E-M10 III vs Sony A6000

Sony A6000 is superb because of its 24 MP APS-C sensor that ensures you produce very sharp and detail images, Whereas Olympus E-M10 III is massive entry-level mirrorless camera that offers 4K video adding much more fun to shooting. Moreover, olympus is marvelous that offers innovative 5-axis I.S and can also give you faster shutter.

Let’s go through detail comparison and see the differences of these two cameras:

Features/ Models

Olympus E-M10 III

Sony A6000

Megapixel 16 Megapixels 24.2MP
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Low pass filter  No Yes
Image processor TruePic VII Bionz X
AF system Contrast-Detect sensor Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid)
AF points 121 25 + 179
 ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Image Stabilization 5-axis No
 Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/32000 s 30sec-1/4000
 Continuous shooting speed 8.6 fps 11 fps
 Video 4K @30fps 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p)
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in with NFC
Environmentally sealed  No No
Battery life  330 420 Shots
Dimensions 122 x 84 x 50 mm 120 x 67 x 53 mm
Weight 410 g 344 g

Image quality

Thumbs Up for Sony A6000 since the camera employs large 24.3MP APS HD sensor features optimized light gathering and improved light sensitivity, ensuring you high quality images with large details of the subjects or scene you desired to capture. On the other hand, Olympus E-M10 III comes with MFT sensor that can also produce outstanding images but compared to A6000 it is probably lagging behind.

AF system

Olympus E-M10 III yields only contrast detect AF system that can possibly give you very fast AF tracking of the subject but it may miss the accuracy that is provided by A6000. On the other hand, the Fast Hybrid AF system utilizes both a 179-point phase-detection system and 25-point contrast-detection system in Sony A6000 that promises you to achieve the fast and accurate shots of the images taking the advantage of a Spatial Object Detection algorithm but on the other hand the camera has only contrast detect mode with 81 areas. Olympus E-M10 III utilizes AF system that is comprised of contrast detect sensor only, plus camera is having only 121 AF points that don’t cover much wider area as of Sony A6000.

Image stabilization

The lens of Olympus M10 III holds 5- axis Image Stabilization to correct the camera shake problem and provide you a blur free images. This 5 axis also corrects for rolling blur that affects both low-light shooting and the horizontal and vertical shift blur that can impair the quality of macro shots. On the other hand, Sony A6000 doesn’t have any dedicated Vibration reduction mechanism inside so a user can’t take the advantage as Olympus E-M10 III.

Shutter speed

To freeze the motion of the subjects the faster shutter speed is much beneficial and that is 60 sec 1/32000 secs in Olympus M10 III but you have only 30 sec 1/4000 secs in Sony A6000.

Continuous Shooting speed

Continuous shooting speed is also more in Sony A6000 that is 11 fps to help you to freeze every action of the subjects that is moving rapidly but on the other hand you have only 8.5fps in Olympus M10 III.


Being an entry-level Mirrorless camera, E-M10 III supports 4K @30 fps, whereas Sony A6000 offers Full HD 1080/p video recording is offered at both 60 and 24 fps frame rates to produce high resolution movies. Full HD videos are recorded using the high-quality AVCHD codec, while 1440 x 1080 and 640 x 480 formats are also supported in MP4 format.


Maximum 420 shots at a time are possible with A6000, whereas E-M10 III offers 330 shots at a time.


If you want 4K video in camera then olympus E-M10 III is stunningly superb. But if you want a camera which is brilliant from every angle then Sony A6000 is just astounding that offers massive AF performance and also give you outstanding image quality.


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