Sony A5100 vs. Olympus E-M1

Take a look at the specification comparison review between  the Olympus E-M1 flagship mirrorless camera and Sony A5100 entry level mirrorless camera…but Why we have selected a flagship camera and a entry level camera? since the Sony added the A6000 sensor to the A5100 body and hence the A5100 becomes world most affordable camera with Hybrid AF technology…. take a look at the detailed specification comparison review below….

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Major Difference

Sony A5100 vs. Olympus E-M1 Specification Comparison Table.

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Megapixel:  The camera features large 24.3 megapixel resolution and Olympus E-M1 features 16.3 megapixel resolution, with more megapixel we get large print-outs and also able to crop or recompose our images after shooting.


Bigger Sensor Size:  Sony A5100 have bigger sensor size compared to Olympus E-M1, bigger sensors have more light gathering area hence you get better low-light performance, more color depth and increased dynamic range.

HYBRID O.I.S. The Olympus E-M1 features advance 5-Axis Image Stabilization system that works very effectively to reduce camera shake. Image stabilization system compensates for camera shakes across five different axes-horizontal, vertical, axis of rotation, vertical rotation, and horizontal rotation-to benefit handheld recording. But the Olympus E-M1 have doesn’t have image stabilization system.

More AF Points: The Sony A5100 features 25+179 point AF system; on the other hand the Olympus E-M1 is limited to 81 AF points only. With more AF point you get more area under AF points under screen , more AF points helps your camera to quickly acquire AF on your subject.

Better low light performance – The Sony A5100 have more ISO range compared to Olympus E-M1, The Standard ISO range of Sony A5100 is 100-51200, on the other hand Olympus E-M1 standard ISO range is 100-25600

Better Shutter Range: Olympus E-M10 features better shutter range compared to Sony A5100Fast shutter range will help you to capture amazing action shots.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Olympus E-M1 has fast shooting speed (10fps vs. 6fps) compared to Sony A5100.

Sony A5100 video Mode: Sony A5100 features full HD video recording @ 60fps frame rate.

Olympus E-M1video Mode: Olympus E-M1 features video recording @ 30 fps.

Supported formats Olympus E-M1 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.

Display: Olympus E-M1 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Sony A5100.

Sony A5100 vs. Olympus E-M1 2 Olympus E-M1 features 3″ Rear Screen tilting and touch screen LCD (1,037,000)(screen dots)  on the other hand Sony A5100 have 3″ Rear screen wide-screen tilting  with +9,21,600 Screen dots, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Olympus E-M1.

Viewfinder: Olympus E-M1 feature EVF viewfinders on the other hand Sony A5100 have doesn’t viewfinder,

Wireless:  Sony A5100 has Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC, the Olympus E-M1 is No wireless connectivity option available in Olympus E-M1.

Battery Life (CIPA): Sony A5100 battery rating is 400 shots and other hand Olympus E-M1 battery rating is 350 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Sony A5100 is smaller than Olympus E-M1.

Weight: Sony A5100 light-weight than Olympus E-M1.

Weather sealed construction: The Olympus E-M1 features a weather sealed body oin the other hand the A5100 doesn’t have such feature.

High ISO Test Between Sony A5100 vs. Olympus E-M1 

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Verdict: We highly recommend you to go with Sony A5100 since the A5100 is a perfect combination of price and features , with the A5100 you get bigger sensor, advance AF system and more enhanced sharing capability…however A5100 is missing weather shealed and 5-axis IS as of E-M1.

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