• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Advantages

Olympus E-M10 over Sony A6000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    1.30 vs 2.20 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony A6000 over Olympus E-M10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Less shutter lag
    ~ <0.2 vs 0.23 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality especially from RAW files; Excellent dynamic range for a Four Thirds sensor; Very good high ISO performance; Realistic colors and excellent hue accuracy; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Improved HD video; Lightweight and very portable; Built-in pop-up flash; Minimal EVF lag time.

  • Contrast-Detect AF struggles with small and low-contrast subjects; Mediocre battery life; No external microphone or headphone jack; Mediocre burst speed with continuous AF; No weather sealing; Heavy-handed high ISO noise reduction.

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup performance; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Olympus E-M10
Sony NEX-7
  • $614
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $536
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-7
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $536
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $614
  • 4/3
  • Newer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A6000
Panasonic GX7
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A5000

Olympus E-M10
Sony A5000
  • $614
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $444
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony A5100

Olympus E-M10
Sony A5100
  • $614
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GF7
  • $614
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
Sony A6000
Panasonic GF7
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
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