Olympus OM-D E-M10 vs. Sony a6000

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Jan 29, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
 
$699.99 / £529.99 / €599 (body only), $799.99 / £699.99 / €799 (with 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 lens (standard in US, EZ in Europe)
$799 with 16-50mm Powerzoom
 
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
 
Composite
 
4608 x 3456
6000 x 4000
3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
16 megapixels
24 megapixels
17 megapixels
25 megapixels
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
TruePic VII
Bionz X
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Primary color filter
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 200 - 25600
Auto, 100-25600 (51200 with Multi-Frame NR)
100
 
7
10
Yes (4 slots)
Yes
Sensor-shift
No
3-axis image stabilization (yaw/pitch/roll)
 
RAW
RAW
Super fine, fine, normal, basic
Extra fine, fine, normal
  • JPEG
  • RAW (12-bit lossless)
  • MPO
  • JPEG (DCF v2.0, EXIF v2.3)
  • RAW (Sony ARW 2.3)
 
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (2X)
Yes
Yes
81
179
Micro Four Thirds
Sony E
2×
1.5×
 
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
1,037,000
921,600
Yes (Shutter release, Enlargement, Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement and decrease, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Super Control Panel, Art Filter selection, Scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection)
No
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
1.15× (0.57× 35mm equiv.)
1.05× (0.7× 35mm equiv.)
1,440,000
1,440,000
 
60 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Manual (M)
  • Aperture Priority (A)
  • Shutter Priority (S)
  • Programmed Auto (P)
  • iAUTO
  • Scene Selection (SCN)
  • Bulb
  • Time
  • Underwater
  • Art Filter
  • iAuto
  • Superior Auto
  • Programmed AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Landscape + Portrait
  • Sport
  • Hand-held Starlight
  • Night scene
  • Night + Portrait
  • Children
  • High Key
  • Low Key
  • DIS mode
  • Macro
  • Nature Macro
  • Candle
  • Sunset
  • Documents
  • Panorama
  • Fireworks
  • Beach & Snow
  • Fisheye Conv.
  • Wide Conv.
  • Macro Conv.
  • 3D
 
Yes (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
Yes
5.80 m (ISO100)
6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R)
Yes (via Multi Interface Shoe)
Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64)
Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
1/200 sec
1/160 sec
8.0 fps
11.0 fps
Yes (12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10))
Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Yes
Yes
 
1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
H.264, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, AVCHD
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (micro HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
 
No
 
No
Built-In
Built-In
Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Wireless Release, Power Off
802.11b/g/n with NFC
Yes (Optional Remote cable RM-UC1)
Yes (wired or PC)
 
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
BLS-5 Li-ion battery and charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
320
360
396 g (0.87 lb / 13.97 oz)
344 g (0.76 lb / 12.13 oz)
119 x 82 x 46 mm (4.69 x 3.24 x 1.81)
120 x 67 x 45 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.77)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (Interval Time 1 sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames. Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically)
 
Optional
None
uses Smartphone GPS data