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Feb 7, 2014
Sep 17, 2012
Aug 1, 2013
Sep 12, 2012
Feb 12, 2014
Jun 27, 2013
May 16, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
 
 
 
$999 (body only), $1099 (with 14-42 lens)
$749 (body only), $899 (with 16-50mm lens), $1349 (with 16-50 and 55-210 mm lenses)
$799 with 16-50mm Powerzoom
US: $750
$799
£799.99/ €949 with 10-30mm PD, £1049.99/$1199/€1249 with 10-30 PD-Zoom lens, EVF & grip
 
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Large sensor compact
Compact
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium Alloy
 
Composite
Aluminum
Aluminum
 
 
4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
4592 x 3448
4912 x 3264
6000 x 4000
5472 x 3648
5472 x 3648
5232 x 3488
4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 2448 x 2448, 2336 x 1752, 2356 x 1560, 1920 x 1080, 1744 x 1744, 1824 x 1368, 1824 x 1216, 1824 x 1024, 1712 x 1712
4608x3072, 3264x2448, 2336x1752, 4608x3072, 3264x2176, 2336x1560, 4608x2592, 3264x1840, 1920x1080, 3456x3456, 2448x2448, 1744x1744, 1712x1712
4592 x 3064, 4592 x 3064, 4592 x 2584, 3424 x 3424, 3232 x 2424, 3232 x 2160, 3232 x 1824, 2416 x 2416, 2272 x 1704, 2272 x 1520, 1920 x 1080, 1712 x 1712
4912 x 2760, 3568 x 2368, 3568 x 2000, 2448 x 1624, 2448 x 1376
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688
5472 x 3080, 4864 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 3648 X 3648, 3648 x 2736, 2736 x 1824, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1944
3:2 mode: 3888x2592, 2736x1824; 4:3 mode: 4864x3648, 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 640x480; 16:9 mode: 5472x3080, 2720x1528; 1:1 mode: 3648x3648, 2544x2544, 1920x1920
3920 x 2616, 2608 x 1744
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
24 megapixels
20 megapixels
20 megapixels
18 megapixels
17 megapixels
17 megapixels
17 megapixels
17 megapixels
25 megapixels
21 megapixels
21 megapixels
 
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No optical low-pass filter
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
Venus Engine IX
Venus Engine VII FHD
Venus Engine
Bionz
Bionz X
 
Bionz X
Expeed 4A
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary Color Filter
RGB Primary color
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 200-25600
Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Auto, 100-25600 (51200 with Multi-Frame NR)
Auto (ISO 160 - 12800, selectable with upper / lower limit), 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 /1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Expandable to ISO 100 / 125) Multi Frame NR: Auto (ISO 160 - 25600), 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600
Auto, 125-12800
Auto, ISO 160-12800
100
 
125
 
 
100
80
 
 
25600
 
 
 
25600
25600
 
5
5
6
6
10
9
9
6
Yes (4 spots)
Yes (2)
Yes (2)
Yes
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes
No
Optical
Sensor-shift
No
No
Optical
Optical
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, standard
Fine, Standard
Fine, Standard
Fine, Normal
Extra fine, fine, normal
Standard, Fine
Extra fine, fine, standard
Fine, normal
  • JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3)
  • RAW (RW2)
  • MPO
  • RAW
  • RAW + Fine
  • RAW + Standard
  • Fine
  • Standard
  • MPO + Fine
  • MPO + Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
  • JPEG (DCF, EXIF 2.3), RAW, MPO
  • JPEG (Exif 2.21)
  • RAW (SRW)
  • MPO
  • JPEG (DCF v2.0, EXIF v2.3)
  • RAW (Sony ARW 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW2.3 Format)
  • RAW+JPEG
  • JPEG
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3, DCF v2.0)
  • Raw (Sony ARW v2.3)
  • JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0)
  • Raw (NEF)
 
 
 
 
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
  • Contrast: -3 to +3 steps
  • Saturation: -3 to +3 steps
  • Sharpness: -3 to +3 steps
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
  • Creative Style
  • Color space
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28–100 mm
24–70 mm
 
 
 
 
 
 
3.6×
2.9×
 
 
 
 
 
 
F1.8–4.9
F1.8–2.8
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes, built -in LED type
Yes
Yes
Yes (2x, 4x)
Yes (2x, 4x)
Yes (2X, 4X)
No
Yes (2X)
Yes (14x)
Yes (5.8x)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 cm (1.97)
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 cm (1.97)
5 cm (1.97)
 
49
23
23
 
179
25
25
171
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Sony E
Sony E
 
 
Nikon 1
2×
2×
2×
1.5×
1.5×
 
 
2.7×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1,036,000
614,000
1,040,000
921,000
921,600
1,229,000
1,228,800
1,037,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
No
No
Yes (Touch focus, shutter)
OLED
OLED Monitor with static touch control
LCD
Xtra Fine LCD with Tilt Up 90° and Down 45°
TFT LCD
Xtra Fine WhiteMagic TFT LCD
WhiteMagic TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic (optional)
Electronic
Electronic (optional)
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
 
100%
 
0.67×
1.34×
1.39×
1.09×
0.7×
 
0.59×
 
2,359,000
1,744,000
2,764,800
2,359,000
1,440,000
 
1,440,000
2,359,000
 
60 sec
60 sec
60 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/16000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • iAuto
  • Superior Auto
  • Programmed AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Superior Auto
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program Auto (Program shift available)
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Selection
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Superior Auto
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual Exposure
  • Program Auto w/flexible program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Auto Selector
 
  • Clear Portrait
  • Silky Skin
  • Backlit Softness
  • Clear in Backlight
  • Relaxing Tone
  • Sweet Child's Face
  • Distinct Scenery
  • Bright Blue Sky
  • Romantic Sunset Glow
  • Vivid Sunset Glow
  • Glistening Water
  • Clear Nightscape
  • Cool Night Sky
  • Warm Glowing Nightscape
  • Artistic Nightscape
  • Glittering Illuminations
  • Clear Night Portrait
  • Soft Image of a Flower
  • Appetizing Food
  • Cute Dessert
  • Freeze Animal Motion
  • Clear Sports Shot
  • Monochrome
  • Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome, Panorama
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Sports Action
  • Sunset
  • Night Portrait
  • Night View
  • Hand-held Twilight
 
  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Fireworks
  • Gourmet
  • Handheld Twilight
  • High Sensitivity
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Night Portrait
  • Night Scene
  • Pet Mode
  • Portrait
  • Sports Action
  • Sunset
  • Portrait, sports action, macro, landscape, sunset, night scene, handheld twilight, night portrait, anti motion blur, pet, gourmet, fireworks, high sensitivity
  • Portrait, night landscape, landscape, night portrait, close-up, auto
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
Yes
17.00 m (at ISO 200)
12.00 m
7.00 m (at ISO 200)
6.00 m
6.00 m (at ISO 100)
15.00 m (ISO Auto (W))
 
5.00 m (ISO 100)
Yes (via hotshoe or PC sync)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (via hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (via Multi Interface Shoe)
Yes (via Multi Interface Shoe)
No
Yes (via proprietary accessory shoe)
Auto, auto/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync/redeye reduction, forced off
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Slow sync w/red-eye reduction, off
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
 
Fill-flash, fill-flash w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear curtain w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, off
1/250 sec
1/160 sec
1/320 sec
1/160 sec
1/160 sec
 
 
1/250 sec
  • Single-shot, continuous, bracketing, self-timer, interval
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • Burst
  • Auto Bracket
  • Self-timer
 
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Speed priority
  • Self-timer
  • Single bracket
  • Continuous bracket
  • WB bracket
  • DRO bracket
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Delayed remote
  • Quick response remote
  • Interval timer
12.0 fps
20.0 fps
5.0 fps
10.0 fps
11.0 fps
10.0 fps
10.0 fps
60.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs (single or three-shot))
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images))
Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs w/ 3 shots)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))
Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot))
Yes (10 sec. / 2 sec. / Self-portrait One-person/ Self-portrait Two-person/ Self timer Continuous (3 or 5 shots))
Yes (2 or 10 sec, self-portrait, continuous)
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±1 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
(at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
±3
 
Yes (3 exposures in blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 exposures in blue/amber or magneta/green axis)
No
Yes
No
Yes
 
 
4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 25p, 30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p), 1280 x 720 (24p, 25p, 30p), 640 x 480 (25p, 30p)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 24 fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
MPEG-4, H.264
Supports IBP and ALL-Intra codecs; 1080p data rates up to 200 Mbps
 
 
 
 
 
Supports XAVC S with 50MBps bit rate
High speed: 1280 x 720 (120 fps), 768 x 288 (400 fps), 416 x 144 (1200 fps); Motion Snapshot: 1920 x 1080 (24 fps); Fast-motion, jump-cut, 4 second movies (24 fps)
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC card
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
microSD/SDHC/SDXC
 
None
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)
Yes (miniHDMI)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (Type D Micro HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes
 
 
 
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
No
 
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n, WPA/WPA2, WPS, Wi-Fi Direct
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
802.11b/g/n with NFC
 
802.11b/g/n with NFC
WiFi and NFC (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
802.11b/g/n with NFC
smartphone app allows for photo sharing
Yes (via DMW-RSL1 wired remote)
Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)
Yes
Yes (InfraRed (optional))
Yes (wired or PC)
Yes (Yes via NFC)
Yes (with RM-VPR1 wired remote)
Yes (Wireless)
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
DMW-BLF19 lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-ion rechargeable
Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
Lithium-Ion NP-BX1 battery
NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
EN-EL20a lithium-ion battery and charger
500
540
350
360
360
350
320
310
560 g (1.23 lb / 19.75 oz)
550 g (1.21 lb / 19.40 oz)
402 g (0.89 lb / 14.18 oz)
345 g (0.76 lb / 12.17 oz)
344 g (0.76 lb / 12.13 oz)
281 g (0.62 lb / 9.91 oz)
290 g (0.64 lb / 10.23 oz)
381 g (0.84 lb / 13.44 oz)
133 x 93 x 84 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31)
133 x 93 x 82 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.23)
123 x 71 x 55 mm (4.83 x 2.78 x 2.15)
120 x 67 x 43 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.69)
120 x 67 x 45 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.77)
102 x 58 x 38 mm (4 x 2.29 x 1.51)
102 x 58 x 41 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.61)
111 x 65 x 33 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.3)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
No
No
Yes
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None