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Olympus E-410 vs Sony A99 II

The Olympus E-410 and the Sony Alpha ALT-A99 II are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in March 2007 and September 2016. Both are DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras that are based on a Four Thirds (E-410) and a full frame (A99 II) sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 10 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 42.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Olympus E-410 versus Sony A99 II
Olympus E-410 Sony A99 II
Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
Four Thirds lenses Sony A mount lenses
10 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 42.2 MP, Full Frame Sensor
no Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-1,600 ISO 100-25,600
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (2400k dots)
2.5 LCD, 215k dots 3.0 LCD, 1229k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fully flexible screen (no touchscreen)
3 shutter flaps per second 12 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
500 shots per battery charge490 shots per battery charge
130 x 91 x 53 mm, 435 g 143 x 104 x 76 mm, 849 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus E-410 and the Sony Alpha ALT-A99 II? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Olympus E-410 and the Sony A99 II are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Olympus E-410 vs Sony A99 II
Compare E-410 versus A99 II top
Comparison E-410 or A99 II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A99 II is notably larger (26 percent) than the Olympus E-410. Moreover, the A99 II is substantially heavier (95 percent) than the E-410. It is noteworthy in this context that the A99 II is splash and dust-proof, while the E-410 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the E-410 gets 500 shots out of its BLS-1 battery, while the A99 II can take 490 images on a single charge of its NP-FM500H power pack.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Olympus E-410 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 435 g 500 n Mar 2007 699i
2.
 
Sony A99 II 143 mm 104 mm 76 mm 849 g 490 Y Sep 2016 3,199 i
3.
 
Canon 5DS R 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 930 g 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 i
4.
 
Canon XSi 129 mm 98 mm 62 mm 524 g 500 n Jan 2008 799i
5.
 
Nikon D850 146 mm 124 mm 79 mm 1005 g 1840 Y Jul 2017 3,299 i
6.
 
Olympus E-P3 122 mm 69 mm 34 mm 369 g 330 n Jun 2011 799i
7.
 
Olympus E-450 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2009 499i
8.
 
Olympus E-620 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 521 g 500 n Feb 2009 699i
9.
 
Olympus E-420 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2008 599i
10.
 
Olympus E-520 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 535 g 750 n May 2008 699i
11.
 
Olympus E-510 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 538 g 750 n Mar 2007 799i
12.
 
Olympus E-400 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 435 g 500 n Sep 2006 699i
13.
 
Panasonic G1 124 mm 84 mm 45 mm 360 g 410 n Sep 2008 599i
14.
 
Panasonic L10 135 mm 96 mm 78 mm 556 g 450 n Aug 2007 599i
15.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199i
16.
 
Sony A7S II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 627 g 370 Y Sep 2015 2,999i
17.
 
Sony A99 147 mm 111 mm 78 mm 812 g 500 Y Sep 2012 2,799i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The E-410 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 78 percent) than the A99 II, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Olympus E-410 features a Four Thirds sensor and the Sony A99 II a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the A99 II is 283 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.0 and 1.0. The sensor in the E-410 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the A99 II offers a 3:2 aspect.

Olympus E-410 and Sony A99 II sensor measures

With 42.2MP, the A99 II offers a higher resolution than the E-410 (10MP), but the A99 II has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.52μm versus 4.74μm for the E-410). Yet, the A99 II is a much more recent model (by 9 years and 6 months) than the E-410, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the A99 II has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A99 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A99 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 39.8 x 26.5 inches or 101 x 67.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 31.8 x 21.2 inches or 80.8 x 53.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 26.5 x 17.7 inches or 67.3 x 44.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-410 are 18.2 x 13.7 inches or 46.3 x 34.7 cm for good quality, 14.6 x 10.9 inches or 37.1 x 27.8 cm for very good quality, and 12.2 x 9.1 inches or 30.9 x 23.2 cm for excellent quality prints.

The A99 II has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Olympus E-410 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha ALT-A99 II are ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-25600.

E-410 versus A99 II MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under consideration, the A99 II offers substantially better image quality than the E-410 (overall score 41 points higher). The advantage is based on 4.3 bits higher color depth, 3.4 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.2 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Olympus E-410 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.110.049451
2.
 
Sony A99 II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p25.413.4231792
3.
 
Canon 5DS R Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.612.4230886
4.
 
Canon XSi APS-C 12.2 4272 2848none21.910.869261
5.
 
Nikon D850 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.414.82660100
6.
 
Olympus E-P3 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i20.810.153651
7.
 
Olympus E-450 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.551256
8.
 
Olympus E-620 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.353655
9.
 
Olympus E-420 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.452756
10.
 
Olympus E-520 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.410.454855
11.
 
Olympus E-510 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.210.044252
12.
 
Olympus E-400 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none........
13.
 
Panasonic G1 Four Thirds 12.0 4000 3000none21.110.346353
14.
 
Panasonic L10 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.310.842955
15.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.9343498
16.
 
Sony A7S II Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/30p23.613.3299385
17.
 
Sony A99 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.014.0155589

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The A99 II indeed provides for movie recording, while the E-410 does not. The highest resolution format that the A99 II can use is 4K/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the A99 II has an electronic viewfinder (2400k dots), while the E-410 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinder in the A99 II offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the E-410 (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the A99 II has a higher magnification (0.78x vs 0.46x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Olympus E-410 and Sony A99 II in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Olympus E-410optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
2.
 
Sony A99 II2400 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon 5DS Roptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
4.
 
Canon XSioptical n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
5.
 
Nikon D850optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n n
6.
 
Olympus E-P3optional n 3.0 614 fixed Y 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
7.
 
Olympus E-450optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
8.
 
Olympus E-620optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
9.
 
Olympus E-420optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
10.
 
Olympus E-520optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y Y
11.
 
Olympus E-510optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
12.
 
Olympus E-400optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
13.
 
Panasonic G11440 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
14.
 
Panasonic L10optical n 2.5 207 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
15.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A7S II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A992359 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 6.0 n Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The E-410 has one, while the A99 II does not. While the built-in flash of the E-410 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The A99 II has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the E-410 does not have a selfie-screen.

The E-410 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or xD Picture cards, while the A99 II uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. Both cameras feature dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Olympus E-410 and Sony Alpha ALT-A99 II and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Olympus E-410Y-----2.0---
2.
 
Sony A99 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
3.
 
Canon 5DS RYmonomonoY-mini3.0---
4.
 
Canon XSiY----mini2.0---
5.
 
Nikon D850YstereomonoYYmini3.0YYY
6.
 
Olympus E-P3Ystereo---mini2.0---
7.
 
Olympus E-450Y-----2.0---
8.
 
Olympus E-620Y-----2.0---
9.
 
Olympus E-420Y-----2.0---
10.
 
Olympus E-520Y-----2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-510Y-----2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-400Y-----2.0---
13.
 
Panasonic G1Y----mini2.0---
14.
 
Panasonic L10Y-----2.0---
15.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A7S IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony A99YstereomonoYYmini2.0---

It is notable that the A99 II offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the E-410 does not provide wifi capability.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Sony A99 II (unlike the E-410) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The A99 II is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the E-410 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the E-410 was succeeded by the Olympus E-420. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Olympus and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Olympus E-410 or the Sony A99 II – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Advantages of the Olympus E-410:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • More compact: Is smaller (130x91mm vs 143x104mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 414g or 49 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (78 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in March 2007).

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Reasons to prefer the Sony Alpha ALT-A99 II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (42.2 vs 10MP), which boosts linear resolution by 110%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (41 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (4.3 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (3.4 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (2.2 stops ISO advantage).
  • Broader imaging potential: Can capture not only stills but also 4K/30p video.
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.78x vs 0.46x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.5") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1229k vs 215k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a full-flex screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • More modern: Reflects 9 years and 6 months of technical progress since the E-410 launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A99 II is the clear winner of the contest (25 : 7 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

E-410 07:25 A99 II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-410 and the Sony A99 II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the E-410 or the A99 II. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Olympus E-410..86/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2007 699i
2.
 
Sony A99 II....85/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 3,199 i
3.
 
Canon 5DS R5/5+83/1005/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 i
4.
 
Canon XSi..+ ++ +4/54.5/5 Jan 2008 799i
5.
 
Nikon D8504.5/5+ +89/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2017 3,299 i
6.
 
Olympus E-P3..83/10074/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2011 799i
7.
 
Olympus E-450......4/54/5 Mar 2009 499i
8.
 
Olympus E-6203/588/10072/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2009 699i
9.
 
Olympus E-420..85/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2008 599i
10.
 
Olympus E-520..87/100+ +4.5/54.5/5 May 2008 699i
11.
 
Olympus E-510..89/100+ +3.5/54.5/5 Mar 2007 799i
12.
 
Olympus E-400..85/100..4/54/5 Sep 2006 699i
13.
 
Panasonic G1..+ +70/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2008 599i
14.
 
Panasonic L10..85/100+3.5/54/5 Aug 2007 599i
15.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199i
16.
 
Sony A7S II5/5+..4.5/55/5 Sep 2015 2,999i
17.
 
Sony A995/5..84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Olympus E-410 vs Sony A99 II

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Olympus E-410 Sony A99 II
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Four Thirds lenses Sony A mount lenses
    Launch Date March 2007 September 2016
    Launch Price USD 699 USD 3,199
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-410 Sony A99 II
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 35.9 x 24.0 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 861.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 43.2 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 10 Megapixels 42.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 pixels 7952 x 5304 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.74 μm 4.52 μm
    Pixel Density 4.44 MP/cm2 4.90 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability no Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 1,600 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 50 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic III BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 51 92
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.1 25.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.0 13.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 494 2317
    Screen Specs Olympus E-410 Sony A99 II
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.46x 0.78x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2400k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 2.5inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 215k dots 1229k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fully flexible screen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-410 Sony A99 II
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s 12 shutter flaps/s
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CF or XD cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Dual card slots
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-410 Sony A99 II
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Olympus E-410 Sony A99 II
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type BLS-1 NP-FM500H
    Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots per charge490 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53 mm
    (5.1 x 3.6 x 2.1 in)
    143 x 104 x 76 mm
    (5.6 x 4.1 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 435 g (15.3 oz) 849 g (29.9 oz)

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