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Olympus E-420 vs Panasonic GX850

The Olympus E-420 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 (labelled Panasonic GX800 in some countries) are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in March 2008 and January 2017. The E-420 is a DSLR, while the GX850 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Both cameras are equipped with a Four Thirds sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 10 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 15.8 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Olympus E-420
versus
Panasonic GX850
Olympus E-420 Panasonic GX850
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Four Thirds lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
10 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 15.8 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
no Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-1,600 ISO 200-25,600
Optical viewfinder No viewfinder, LCD framing
2.7 LCD, 215k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting touchscreen
3.5 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
500 shots per battery charge210 shots per battery charge
130 x 91 x 53 mm, 440 g 107 x 65 x 33 mm, 269 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus E-420 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850? 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

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Olympus E-420 and the Panasonic GX850 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The GX850 can be obtained in three different colors (black, silver, red), while the E-420 is only available in black.

Size Olympus E-420 vs Panasonic GX850
Compare E-420 versus GX850 top
Comparison E-420 or GX850 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic GX850 is considerably smaller (41 percent) than the Olympus E-420. Moreover, the GX850 is substantially lighter (39 percent) than the E-420. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the E-420 nor the GX850 are weather-sealed.

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. Both cameras have similarly sized sensors, but DSLRs have a larger flange-to-focal plane distance than mirrorless cameras, which imposes contraints on the optical engineering process and generally leads to bigger and heavier lenses. You can compare the optics available for the two cameras in the Four Thirds Lens Catalog (E-420) and the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog (GX850). Mirrorless cameras, such as the GX850, have moreover the advantage that they can use many lenses from other systems via adapters, as they have a relatively short flange to focal plane distance.

Concerning battery life, the E-420 gets 500 shots out of its BLS-1 battery, while the GX850 can take 210 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLH7 power pack.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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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-420 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2008 599 i
2.
 
Panasonic GX850 107 mm 65 mm 33 mm 269 g 210 n Jan 2017 549 i
3.
 
Nikon D3000 126 mm 97 mm 64 mm 536 g 500 n Jul 2009 599 i
4.
 
Nikon D60 126 mm 94 mm 64 mm 522 g 500 n Jan 2008 629 i
5.
 
Nikon D40X 124 mm 94 mm 64 mm 522 g 520 n Mar 2007 729 i
6.
 
Olympus E-450 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2009 499 i
7.
 
Olympus E-600 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 535 g 500 n Aug 2009 449 i
8.
 
Olympus E-620 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 521 g 500 n Feb 2009 699 i
9.
 
Olympus E-520 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 535 g 750 n May 2008 699 i
10.
 
Olympus E-410 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 435 g 500 n Mar 2007 699 i
11.
 
Olympus E-400 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 435 g 500 n Sep 2006 699 i
12.
 
Panasonic GF7 107 mm 65 mm 33 mm 266 g 230 n Jan 2015 499 i
13.
 
Panasonic G6 122 mm 85 mm 71 mm 390 g 340 n Apr 2013 599 i
14.
 
Panasonic G5 120 mm 83 mm 71 mm 396 g 320 n Jul 2012 599 i
15.
 
Panasonic G3 115 mm 84 mm 47 mm 336 g 270 n May 2011 599 i
16.
 
Panasonic GX1 116 mm 68 mm 39 mm 318 g 320 n Nov 2011 699 i
17.
 
Panasonic L10 135 mm 96 mm 78 mm 556 g 450 n Aug 2007 599 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The GX850 was somewhat cheaper (by 8 percent) than the E-420 at launch, but both cameras fall into the same price category. 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. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and 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 associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature a Four Thirds sensor and have a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 2.0. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the review cameras among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Olympus E-420 and Panasonic GX850 sensor measures

While the two cameras under review share the same sensor size, the GX850 offers a higher resolution of 15.8 megapixels, compared with 10 MP of the E-420. This megapixels advantage translates into a 26 percent gain in linear resolution. On the other hand, these sensor specs imply that the GX850 has a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 3.77μm versus 4.74μm for the E-420). However, it should be noted that the GX850 is much more recent (by 8 years and 10 months) than the E-420, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that compensate for the smaller pixel size. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the GX850 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Panasonic GX850 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the GX850 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 23 x 17.2 inches or 58.3 x 43.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.7 x 35 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 15.3 x 11.5 inches or 38.9 x 29.2 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-420 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 Olympus E-420 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

E-420 versus GX850 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under consideration, the GX850 offers substantially better image quality than the E-420 (overall score 17 points higher). The advantage is based on 1.7 bits higher color depth, 2.9 EV in additional dynamic range, and 0.2 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-420 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.4527 56
2.
 
Panasonic GX850 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p23.213.3586 73
3.
 
Nikon D3000 APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.311.1563 62
4.
 
Nikon D60 APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.511.4562 65
5.
 
Nikon D40X APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.411.4516 63
6.
 
Olympus E-450 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.5512 56
7.
 
Olympus E-600 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.510.3541 55
8.
 
Olympus E-620 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.3536 55
9.
 
Olympus E-520 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.410.4548 55
10.
 
Olympus E-410 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.110.0494 51
11.
 
Olympus E-400 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none...... ..
12.
 
Panasonic GF7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p...... ..
13.
 
Panasonic G6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p21.311.5639 61
14.
 
Panasonic G5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p...... ..
15.
 
Panasonic G3 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60i21.010.6667 56
16.
 
Panasonic GX1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p20.810.6703 55
17.
 
Panasonic L10 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.310.8429 55

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The GX850 indeed provides for movie recording, while the E-420 does not. The highest resolution format that the GX850 can use is 4K/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the E-420 has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the GX850 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Olympus E-420 and Panasonic GX850 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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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-420optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
2.
 
Panasonic GX850none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/500s 10.0 Y n
3.
 
Nikon D3000optical n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
4.
 
Nikon D60optical n 2.5 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
5.
 
Nikon D40Xoptical n 2.5 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
6.
 
Olympus E-450optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
7.
 
Olympus E-600optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
8.
 
Olympus E-620optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
9.
 
Olympus E-520optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y Y
10.
 
Olympus E-410optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
11.
 
Olympus E-400optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
12.
 
Panasonic GF7none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/500s 5.8 Y n
13.
 
Panasonic G61440 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
14.
 
Panasonic G51440 n 3.0 920 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
15.
 
Panasonic G31440 n 3.0 460 swivel Y 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
16.
 
Panasonic GX1optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n
17.
 
Panasonic L10optical n 2.5 207 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The GX850 has a touchscreen, while the E-420 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The GX850 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-420 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the GX850 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Panasonic GX850 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The E-420 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or xD Picture cards, while the GX850 uses SDXC cards. The E-420 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the GX850 only has one slot.

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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-420 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 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-420Y-----2.0---
2.
 
Panasonic GX850-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
3.
 
Nikon D3000Y-----2.0---
4.
 
Nikon D60Y-----2.0---
5.
 
Nikon D40XY-----2.0---
6.
 
Olympus E-450Y-----2.0---
7.
 
Olympus E-600Y-----2.0---
8.
 
Olympus E-620Y-----2.0---
9.
 
Olympus E-520Y-----2.0---
10.
 
Olympus E-410Y-----2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-400Y-----2.0---
12.
 
Panasonic GF7-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
13.
 
Panasonic G6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
14.
 
Panasonic G5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
15.
 
Panasonic G3Ystereomono--mini2.0---
16.
 
Panasonic GX1Ystereomono--mini2.0---
17.
 
Panasonic L10Y-----2.0---

It is notable that the E-420 has a hotshoe, while the GX850 does not. This socket makes it possible to easily attach optional accessories, such as an external flash gun.

The GX850 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the E-420 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the E-420 from Olympus. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Olympus and Panasonic websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Olympus E-420 better than the Panasonic GX850 or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Arguments in favor of the Olympus E-420:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/500s) to freeze action.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (500 versus 210) on a single battery charge.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in March 2008).

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (15.8 vs 10MP), which boosts linear resolution by 26%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (17 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (1.7 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (2.9 EV of extra DR).
  • Broader imaging potential: Can capture not only stills but also 4K/30p video.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.7") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 215k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 3.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (107x65mm vs 130x91mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 171g or 39 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • More modern: Reflects 8 years and 10 months of technical progress since the E-420 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the GX850 is the clear winner of the contest (19 : 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 wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

E-420 07:19 GX850

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-420 and the Panasonic GX850 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the E-420 or the GX850. 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 hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear 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-420..85/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2008 599 i
2.
 
Panasonic GX850..+76/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 549 i
3.
 
Nikon D3000..+72/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2009 599 i
4.
 
Nikon D60..80/100+ +4/54.5/5 Jan 2008 629 i
5.
 
Nikon D40X..79/100+ +4/54/5 Mar 2007 729 i
6.
 
Olympus E-450......4/54/5 Mar 2009 499 i
7.
 
Olympus E-600........4.5/5 Aug 2009 449 i
8.
 
Olympus E-6203/588/10072/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2009 699 i
9.
 
Olympus E-520..87/100+ +4.5/54.5/5 May 2008 699 i
10.
 
Olympus E-410..86/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2007 699 i
11.
 
Olympus E-400..85/100..4/54/5 Sep 2006 699 i
12.
 
Panasonic GF74/5+..4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2015 499 i
13.
 
Panasonic G64/5+ +..5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 599 i
14.
 
Panasonic G53/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Jul 2012 599 i
15.
 
Panasonic G33/5+ +75/1004.5/55/5 May 2011 599 i
16.
 
Panasonic GX13/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Nov 2011 699 i
17.
 
Panasonic L10..85/100+3.5/54/5 Aug 2007 599 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

Olympus E-420:
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Other camera comparisons

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    Specifications: Olympus E-420 vs Panasonic GX850

    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-420 Panasonic GX850
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Four Thirds lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date March 2008 January 2017
    Launch Price USD 599 USD 549
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-420 Panasonic GX850
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 10 Megapixels 15.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 pixels 4592 x 3448 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.74 μm 3.77 μm
    Pixel Density 4.44 MP/cm2 7.04 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability no Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 1,600 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic III Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 56 73
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.5 23.2
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.4 13.3
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 527 586
    Screen Specs Olympus E-420 Panasonic GX850
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder no viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.46x
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 2.7inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 215k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-420 Panasonic GX850
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/500s
    Continuous Shooting 3.5 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium CF or XD cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-420 Panasonic GX850
    External Flash Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI micro HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Body Specs Olympus E-420 Panasonic GX850
    Battery Type BLS-1 DMW-BLH7
    Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots per charge210 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53 mm
    (5.1 x 3.6 x 2.1 in)
    107 x 65 x 33 mm
    (4.2 x 2.6 x 1.3 in)
    Camera Weight 440 g (15.5 oz) 269 g (9.5 oz)

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