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Olympus E-520 vs Pentax K-3 II

The Olympus E-520 and the Pentax K-3 II are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in May 2008 and April 2015. Both are DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras that are based on a Four Thirds (E-520) and an APS-C (K-3 II) sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 10 megapixels, whereas the Pentax provides 24.1 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Olympus E-520
versus
Pentax K-3 II
Olympus E-520 Pentax K-3 II
Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
Four Thirds lenses Pentax K mount lenses
10 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 24.1 MP, APS-C Sensor
no Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 100-1,600 ISO 100-51,200
Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
2.7 LCD, 215k dots 3.2 LCD, 1037k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
3.5 shutter flaps per second 8.3 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
750 shots per battery charge720 shots per battery charge
136 x 92 x 68 mm, 535 g 131 x 100 x 77 mm, 800 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus E-520 and the Pentax K-3 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

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Olympus E-520 and the Pentax K-3 II is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The K-3 II can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the E-520 is only available in black.

Size Olympus E-520 vs Pentax K-3 II
Compare E-520 versus K-3 II top
Comparison E-520 or K-3 II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Pentax K-3 II is somewhat larger (5 percent) than the Olympus E-520. Moreover, the K-3 II is substantially heavier (50 percent) than the E-520. It is noteworthy in this context that the K-3 II is splash and dust-proof, while the E-520 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-520 gets 750 shots out of its BLM-1 battery, while the K-3 II can take 720 images on a single charge of its D-LI90 power pack.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. 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-520 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 535 g 750 n May 2008 699 i
2.
 
Pentax K-3 II 131 mm 100 mm 77 mm 800 g 720 Y Apr 2015 1,099 i
3.
 
Olympus E-450 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2009 499 i
4.
 
Olympus E-600 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 535 g 500 n Aug 2009 449 i
5.
 
Olympus E-620 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 521 g 500 n Feb 2009 699 i
6.
 
Olympus E-P1 121 mm 70 mm 36 mm 355 g 300 n Jun 2009 799 i
7.
 
Olympus E-P2 121 mm 70 mm 36 mm 355 g 300 n Nov 2009 799 i
8.
 
Olympus E-30 142 mm 108 mm 75 mm 701 g 750 n Nov 2008 1,299 i
9.
 
Olympus E-420 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2008 599 i
10.
 
Olympus E-410 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 435 g 500 n Mar 2007 699 i
11.
 
Olympus E-510 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 538 g 750 n Mar 2007 799 i
12.
 
Panasonic L10 135 mm 96 mm 78 mm 556 g 450 n Aug 2007 599 i
13.
 
Pentax K-3 III 135 mm 104 mm 74 mm 820 g 800 Y Mar 2021 1,999 i
14.
 
Pentax KP 132 mm 101 mm 76 mm 703 g 390 Y Jan 2017 1,099 i
15.
 
Pentax K-S2 123 mm 91 mm 73 mm 678 g 410 Y Feb 2015 749 i
16.
 
Pentax K-3 131 mm 100 mm 77 mm 800 g 560 Y Oct 2013 1,299 i
17.
 
Pentax K-5 II 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2012 1,099 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 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-520 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 36 percent) than the K-3 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 tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Olympus E-520 features a Four Thirds sensor and the Pentax K-3 II an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the K-3 II is 63 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.0 and 1.5. The sensor in the E-520 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the K-3 II offers a 3:2 aspect.

Olympus E-520 and Pentax K-3 II sensor measures

With 24.1MP, the K-3 II offers a higher resolution than the E-520 (10MP), but the K-3 II has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.90μm versus 4.74μm for the E-520). Yet, the K-3 II is a much more recent model (by 6 years and 11 months) than the E-520, 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 K-3 II has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Pentax K-3 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the K-3 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30.1 x 20 inches or 76.4 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24.1 x 16 inches or 61.1 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20.1 x 13.3 inches or 50.9 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-520 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.

Unlike the E-520, the K-3 II has the capacity to capture high quality composite images by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Olympus E-520 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 1600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Pentax K-3 II are ISO 100 to ISO 51200 (no boost).

E-520 versus K-3 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 K-3 II offers substantially better image quality than the E-520 (overall score 25 points higher). The advantage is based on 2.2 bits higher color depth, 3.2 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-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-520 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.410.4548 55
2.
 
Pentax K-3 II APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i23.613.61106 80
3.
 
Olympus E-450 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.5512 56
4.
 
Olympus E-600 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.510.3541 55
5.
 
Olympus E-620 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.3536 55
6.
 
Olympus E-P1 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.410.4536 55
7.
 
Olympus E-P2 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.510.4505 56
8.
 
Olympus E-30 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.4530 55
9.
 
Olympus E-420 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.4527 56
10.
 
Olympus E-410 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.110.0494 51
11.
 
Olympus E-510 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.210.0442 52
12.
 
Panasonic L10 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.310.8429 55
13.
 
Pentax K-3 III APS-C 25.6 6192 41284K/30p...... ..
14.
 
Pentax KP APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i...... ..
15.
 
Pentax K-S2 APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/30p...... ..
16.
 
Pentax K-3 APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i23.713.41216 80
17.
 
Pentax K-5 II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.814.11235 82

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The K-3 II indeed provides for movie recording, while the E-520 does not. The highest resolution format that the K-3 II can use is 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The E-520 and the K-3 II are similar in the sense that both have an optical viewfinder. The latter is useful for getting a clear image for framing even in brightly lit environments. The viewfinder in the K-3 II offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the E-520 (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the K-3 II has a higher magnification (0.63x 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-520 and Pentax K-3 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-520optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y Y
2.
 
Pentax K-3 IIoptical Y 3.2 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3 n Y
3.
 
Olympus E-450optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
4.
 
Olympus E-600optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
5.
 
Olympus E-620optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
6.
 
Olympus E-P1none n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n Y
7.
 
Olympus E-P2optional n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n Y
8.
 
Olympus E-30optical Y 2.7 230 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
9.
 
Olympus E-420optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
10.
 
Olympus E-410optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
11.
 
Olympus E-510optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
12.
 
Panasonic L10optical n 2.5 207 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
13.
 
Pentax K-3 IIIoptical Y 3.2 1620 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
14.
 
Pentax KPoptical n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/6000s 7.0 Y Y
15.
 
Pentax K-S2optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/6000s 5.4 Y Y
16.
 
Pentax K-3optical Y 3.2 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3 Y Y
17.
 
Pentax K-5 IIoptical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The E-520 has one, while the K-3 II does not. While the built-in flash of the E-520 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The Pentax K-3 II 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-520 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or xD Picture cards, while the K-3 II uses SDXC 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-520 and Pentax K-3 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-520Y-----2.0---
2.
 
Pentax K-3 IIYmonomonoYYmini3.0---
3.
 
Olympus E-450Y-----2.0---
4.
 
Olympus E-600Y-----2.0---
5.
 
Olympus E-620Y-----2.0---
6.
 
Olympus E-P1Ystereo---mini2.0---
7.
 
Olympus E-P2Ystereo---mini2.0---
8.
 
Olympus E-30Y-----2.0---
9.
 
Olympus E-420Y-----2.0---
10.
 
Olympus E-410Y-----2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-510Y-----2.0---
12.
 
Panasonic L10Y-----2.0---
13.
 
Pentax K-3 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
14.
 
Pentax KPYstereomonoY--2.0Y--
15.
 
Pentax K-S2YmonomonoY-micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Pentax K-3YmonomonoYYmini3.0---
17.
 
Pentax K-5 IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0---

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Pentax K-3 II (unlike the E-520) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Travel and landscape photographers will find it useful that the K-3 II has an internal geolocalization sensor and can record GPS coordinates in its EXIF data.

Both the E-520 and the K-3 II have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The K-3 II was replaced by the Pentax K-3 III, while the E-520 does not have a direct successor. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Olympus and Pentax websites.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is the Olympus E-520 better than the Pentax K-3 II or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Advantages of the Olympus E-520:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 265g or 33 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 (36 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in May 2008).

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Arguments in favor of the Pentax K-3 II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24.1 vs 10MP), which boosts linear resolution by 58%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (25 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (2.2 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (3.2 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (1 stops ISO advantage).
  • Broader imaging potential: Can capture not only stills but also 1080/60i video.
  • 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 (0.63x vs 0.46x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 2.7") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1037k vs 215k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8.3 vs 3.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Easier geotagging: Features an internal GPS sensor to log localization data.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.0 vs 2.0).
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • More modern: Reflects 6 years and 11 months of technical progress since the E-520 launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the K-3 II is the clear winner of the contest (21 : 5 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

E-520 05:21 K-3 II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-520 and the Pentax K-3 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 specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the E-520 and the K-3 II in practical situations. 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-520..87/100+ +4.5/54.5/5 May 2008 699 i
2.
 
Pentax K-3 II4.5/5....5/55/5 Apr 2015 1,099 i
3.
 
Olympus E-450......4/54/5 Mar 2009 499 i
4.
 
Olympus E-600........4.5/5 Aug 2009 449 i
5.
 
Olympus E-6203/588/10072/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2009 699 i
6.
 
Olympus E-P1..+66/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2009 799 i
7.
 
Olympus E-P23/5+69/1004/54.5/5 Nov 2009 799 i
8.
 
Olympus E-30....71/1004.5/54/5 Nov 2008 1,299 i
9.
 
Olympus E-420..85/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2008 599 i
10.
 
Olympus E-410..86/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2007 699 i
11.
 
Olympus E-510..89/100+ +3.5/54.5/5 Mar 2007 799 i
12.
 
Panasonic L10..85/100+3.5/54/5 Aug 2007 599 i
13.
 
Pentax K-3 III.......... Mar 2021 1,999 i
14.
 
Pentax KP4/5..82/1005/54.5/5 Jan 2017 1,099 i
15.
 
Pentax K-S24.5/5....5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 749 i
16.
 
Pentax K-34/5..83/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,299 i
17.
 
Pentax K-5 II5/5..80/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 1,099 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, 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 comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Olympus E-520 vs Pentax K-3 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-520 Pentax K-3 II
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Four Thirds lenses Pentax K mount lenses
    Launch Date May 2008 April 2015
    Launch Price USD 699 USD 1,099
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-520 Pentax K-3 II
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 10 Megapixels 24.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3648 x 2736 pixels 6016 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.74 μm 3.90 μm
    Pixel Density 4.44 MP/cm2 6.56 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability no Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 1,600 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic III PRIME III
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 55 80
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.4 23.6
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.4 13.6
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 548 1106
    Screen Specs Olympus E-520 Pentax K-3 II
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.46x 0.63x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 2.7inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 215k dots 1037k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-520 Pentax K-3 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 3.5 shutter flaps/s 8.3 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CF or XD cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Dual card slots
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-520 Pentax K-3 II
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi no Wifi
    Geotagging no internal GPS GPS built-in
    Body Specs Olympus E-520 Pentax K-3 II
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type BLM-1 D-LI90
    Battery Life (CIPA)750 shots per charge720 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 136 x 92 x 68 mm
    (5.4 x 3.6 x 2.7 in)
    131 x 100 x 77 mm
    (5.2 x 3.9 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 535 g (18.9 oz) 800 g (28.2 oz)

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