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Olympus E-600 vs Sony A6100

The Olympus E-600 and the Sony Alpha A6100 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in August 2009 and August 2019. The E-600 is a DSLR, while the A6100 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on a Four Thirds (E-600) and an APS-C (A6100) sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 12.2 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 24 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Olympus E-600
versus
Sony A6100
Olympus E-600   Sony A6100
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Four Thirds lenses Sony E mount lenses
12.2 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
no Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-3,200 ISO 100-32,000 (100 - 51,200)
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots)
2.7 LCD, 230k dots 3.0 LCD, 922k dots
Swivel screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting touchscreen
4 shutter flaps per second 11 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
500 shots per battery charge420 shots per battery charge
130 x 94 x 60 mm, 535 g 120 x 67 x 59 mm, 396 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus E-600 and the Sony Alpha A6100? 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-600 and the Sony A6100 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 dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The A6100 can be obtained in three different colors (black, silver, white), while the E-600 is only available in black.

Size Olympus E-600 vs Sony A6100
Compare E-600 versus A6100 top
Comparison E-600 or A6100 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A6100 is considerably smaller (34 percent) than the Olympus E-600. Moreover, the A6100 is markedly lighter (26 percent) than the E-600. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the E-600 nor the A6100 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. A larger imaging sensor will tend to go along with bigger and heavier lenses, although exceptions exist. You can compare the optics available for the two cameras in the Four Thirds Lens Catalog (E-600) and the Sony E-Mount Lens Catalog (A6100). Mirrorless cameras, such as the A6100, 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-600 gets 500 shots out of its BLS-1 battery, while the A6100 can take 420 images on a single charge of its NP-FW50 power pack. The power pack in the A6100 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

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-600 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 535 g 500 n Aug 2009 449 i
2.
 
Sony A6100 120 mm 67 mm 59 mm 396 g 420 n Aug 2019 749 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T30 118 mm 83 mm 47 mm 383 g 380 n Feb 2019 899 i
4.
 
Olympus E-PM1 110 mm 64 mm 34 mm 265 g 330 n Jun 2011 499 i
5.
 
Olympus E-PL1 115 mm 72 mm 42 mm 334 g 290 n Feb 2010 599 i
6.
 
Olympus E-450 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2009 499 i
7.
 
Olympus E-620 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 521 g 500 n Feb 2009 699 i
8.
 
Olympus E-P1 121 mm 70 mm 36 mm 355 g 300 n Jun 2009 799 i
9.
 
Olympus E-P2 121 mm 70 mm 36 mm 355 g 300 n Nov 2009 799 i
10.
 
Olympus E-30 142 mm 108 mm 75 mm 701 g 750 n Nov 2008 1,299 i
11.
 
Olympus E-420 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2008 599 i
12.
 
Olympus E-520 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 535 g 750 n May 2008 699 i
13.
 
Olympus E-510 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 538 g 750 n Mar 2007 799 i
14.
 
Sony A6400 120 mm 67 mm 50 mm 403 g 410 Y Jan 2019 899 i
15.
 
Sony A6000 120 mm 67 mm 45 mm 344 g 360 n Feb 2014 599 i
16.
 
Sony A3000 128 mm 91 mm 85 mm 411 g 470 n Aug 2013 329 i
17.
 
Sony NEX-7 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 400 g 430 n Aug 2011 1,349 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-600 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 40 percent) than the A6100, 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.

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants 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. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Olympus E-600 features a Four Thirds sensor and the Sony A6100 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the A6100 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-600 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the A6100 offers a 3:2 aspect.

Technology-wise, both cameras are equipped with CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensors.

Olympus E-600 and Sony A6100 sensor measures

With 24MP, the A6100 offers a higher resolution than the E-600 (12.2MP), but the A6100 has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.91μm versus 4.29μm for the E-600). Yet, the A6100 is a much more recent model (by 10 years) than the E-600, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A6100 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A6100 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-600 are 20.2 x 15.1 inches or 51.2 x 38.4 cm for good quality, 16.1 x 12.1 inches or 41 x 30.7 cm for very good quality, and 13.4 x 10.1 inches or 34.1 x 25.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The A6100 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Olympus E-600 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha A6100 are ISO 100 to ISO 32000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-51200.

E-600 versus A6100 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. 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. 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-600 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.510.3541 55
2.
 
Sony A6100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p...... ..
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T30 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p...... ..
4.
 
Olympus E-PM1 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i21.010.3499 52
5.
 
Olympus E-PL1 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.510.1487 54
6.
 
Olympus E-450 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.5512 56
7.
 
Olympus E-620 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.3536 55
8.
 
Olympus E-P1 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.410.4536 55
9.
 
Olympus E-P2 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.510.4505 56
10.
 
Olympus E-30 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.4530 55
11.
 
Olympus E-420 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.4527 56
12.
 
Olympus E-520 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.410.4548 55
13.
 
Olympus E-510 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.210.0442 52
14.
 
Sony A6400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p2413.61431 83
15.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.11347 82
16.
 
Sony A3000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.712.81068 78
17.
 
Sony NEX-7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.113.41016 81

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The A6100 indeed provides for movie recording, while the E-600 does not. The highest resolution format that the A6100 can use is 4K/30p.

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the A6100 has an electronic viewfinder (1440k dots), while the E-600 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 A6100 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the E-600 (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the A6100 has a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.48x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Olympus E-600 and Sony A6100 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-600optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
2.
 
Sony A61001440 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T302360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
4.
 
Olympus E-PM1optional n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y
5.
 
Olympus E-PL1optional n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/2000s 3.0 Y Y
6.
 
Olympus E-450optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
7.
 
Olympus E-620optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
8.
 
Olympus E-P1none n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n Y
9.
 
Olympus E-P2optional n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n Y
10.
 
Olympus E-30optical Y 2.7 230 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
11.
 
Olympus E-420optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
12.
 
Olympus E-520optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y Y
13.
 
Olympus E-510optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony A64002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
15.
 
Sony A60001440 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
16.
 
Sony A3000202 n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
17.
 
Sony NEX-72359 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y n

One feature that differentiates the E-600 and the A6100 is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The E-600 reduces the risk of handshake-induced blur with all attached lenses, while the A6100 offers no blur reduction with lenses that themselves do not provide optical image stabilization.

Both cameras have an articulated rear screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This feature will be particularly appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies.

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 A6100 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 Sony A6100 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-600 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or xD Picture cards, while the A6100 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The E-600 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the A6100 only has one slot.

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-600 and Sony Alpha A6100 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-600Y-----2.0---
2.
 
Sony A6100YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T30YstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
4.
 
Olympus E-PM1Ystereomono--mini2.0---
5.
 
Olympus E-PL1Ystereo---mini2.0---
6.
 
Olympus E-450Y-----2.0---
7.
 
Olympus E-620Y-----2.0---
8.
 
Olympus E-P1Ystereo---mini2.0---
9.
 
Olympus E-P2Ystereo---mini2.0---
10.
 
Olympus E-30Y-----2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-420Y-----2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-520Y-----2.0---
13.
 
Olympus E-510Y-----2.0---
14.
 
Sony A6400YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
15.
 
Sony A6000Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A3000Ystereomono--mini2.0---
17.
 
Sony NEX-7YstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the A6100 offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the E-600 does not provide wifi capability.

The A6100 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the E-600 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the E-600 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 Sony websites.

Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Olympus E-600 and the Sony A6100? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Olympus E-600:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (500 versus 420) on a single battery charge.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (40 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in August 2009).

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Advantages of the Sony Alpha A6100:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24 vs 12.2MP), which boosts linear resolution by 43%.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • 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 (0.70x vs 0.48x).
  • 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 (922k vs 230k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (11 vs 4 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 (120x67mm vs 130x94mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 139g or 26 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • 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.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More modern: Reflects 10 years of technical progress since the E-600 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the A6100 is the clear winner of the contest (24 : 7 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-600 07:24 A6100

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-600 and the Sony A6100 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 comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the E-600 or the A6100 perform in practice. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. 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-600........4.5/5 Aug 2009 449 i
2.
 
Sony A6100....82/1004/55/5 Aug 2019 749 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T305/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 899 i
4.
 
Olympus E-PM1..86/10071/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2011 499 i
5.
 
Olympus E-PL1..86/10069/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2010 599 i
6.
 
Olympus E-450......4/54/5 Mar 2009 499 i
7.
 
Olympus E-6203/588/10072/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2009 699 i
8.
 
Olympus E-P1..+66/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2009 799 i
9.
 
Olympus E-P23/5+69/1004/54.5/5 Nov 2009 799 i
10.
 
Olympus E-30....71/1004.5/54/5 Nov 2008 1,299 i
11.
 
Olympus E-420..85/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2008 599 i
12.
 
Olympus E-520..87/100+ +4.5/54.5/5 May 2008 699 i
13.
 
Olympus E-510..89/100+ +3.5/54.5/5 Mar 2007 799 i
14.
 
Sony A64004/5+85/1004.5/54/5 Jan 2019 899 i
15.
 
Sony A60005/5+80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2014 599 i
16.
 
Sony A30003/5+..4/54/5 Aug 2013 329 i
17.
 
Sony NEX-75/5+ +81/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2011 1,349 i
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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Other camera comparisons

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    Specifications: Olympus E-600 vs Sony A6100

    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-600 Sony A6100
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Four Thirds lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date August 2009 August 2019
    Launch Price USD 449 USD 749
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-600 Sony A6100
    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 12.2 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4032 x 3024 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.29 μm 3.91 μm
    Pixel Density 5.42 MP/cm2 6.55 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability no Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 32,000 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 100 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic III+ BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 55 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.5 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.3 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 541 ..
    Screen Specs Olympus E-600 Sony A6100
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.48x 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 2.7inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-600 Sony A6100
    Focus System Phase-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 4 shutter flaps/s 11 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-ShutterYES
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium CF or XD cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-600 Sony A6100
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC 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-600 Sony A6100
    Battery Type BLS-1 NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots per charge420 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 130 x 94 x 60 mm
    (5.1 x 3.7 x 2.4 in)
    120 x 67 x 59 mm
    (4.7 x 2.6 x 2.3 in)
    Camera Weight 535 g (18.9 oz) 396 g (14.0 oz)

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