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Olympus E-PL1 vs Sony RX1R II

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in February 2010 and October 2015. The E-PL1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the RX1R II is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on a Four Thirds (E-PL1) and a full frame (RX1R II) sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 12.2 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-PL1
versus
Sony RX1R II
Olympus E-PL1 Sony RX1R II
Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
Micro Four Thirds lenses 35mm f/2.0
12.2 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 42.2 MP, Full Frame Sensor
720/30p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 200-3,200 ISO 100-25,600 (50 - 102,400)
Viewfinder optional Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
2.7 LCD, 230k dots 3.0 LCD, 1229k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
3 shutter flaps per second 5 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationno shake reduction
290 shots per battery charge220 shots per battery charge
115 x 72 x 42 mm, 334 g 113 x 65 x 72 mm, 507 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R 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-PL1 and the Sony RX1R 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 width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The E-PL1 can be obtained in four different colors (black, blue, yellow, white), while the RX1R II is only available in black.

Size Olympus E-PL1 vs Sony RX1R II
Compare E-PL1 versus RX1R II top
Comparison E-PL1 or RX1R II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony RX1R II is notably smaller (11 percent) than the Olympus E-PL1. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the E-PL1 nor the RX1R II are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the RX1R II has a lens built in, whereas the E-PL1 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the E-PL1 and their specifications in the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the E-PL1 gets 290 shots out of its BLS-1 battery, while the RX1R II can take 220 images on a single charge of its NP-BX1 power pack. The power pack in the RX1R II can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

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-PL1 115 mm 72 mm 42 mm 334 g 290 n Feb 2010 599 i
2.
 
Sony RX1R II 113 mm 65 mm 72 mm 507 g 220 n Oct 2015 3,299 i
3.
 
Canon 5DS 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 930 g 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 i
4.
 
Canon 5DS R 152 mm 116 mm 76 mm 930 g 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 i
5.
 
Leica Q Typ 116 130 mm 80 mm 93 mm 640 g 300 n Jun 2015 4,249 i
6.
 
Olympus E-PL9 117 mm 68 mm 39 mm 380 g 350 n Feb 2018 599 i
7.
 
Olympus E-P3 122 mm 69 mm 34 mm 369 g 330 n Jun 2011 799 i
8.
 
Olympus E-PL2 114 mm 72 mm 42 mm 362 g 280 n Jan 2011 599 i
9.
 
Olympus E-PL3 110 mm 64 mm 37 mm 313 g 300 n Jun 2011 599 i
10.
 
Olympus E-PM1 110 mm 64 mm 34 mm 265 g 330 n Jun 2011 499 i
11.
 
Olympus E-620 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 521 g 500 n Feb 2009 699 i
12.
 
Olympus E-P1 121 mm 70 mm 36 mm 355 g 300 n Jun 2009 799 i
13.
 
Olympus E-P2 121 mm 70 mm 36 mm 355 g 300 n Nov 2009 799 i
14.
 
Panasonic G10 124 mm 84 mm 74 mm 388 g 380 n Mar 2010 499 i
15.
 
Panasonic GF2 113 mm 68 mm 33 mm 310 g 300 n Nov 2010 549 i
16.
 
Sony RX1R 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Jun 2013 2,799 i
17.
 
Sony RX1 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Sep 2012 2,799 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 manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. 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. 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 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-PL1 features a Four Thirds sensor and the Sony RX1R II a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the RX1R II is 280 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-PL1 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the RX1R II offers a 3:2 aspect.

Olympus E-PL1 and Sony RX1R II sensor measures

With 42.2MP, the RX1R II offers a higher resolution than the E-PL1 (12.2MP), but the RX1R II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.50μm versus 4.29μm for the E-PL1) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the RX1R II is a much more recent model (by 5 years and 8 months) than the E-PL1, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the RX1R II has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony RX1R II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the RX1R 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-PL1 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 Olympus PEN E-PL1 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 3200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II are ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-102400.

E-PL1 versus RX1R II 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 RX1R II offers substantially better image quality than the E-PL1 (overall score 43 points higher). The advantage is based on 4.3 bits higher color depth, 3.8 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.7 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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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-PL1 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.510.1487 54
2.
 
Sony RX1R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53041080/60p25.813.93204 97
3.
 
Canon 5DS Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.712.42381 87
4.
 
Canon 5DS R Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.612.42308 86
5.
 
Leica Q Typ 116 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.312.72221 85
6.
 
Olympus E-PL9 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
7.
 
Olympus E-P3 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i20.810.1536 51
8.
 
Olympus E-PL2 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.410.2573 55
9.
 
Olympus E-PL3 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i20.910.3499 52
10.
 
Olympus E-PM1 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i21.010.3499 52
11.
 
Olympus E-620 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.3536 55
12.
 
Olympus E-P1 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.410.4536 55
13.
 
Olympus E-P2 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.510.4505 56
14.
 
Panasonic G10 Four Thirds 12.0 4000 3000720/30p21.210.1411 52
15.
 
Panasonic GF2 Four Thirds 12.0 4000 30001080/60i21.210.3506 54
16.
 
Sony RX1R Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.013.62537 91
17.
 
Sony RX1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.114.32534 93

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the RX1R II provides a better video resolution than the E-PL1. It can shoot movie footage at 1080/60p, while the Olympus is limited to 720/30p.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the RX1R II has an electronic viewfinder (2360k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the E-PL1 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. That said, the E-PL1 can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the VF-2. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Olympus E-PL1 and Sony RX1R II 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-PL1optional n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/2000s 3.0 Y Y
2.
 
Sony RX1R II2360 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 5.0 n n
3.
 
Canon 5DSoptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
4.
 
Canon 5DS Roptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
5.
 
Leica Q Typ 1163680 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 n Y
6.
 
Olympus E-PL9none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.6 Y Y
7.
 
Olympus E-P3optional n 3.0 614 fixed Y 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
8.
 
Olympus E-PL2optional n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
9.
 
Olympus E-PL3optional n 3.0 460 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y
10.
 
Olympus E-PM1optional n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y
11.
 
Olympus E-620optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
12.
 
Olympus E-P1none n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n Y
13.
 
Olympus E-P2optional n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n Y
14.
 
Panasonic G10202 n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 2.6 Y n
15.
 
Panasonic GF2optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 2.6 Y n
16.
 
Sony RX1Roptional n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
17.
 
Sony RX1optional n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The E-PL1 has one, while the RX1R II does not. While the built-in flash of the E-PL1 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The E-PL1 writes its imaging data to SDHC cards, while the RX1R II uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The RX1R II supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the E-PL1 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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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 PEN E-PL1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R 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-PL1Ystereo---mini2.0---
2.
 
Sony RX1R IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon 5DSYmonomonoY-mini3.0---
4.
 
Canon 5DS RYmonomonoY-mini3.0---
5.
 
Leica Q Typ 116Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
6.
 
Olympus E-PL9Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Olympus E-P3Ystereo---mini2.0---
8.
 
Olympus E-PL2Ystereo---mini2.0---
9.
 
Olympus E-PL3Ystereo---mini2.0---
10.
 
Olympus E-PM1Ystereomono--mini2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-620Y-----2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-P1Ystereo---mini2.0---
13.
 
Olympus E-P2Ystereo---mini2.0---
14.
 
Panasonic G10Ymono---mini2.0---
15.
 
Panasonic GF2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
16.
 
Sony RX1RYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
17.
 
Sony RX1YstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the RX1R II offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the E-PL1 does not provide wifi capability.

The RX1R II is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the E-PL1 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the E-PL1 was succeeded by the Olympus E-PL2. 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-PL1 or the Sony RX1R II – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Olympus PEN E-PL1:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More flexible: Accepts interchangeable lenses, so that lens characteristics can be altered.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (290 versus 220) on a single battery charge.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in February 2010).

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Advantages of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (42.2 vs 12.2MP), which boosts linear resolution by 90%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (43 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 (3.8 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (2.7 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (1080/60p vs 720/30p).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • 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 (1229k vs 230k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (5 vs 3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Ready to shoot: Has an integrated lens, whereas the E-PL1 necessitates an extra lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (113x65mm vs 115x72mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • 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.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 5 years and 8 months of technical progress since the E-PL1 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the RX1R II is the clear winner of the contest (21 : 6 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding 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-PL1 06:21 RX1R II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-PL1 and the Sony RX1R II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best Prime Lens Compact 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 says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the E-PL1 and the RX1R II in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. 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-PL1..86/10069/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2010 599 i
2.
 
Sony RX1R II5/5..82/100..4.5/5 Oct 2015 3,299 i
3.
 
Canon 5DS..+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 i
4.
 
Canon 5DS R5/5+83/1005/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 i
5.
 
Leica Q Typ 1165/5..80/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2015 4,249 i
6.
 
Olympus E-PL9..+..4.5/54/5 Feb 2018 599 i
7.
 
Olympus E-P3..83/10074/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2011 799 i
8.
 
Olympus E-PL23/583/10071/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2011 599 i
9.
 
Olympus E-PL33/5+ +72/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2011 599 i
10.
 
Olympus E-PM1..86/10071/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2011 499 i
11.
 
Olympus E-6203/588/10072/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2009 699 i
12.
 
Olympus E-P1..+66/1004/54.5/5 Jun 2009 799 i
13.
 
Olympus E-P23/5+69/1004/54.5/5 Nov 2009 799 i
14.
 
Panasonic G103/5..70/1004/54/5 Mar 2010 499 i
15.
 
Panasonic GF23/582/10070/1004.5/54.5/5 Nov 2010 549 i
16.
 
Sony RX1R5/5....4/54.5/5 Jun 2013 2,799 i
17.
 
Sony RX15/5..79/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. 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.

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    Specifications: Olympus E-PL1 vs Sony RX1R 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-PL1 Sony RX1R II
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses 35mm f/2.0
    Launch Date February 2010 October 2015
    Launch Price USD 599 USD 3,299
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-PL1 Sony RX1R II
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 855.62 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 43 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 12.2 Megapixels 42.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4032 x 3024 pixels 7952 x 5304 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.29 μm 4.50 μm
    Pixel Density 5.42 MP/cm2 4.93 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 720/30p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 50 - 102,400 ISO
    Image Processor Truepic V BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 54 97
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.5 25.8
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.1 13.9
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 487 3204
    Screen Specs Olympus E-PL1 Sony RX1R II
    Viewfinder Type Viewfinder optional Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.74x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 2.7inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots 1229k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-PL1 Sony RX1R II
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/2000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s 5 shutter flaps/s
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationno handshake reduction
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDHC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-PL1 Sony RX1R II
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini 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
    Body Specs Olympus E-PL1 Sony RX1R II
    Battery Type BLS-1 NP-BX1
    Battery Life (CIPA)290 shots per charge220 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 115 x 72 x 42 mm
    (4.5 x 2.8 x 1.7 in)
    113 x 65 x 72 mm
    (4.4 x 2.6 x 2.8 in)
    Camera Weight 334 g (11.8 oz) 507 g (17.9 oz)

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