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Olympus E-P5 vs Sony NEX 6

Olymous E-P5 vs Sony NEX 6 Specification comparison review, Sony Alpha NEX 6 features bigger sensor and advance Hybrid AF system, on the other hand newly announced olympus E-P5 features Micro 4/3 sensor and contrast based F.A.S.T AF system,

Olympus E-P5 vs NEX 6

Sensor: Sony NEX 6 gives you bigger sensor with much larger photodiode compared to Olympus E-P5, so its no doubt that the NEX 6 will give you better low-light result and more dynamic range.

AF system: Olympus uses Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology (F.A.S.T.) developed by Olympus few years back,  Olympus E-P3 and OMD E-M5 camera uses the same technology  (F.A.S.T System). The AF speed of Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology based camera are blazing fast, on the other hand Sony NEX 6 uses Hybrid AF system that combines Phase and Contrast detect method, NEX 6 have Phase AF pixels active during still and video mode, so both camera gives you the most advance AF system available today.

Based on different lighting / test condition, Hybrid AF system (Phase+Contrast) is more recommended over contrast based AF system.

NEX 6 also offers bit fast continuous shooting speed compared to Olympus E-P5.

Image Stabilization: Olympus features built-in image stabilization, No IS available in NEX 6.

Video: Sony NEX 6 can capture Full HD video @ 60fps, Olympus E-P5 limited to 30 fps only at Full HD mode.

Display: Olympus E-P5 features high resolution touch display, no touch display available in NEX 6

Verdict: Based on Specification Comparison we recommend you to buy Sony NEX 6

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Olympus E-P5 Body only – Amazon
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Sony NEX 6 is Available at Amazon

Olympus E-P5 vs Olympus E-M5

Olympus E-P5 vs Olympus E-M5Specification comparison between Olympus E-P5 vs Olympus E-M5, both features almost same core specification, but Olympus offers but more, take a look at the details below

Olympus E-P5 Specification Cmmparison Review

Sensor and Image Processor

Both camera uses same 16.1 megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor and Olympus’ TruePic VI image-processing engine.

Image Stabilization

Both camera  features sensor-shift type 5-Axis Image Stabilization , the 5 Axis stands for camera shake on 5 separate axes: yaw, pitch, roll, vertical shift and a horizontal shift.

AF system

Both camera uses Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology (F.A.S.T.) AF in Single, Continuous and Tracking modes is available for high speed autofocus.

E-P5 offers macro fans the option of using a very small AF point to pick out part of a subject they have already framed

Shutter Speed

PEN E-P5 delivers a stellar shooting experience with 1/8000th of a second shutter speed – a world-first for the Compact System Camera class

Olympus E-M5 shitter speed is limited to 1/4000.


Olympus E-M5 video is limited to 30fps at Full HD mode, with Olympus E-M5 you can shoot Full HD at 60fps.


The new Olympus E-P5 have big 3.0-inch tilting monitor. Approx. 1,036,800 dots LCD capacitive touchscreen, better than the E-P5.

What’s New
E-P5 is the world’s first mirrorless camera equipped with a 1/8000 sec. high-speed mechanical shutter , WiFi introduced in PEN Series with E-P5, you can share your videos and images with smart devices and you also have in-built GPS for geo-tagging of your images.

If you are willing to purchase a new Micro-Four Third Mirrorless camera, E-P5 is the best choice, but for Olympus E-M5 users I will not recommend to update your camera. Since camera features almost same core specification.

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Olympus E-P5 Body only – Amazon
Olympus E-P5 17mm f1.8 and VF-4 16.1 – Amazon