Pentax MX-1 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1

Winner
Pentax MX-1

73

Olympus OM-D E-M1

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax MX-1

Really small
Size
Mid size (122×61×51 mm)
Light-weight
Weight
391 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M1

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,400k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Explore our gallery of 12 sample photos taken by the Pentax MX-1.

competitors

Pentax MX-1 Competitors

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70

Boutique

$1,365

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$580 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$826 body only

$1,058 with 12-40mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$511 - $899 body only

$999 with 14-150mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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