Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II and Olympus OM-D E-M1X. While Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II has 35mm sensor, Olympus OM-D E-M1X has 4/3 sensor and 42.4 has a 42.4 MP and Olympus OM-D E-M1X has a 20.4 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II Olympus OM-D E-M1X
  Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II Front Olympus OM-D E-M1X Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Olympus
Megapixels 42.4 20.4
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Format 35mm 4/3
SLR Type Dslr Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 2.0x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 (42.2 MP, 3:2) 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 200 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 AUTO ISO: LOW (approx. 64) - 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 64) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Startup Time 1.2 seconds 0.8 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type TTL Phase-detection AF: Dedicated CCD line sensors: 79 points (15 cross-type points, F2.8- sensitive at the center point); Focal Plane Phase Detection: 399 points (323 selectable points, 79 hybrid-cross auto focus points*) * When Hybrid Phase Detection AF is activated High-speed imager AF: Hybrid Phase-detect/Contrast-detect AF, 121 AF points, all cross-type; All target, group target (5-area / 9- area / 25-area), single target (normal / small), custom target (1-4)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 AUTO ISO: LOW (approx. 64) - 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 64) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 61 49
AW Buffer Size 25 49
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px) 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px)
Touchscreen No Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes Yes
Selfie Screen Yes Yes
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, eyepoint 23mm from the eyepiece lens/18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard), eye sensor EVF; High-speed (120fps) low latency (6ms) 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.48x - 1.65x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 4096x2160 (24p)
Video File Format XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI (can output up to 4K/30p 8-bit 4:2:2) ; Microphone and Headphone jacks, DC input terminal Micro HDMI (Type-D), USB 3.0 Type C, 3.5mm external mic jack, 3.5mm external headphone jack, 2.5mm wired remote jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No Yes
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 390 shots
Battery Types NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable 1720mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 29.9 oz (849 g) 35.2 oz (997 g) includes batteries
Size 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.0 in. (143 x 104 x 76 mm) 5.7 x 5.8 x 3.0 in. (144 x 147 x 75 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $3,198.00 Buy from Amazon for $2,999.00
Release Date 2016-11-30 2019-02-28