Nikon D5500 Vs Sony Alpha a6000 Vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Comparison
ProductsD5500
Nikon D5500
Alpha a6000
Sony Alpha a6000
OM-D E-M1
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Prices


Whirlwire Rating150891473615973
Video Features
Format
  • MOV
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • AVCHD
MP4
MicrophoneStereo Stereo Stereo
SpeakerMono Mono Mono
Resolutions
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 50fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 720p @ 60fps
  • 720p @ 50fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 25fps
  • 720p @ 24fps
  • 424p @ 30fps
  • 424p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 50fps
  • 1080i @ 60fps
  • 1080i @ 50fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
  • 480p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
External mic inputN/A N/A
Storage
Storage Slot
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Pro-HG Duo
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Storage Slot Amount1 2 1
Sensor
Max Resolution6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000 4608 x 3456
Other Resolutions
  • 4496 x 3000
  • 2992 x 2000
  • 6000 x 3376
  • 4240 x 2832
  • 4240 x 2400
  • 3008 x 2000
  • 3008 x 1688
N/A
Image Ratio3:2
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
Megapixels24.2 24.3 16.3
SizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
TypeCMOS CMOS CMOS
ProcessorExpeed 4 Bionz X TruePIC VII
Screen / Viewfinder
Articulated LCD
Screen Size3.2 3.0 3.0
Screen Pixels1,037,000 921,600 1,037,000
Touch Screen N/A
Screen TypeTFT LCD TFT LCD LCD
Live View
Viewfinder TypeOptical (pentamirror) Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage95% 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification0.82x 0.7 1.48x
Viewfinder resolutionN/A 1,440,000 2,360,000
Physical
BatteryBattery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ModelEN-EL14 / EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery BLN-1 lithium-ion
Battery Life (shots)820 420 350
Weight (grams)420 344 497
Dimensions124 x 97 x 70 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm 130 x 94 x 63 mm
Weather SealedN/A N/A
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual Focus
Number of Focus Points39 179 81
Lens MountNikon F Sony E mount Micro 4/3
Crop1.5x 1.5 2.0x
Digital ZoomN/A 2
Image
ISO Range100-25600 100-25600 100-25600
ISO Minimum100 100 100
ISO Maximum25,600 51,200 25,600
White Balance Presets12 10 7
Custom White Balance
Uncompressed FormatRAW RAW RAW
JPEG Quality Levels
  • Fine
  • Normal
  • Basic
  • Extra fine
  • Fine
  • Normal
  • Super Fine
  • Fine
  • Normal
  • Basic
File Format
  • NEF
  • JPG
JPEG N/A
Image StabilisationN/A N/A
Features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec 30 sec 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/8000 sec
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Modes N/A
Scene Modes N/A
Built-in Flash N/A
Flash Range (M)12.0 6.0 N/A
External Flash
Flash Modes
  • Auto
  • On
  • Off
  • Red-Eye
  • Slow Sync
  • Rear Curtain
  • Flash Off
  • Auto
  • fill-flaw
  • Slow Sync
  • redeye reduction
  • hi-speed sync
  • wireless control
  • Flash Auto
  • Redeye
  • Fill-in
  • Flash Off
  • Red-eye Slow sync (1st curtain)
  • Slow sync (1st curtain)
  • Slow sync (2nd curtain)
  • Manual
Flash X Sync Speed1/200 sec N/A 1/320 sec
FPS5.0 11 10
Self-timer
Metering Modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • 350
  • Spot
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV-1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV-1/2 EV-1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing
  • ±5 (3
  • 5 frames at 1/3 EV-1/2 EV-2/3 EV-1 EV-2 EV steps)
±2 (2-3-5-7 frames at 1/3 EV-2/3 EV-1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in 2-4-6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis)
Orientation Sensor
Timelapse Recording N/A
Connectivity
USB
HDMI
Wireless
Remote Control Optional
Body Type
Body TypeCompact SLR Rangefinder-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
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