Sony A99 II with Olympus E-3 Comparison

Sony A99 II and Olympus E-3 Main Features

  • September, 2016
  • February, 2008
  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 10 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • 2" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • -
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • -
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 143 x 104 x 76 mm, 849g.
  • 142 x 116 x 75 mm, 890g.
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Sony A99 II Scores


Imaging score
85
Features score
88
Value for money score
95
Portability score
70
Overall score
90

Olympus E-3 Scores


Imaging score
45
Features score
55
Value for money score
69
Portability score
68
Overall score
54

Olympus E-3 with Sony Alpha A99 II Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A99 II with Olympus E-3. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Sony A99 II was released in 2016, and Olympus E-3 in 2008. Alpha A99 II is newer, which is a plus. E-3 8 years older. 8 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A99 II is greater than that of E-3. The difference of 32 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Sony A99 II has a larger 3-inch Articulated screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Articulated screen.
Alpha A99 II has electronic viewfinder, and the E-3 doesn’t have. Viewfinder Alpha A99 II has a higher resolution of 2359k dots, E-3 has a resolution of no electronic viewfinderk dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha A99 II has 5.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A99 II has 5.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A99 II E-3
Brand Sony Olympus
Model Alpha A99 II E-3
Announced September, 2016 February, 2008
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 2
Number of Lenses 143 45
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Articulated Articulated
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.58
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 399 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 79 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 13.00
Flash Modes Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 24 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 861.6 mm² 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 42 MP 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 25600 3200
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 None
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 490 shots 0 shots
Battery Type NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 849 g 890 g
Physical Dimensions 143 x 104 x 76 mm 142 x 116 x 75 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS Duo slots Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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