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Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF

Portability
77
Imaging
44
Features
31
Overall
38
Olympus E-400 front
 
Pentax KF front
Portability
63
Imaging
73
Features
81
Overall
76

Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF Key Specs

Olympus E-400
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 435g - 130 x 91 x 53mm
  • Released September 2006
  • Updated by Olympus E-410
Pentax KF
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 102400
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 684g - 126 x 93 x 74mm
  • Launched November 2022
  • Superseded the Pentax K-70
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Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF Overview

Let's look more closely at the Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras by competitors Olympus and Pentax. There exists a significant gap among the image resolutions of the E-400 (10MP) and KF (24MP) and the E-400 (Four Thirds) and KF (APS-C) have totally different sensor measurements.

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The E-400 was introduced 17 years before the KF which is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before getting into a in depth comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the E-400 scores versus the KF when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-400 over the Pentax KF

 E-400 KF 

Reasons to pick Pentax KF over the Olympus E-400

 KF E-400 
LaunchedNovember 2022September 2006Newer by 196 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen dimensions3.00"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution1040k215kCrisper screen (+825k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Olympus E-400 and Pentax KF

 E-400 KF 
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to travel with your camera regularly, you'll have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-400 provides outside dimensions of 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") and a weight of 435 grams (0.96 lbs) whilst the Pentax KF has dimensions of 126mm x 93mm x 74mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.9") with a weight of 684 grams (1.51 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have attached at the time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the E-400 and the KF.

Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the E-400 and KF is 77 and 63 respectively.

Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is difficult to see the gap in sensor dimensions just by viewing a spec sheet. The picture here might provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the E-400 and KF.

Clearly, both of these cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The E-400 using its smaller sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field more challenging and the Pentax KF will result in extra detail using its extra 14MP. Higher resolution will let you crop pictures more aggressively. The more aged E-400 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF sensor size comparison

Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus E-400
Portrait photography with Pentax KF
46
manual focus
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
no liveview
no manual control
resolution not great (10MP)
83
has manual focus
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-400 as a Street photography camera
Pentax KF as a Street photography camera
60
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
73
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
very good high ISO (102,400)
heavier than average in class (684 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-400 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax KF as a Sports photography camera
38
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports phase detect AF
no liveview
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (10MP)
75
high shutter speed (1/6,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
weather sealing
sensor has phase detect auto focus
continuous shooting slow (6.0 frames per second)
not so great battery power (410 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus E-400
Travel photography with Pentax KF
49
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse mode
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
66
weather sealing
decent MP (24MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
not so great battery power (410 shots)
heavier than average in class (684 grams)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus E-400
Landscape photography with Pentax KF
45
manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
small screen (2.5")
no liveview
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
does not have Timelapse mode
80
has manual focus
swap lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
screen is a decent size (3.00 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
very good high ISO (102,400)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
not so great battery power (410 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-400 Vlogging factors
Pentax KF Vlogging factors
9
no video shooting
73
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes mic port
heavier than average in class (684g)
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Olympus E-400 vs Pentax KF Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-400 and Pentax KF
 Olympus E-400Pentax KF
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Pentax
Model type Olympus E-400 Pentax KF
Type Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Released 2006-09-14 2022-11-09
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds APS-C
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 3:2
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 1600 102400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 3 11
Cross type focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds Pentax KAF2
Available lenses 45 161
Crop factor 2.1 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen size 2.5 inches 3.00 inches
Screen resolution 215 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x 0.63x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/6000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames per sec 6.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 10.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash + redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync, manual
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
Max video resolution None 1920x1080
Video data format - MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 435g (0.96 pounds) 684g (1.51 pounds)
Physical dimensions 130 x 91 x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") 126 x 93 x 74mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 410 photos
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID - D-LI109
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 secs, continuous)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $599 $850