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Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3

Portability
77
Imaging
44
Features
31
Overall
38
Olympus E-400 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
30
Overall
31

Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3 Key Specs

Olympus E-400
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 435g - 130 x 91 x 53mm
  • Released September 2006
  • Updated by Olympus E-410
Sony G3
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-10.0) lens
  • 185g - 97 x 59 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2009
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Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3 Overview

Lets look closer at the Olympus E-400 versus Sony G3, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Olympus and Sony. The image resolution of the E-400 (10MP) and the G3 (10MP) is relatively well matched but the E-400 (Four Thirds) and G3 (1/2.3") feature different sensor dimensions.

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The E-400 was unveiled 3 years earlier than the G3 and that is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras come with different body type with the Olympus E-400 being a Compact SLR camera and the Sony G3 being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a in-depth comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the E-400 scores vs the G3 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-400 over the Sony G3

 E-400 G3 

Reasons to pick Sony G3 over the Olympus E-400

 G3 E-400 
IntroducedJanuary 2009September 2006Fresher by 28 months
Screen dimension3.5"2.5"Bigger screen (+1")
Screen resolution921k215kSharper screen (+706k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Olympus E-400 and Sony G3

 E-400 G3 
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry your camera often, you have to factor its weight and size. The Olympus E-400 features outer dimensions of 130mm x 91mm x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") accompanied by a weight of 435 grams (0.96 lbs) and the Sony G3 has specifications of 97mm x 59mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus E-400 versus Sony G3 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you use during that time. Here is the front view size comparison of the E-400 and the G3.

Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the E-400 and G3 is 77 and 94 respectively.

Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3 Sensor Comparison

Often, its difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing purely by reading through a spec sheet. The photograph below will offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the E-400 and G3.

As you can see, both the cameras have got the exact same MP albeit different sensor sizing. The E-400 offers the bigger sensor which will make achieving shallow DOF less difficult. The older E-400 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-400 Portrait photography factors
Sony G3 Portrait photography factors
46
manual focus
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
no liveview feature
lack of manual mode
resolution not great (10MP)
26
manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-400 as a Street photography camera
Sony G3 as a Street photography camera
60
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-400 Sports photography factors
Sony G3 Sports photography factors
38
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports phase detect autofocus
no liveview feature
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
23
has image stabilization (Optical)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,000s)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-400 as a Travel photography camera
Sony G3 as a Travel photography camera
49
flash built-in
lack of Timelapse mode
resolution not great (10MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
50
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse function
low megapixels (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-400 Landscape photography features
Sony G3 Landscape photography features
45
manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
screen is small (2.5")
no liveview feature
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
resolution not great (10MP)
lack of Timelapse mode
36
manual focus
big screen (3.5 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-400 Vlogging factors
Sony G3 Vlogging factors
9
no video recording
27
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of microphone support
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Olympus E-400 vs Sony G3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-400 and Sony G3
 Olympus E-400Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3
General Information
Company Olympus Sony
Model Olympus E-400 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3
Category Entry-Level DSLR Small Sensor Compact
Released 2006-09-14 2009-01-08
Physical type Compact SLR Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 3 9
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 35-140mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.5-10.0
Available lenses 45 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.5" 3.5"
Display resolution 215 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.46x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 seconds 1 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames per sec 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 10.00 m (at ISO 100) 4.30 m (Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, Auto FP, Manual, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution None 640x480
Video data format - Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 435g (0.96 pounds) 185g (0.41 pounds)
Dimensions 130 x 91 x 53mm (5.1" x 3.6" x 2.1") 97 x 59 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at launch $599 $200