Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina

Olympus E-620 front
Pentax Efina front

Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina Key Specs

Olympus E-620
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 500g - 130 x 94 x 60mm
  • Launched July 2009
Pentax Efina
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-6.3) lens
  • 91g - 87 x 54 x 21mm
  • Launched June 2013
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Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina Overview

Here is a comprehensive comparison of the Olympus E-620 versus Pentax Efina, one being a Entry-Level DSLR and the other is a Ultracompact by brands Olympus and Pentax. The resolution of the E-620 (12MP) and the Efina (14MP) is very similar but the E-620 (Four Thirds) and Efina (1/2.3") possess different sensor measurements.

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The E-620 was brought out 4 years prior to the Efina and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Olympus E-620 being a Compact SLR camera and the Pentax Efina being a Ultracompact camera.

Before diving in to a detailed comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the E-620 scores against the Efina with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-620 over the Pentax Efina

 E-620 Efina 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimension2.7"2.5"Larger display (+0.2")
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Pentax Efina over the Olympus E-620

 Efina E-620 
LaunchedJune 2013July 2009Fresher by 47 months

Common features in the Olympus E-620 and Pentax Efina

 E-620 Efina 
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry your camera, you have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-620 provides exterior measurements of 130mm x 94mm x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4") along with a weight of 500 grams (1.10 lbs) while the Pentax Efina has dimensions of 87mm x 54mm x 21mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.8") and a weight of 91 grams (0.20 lbs).

Examine the Olympus E-620 versus Pentax Efina in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you have attached at that time. Following is the front view scale comparison of the E-620 and the Efina.

Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the E-620 and Efina is 71 and 97 respectively.

Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to visualize the difference between sensor sizing just by reviewing technical specs. The visual underneath should offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the E-620 and Efina.

As you have seen, both of the cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The E-620 featuring a larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field easier and the Pentax Efina will deliver greater detail having its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics much more aggressively. The older E-620 is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina sensor size comparison

Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-620 Portrait photography features
Pentax Efina Portrait photography features
focusing manually
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detection focus
exports RAW files
sensor resolution low (12MP)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-620 Street photography advice
Pentax Efina Street photography advice
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
built in image stabilization (Digital)
lighter than average in class (91g)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-620 Sports photography information
Pentax Efina Sports photography information
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports phase detect auto focus
max frames per second low (4.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
bad battery power (500 shots)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
MP count decent (14MP)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400s)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-620 Travel photography highlights
Pentax Efina Travel photography highlights
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
lack of Timelapse recording
bad battery power (500 CIPA)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
lighter than average in class (91 grams)
MP count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (26mm)
missing Timelapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-620 as a Landscape photography camera
Pentax Efina as a Landscape photography camera
focusing manually
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
screen is small (2.7")
sensor resolution low (12MP)
bad battery power (500 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse recording
pretty wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
MP count decent (14MP)
no manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.5")
manual exposure not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-620 Vlogging factors
Pentax Efina Vlogging factors
no video recording
pretty wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
provides face detection autofocus
lighter than average in class (91 grams)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone support
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Olympus E-620 vs Pentax Efina Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-620 and Pentax Efina
 Olympus E-620Pentax Efina
General Information
Make Olympus Pentax
Model Olympus E-620 Pentax Efina
Class Entry-Level DSLR Ultracompact
Launched 2009-07-06 2013-06-03
Physical type Compact SLR Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic III+ -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4032 x 3024 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 7 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 26-130mm (5.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.5-6.3
Macro focus distance - 20cm
Amount of lenses 45 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.8
Type of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 2.5 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Screen tech HyperCrystal LCD QVGA TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 95% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.48x -
Slowest shutter speed 60s 1/8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1400s
Continuous shooting rate 4.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 12.00 m 4.10 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Fill-in, Manual Auto, Auto Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/180s -
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
Maximum video resolution None 1280x720
Microphone support
Headphone support
Wireless None None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 500 gr (1.10 lb) 91 gr (0.20 lb)
Dimensions 130 x 94 x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4") 87 x 54 x 21mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 55 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.3 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 536 not tested
Battery life 500 photos 200 photos
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BLS-1 D-LI109
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage type Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card SC/SDHC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $799 $10