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Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90

Portability
86
Imaging
53
Features
81
Overall
64
Olympus PEN E-PL7 front
 
Pentax Optio H90 front
Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30

Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90 Key Specs

Olympus E-PL7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 357g - 115 x 67 x 38mm
  • Announced September 2014
  • Old Model is Olympus E-PL6
  • Replacement is Olympus E-PL8
Pentax H90
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 153g - 101 x 65 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90 Overview

In this write-up, we are comparing the Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90, one is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Compact by competitors Olympus and Pentax. There is a crucial difference between the image resolutions of the E-PL7 (16MP) and H90 (12MP) and the E-PL7 (Four Thirds) and H90 (1/2.3") use different sensor sizes.

Photography Glossary

The E-PL7 was revealed 4 years after the H90 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Olympus E-PL7 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Pentax H90 being a Compact camera.

Before going in to a detailed comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the E-PL7 scores vs the H90 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-PL7 over the Pentax H90

 E-PL7 H90 
RevealedSeptember 2014January 2010More modern by 56 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1037k230kClearer display (+807k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax H90 over the Olympus E-PL7

 H90 E-PL7 

Common features in the Olympus E-PL7 and Pentax H90

 E-PL7 H90 
Focus manually Dial exact focus

Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera, you will have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-PL7 enjoys exterior dimensions of 115mm x 67mm x 38mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.5") along with a weight of 357 grams (0.79 lbs) while the Pentax H90 has dimensions of 101mm x 65mm x 28mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.1") with a weight of 153 grams (0.34 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Underneath is the front view physical size comparison of the E-PL7 and the H90.

Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the E-PL7 and H90 is 86 and 93 respectively.

Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its hard to imagine the difference between sensor sizes just by looking at specs. The pic underneath should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the E-PL7 and H90.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The E-PL7 having a larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF easier and the Olympus E-PL7 will resolve greater detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop images a little more aggressively. The more modern E-PL7 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-PL7 Portrait photography details
Pentax H90 Portrait photography details
71
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
27
you can focus manually
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-PL7 Street photography factors
Pentax H90 Street photography factors
84
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
comes with focus via touch
above average high ISO (25,600)
56
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-PL7 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax H90 as a Sports photography camera
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes tracking autofocus
does not have phase detect autofocus
31
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus E-PL7
Travel photography with Pentax H90
85
comes with focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
selfie friendly screen
57
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-PL7 Landscape photography information
Pentax H90 Landscape photography information
79
you can focus manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
above average high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
36
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-PL7 Vlogging features
Pentax H90 Vlogging features
78
selfie friendly screen
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
includes face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone socket
28
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic port
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Olympus E-PL7 vs Pentax H90 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-PL7 and Pentax H90
 Olympus PEN E-PL7Pentax Optio H90
General Information
Company Olympus Pentax
Model Olympus PEN E-PL7 Pentax Optio H90
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2014-09-01 2010-01-25
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic VII Prime
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 25600 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 81 9
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.5-5.9
Macro focus distance - 10cm
Number of lenses 107 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 1,037 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 8.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash 4.00 m
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 357 grams (0.79 lb) 153 grams (0.34 lb)
Dimensions 115 x 67 x 38mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.5") 101 x 65 x 28mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 72 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 22.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.4 not tested
DXO Low light score 873 not tested
Other
Battery life 350 pictures -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model BLS-50 D-LI68
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail price $499 $150