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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina

Portability
72
Imaging
33
Features
32
Overall
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Olympus SP-565UZ front
 
Pentax Efina front
Portability
97
Imaging
38
Features
26
Overall
33

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina Key Specs

Olympus SP-565UZ
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 413g - 116 x 84 x 81mm
  • Revealed January 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 SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Ultracompact by manufacturers Olympus and Pentax. There exists a significant gap between the image resolutions of the SP-565UZ (10MP) and Efina (14MP) but they possess the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The SP-565UZ was manufactured 5 years prior to the Efina which is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Olympus SP-565UZ being a Compact camera and the Pentax Efina being a Ultracompact camera.

Before getting straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a short view of how the SP-565UZ matches up against the Efina in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-565UZ over the Pentax Efina

 SP-565UZ Efina 
Focus manually More exact focusing

Reasons to pick Pentax Efina over the Olympus SP-565UZ

 Efina SP-565UZ 
LaunchedJune 2013January 2009Newer by 53 months

Common features in the Olympus SP-565UZ and Pentax Efina

 SP-565UZ Efina 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.5"2.5"Equivalent display measurements
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to travel with your camera often, you'll have to consider its weight and volume. The Olympus SP-565UZ comes with outside dimensions of 116mm x 84mm x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs) while the Pentax Efina has sizing of 87mm x 54mm x 21mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.8") and a weight of 91 grams (0.20 lbs).

Take a look at the Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you use during that time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the SP-565UZ versus the Efina.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SP-565UZ and Efina is 72 and 97 respectively.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina Sensor Comparison

Normally, it's difficult to see the gap between sensor dimensions merely by reading specs. The picture underneath will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the SP-565UZ and Efina.

All in all, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Pentax Efina to deliver more detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop images far more aggressively. The more aged SP-565UZ is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Portrait photography features
Pentax Efina Portrait photography features
39
you can focus manually
delivers RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
34
resolution is good (14MP)
provides face detection focus
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Street photography features
Pentax Efina Street photography features
56
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
64
image stabilization (Digital)
lighter than others (91 grams)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Sports photography features
Pentax Efina Sports photography features
33
amazing zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
35
image stabilization (Digital)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400s)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Olympus SP-565UZ
Travel photography with Pentax Efina
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built-in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
great reach (520mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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lighter than others (91 grams)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
does not have a selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Landscape photography info
Pentax Efina Landscape photography info
40
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.5 inch)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of Timelapse mode
38
relatively wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
lack of manual exposure
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ as a Vlogging camera
Pentax Efina as a Vlogging camera
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reasonably wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external microphone support
33
relatively wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
provides face detection focus
lighter than others (91g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic support
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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax Efina Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-565UZ and Pentax Efina
 Olympus SP-565UZPentax Efina
General Information
Company Olympus Pentax
Model type Olympus SP-565UZ Pentax Efina
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Ultracompact
Revealed 2009-01-15 2013-06-03
Physical type Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 143 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-520mm (20.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.5-6.3
Macro focusing distance 1cm 20cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5 inches 2.5 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology - QVGA TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 1 secs 1/8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1400 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 6.40 m (ISO 200) 4.10 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, Auto Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 @ 30 fps/15 fps, 320 x 240 @ 30 fps/15 fps 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Mic 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 413 grams (0.91 lbs) 91 grams (0.20 lbs)
Dimensions 116 x 84 x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") 87 x 54 x 21mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 30 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 18.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 68 not tested
Other
Battery life - 200 photos
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA D-LI109
Self timer Yes (12 or 2 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type xD Picture Card, Internal SC/SDHC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $400 $10