Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus PEN E-PL9 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

GFX 50R vs PEN E-PL9 - Side by side

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Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus PEN E-PL9 Specs

GFX 50R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Medium format
  • 51 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount G-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 160.7 x 96.5 x 66.4mm³ (6.3" x 3.8" x 2.6")
  • 775g (25.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for GFX 50R

PEN E-PL9

  • Introduced in February 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 117.1 x 68 x 39mm³ (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5")
  • 380g (12.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL9

GFX 50R vs PEN E-PL9 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: GFX 50R and PEN E-PL9 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Olympus PEN E-PL9 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm GFX 50R a better choice

GFX 50R

PEN E-PL9

Larger sensor (5)Medium formatFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)51.4016.10
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.361.04
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)400350
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the GFX 50R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The GFX 50R scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL9

GFX 50R

PEN E-PL9

Higher speed (4, frames/second)38
Auto Focus points (4)117121
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)580
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Weighs less (2)775g
(25.0 oz.)
380g
(12.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1030cm³
(65 cu.in.)
311cm³
(20 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the superior video recording, the lower weight than the GFX 50R and the more compact size.

Yields 26 points for the PEN E-PL9.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

GFX 50R

PEN E-PL9

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Olympus PEN E-PL9 Dimensions

Look at front view of the GFX 50R and PEN E-PL9

GFX 50R und PEN E-PL9, front viewGFX 50R und PEN E-PL9, front view

Top view of cameras

GFX 50R und PEN E-PL9, view from aboveGFX 50R und PEN E-PL9, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Olympus PEN E-PL9

19
26

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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