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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Sony Alpha A9 Specs
All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X
All specs: Main page for Alpha A9
OM-D E-M1X vs Alpha A9 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:Advantage: Sony Alpha A9
OM-D E-M1X vs Alpha A9: Viewfinder
OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.
Alpha A9 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.78x.
Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.
OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)
Alpha A9 (0.78x)
Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras.
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony Alpha A9 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice
|Larger lens selection (3)||80||50|
|Better Video (2)||4096 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||870||650|
|USB 3.0 (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the larger selection of lenses, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Alpha A9: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.
The OM-D E-M1X scores 12 points.
Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A9
|Larger sensor (5)||Four Thirds||Full frame|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.40||24.20|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||18||20|
|Auto Focus points (4)||121||693|
|Better sensibility (4)||64 - 25600 ISO||100 - 51200 ISO|
|Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)||2.36||3.68|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||1.44|
|Weighs less (2)||997g|
|More portable (2)||1707cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A9 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.
Yields 32 points for the Alpha A9.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Sony Alpha A9 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and Alpha A9
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Olympus OM-D E-M1X
Sony Alpha A9
We recommend Sony Alpha A9 as better choice.
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