Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm GFX 50S Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

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

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm GFX 50S Specs

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 50S

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • 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
  • 147.5 x 94.2 x 91.4mm³ (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6")
  • 920g (29.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for GFX 50S

PEN E-PL9 vs GFX 50S 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: PEN E-PL9 and GFX 50S sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Fujifilm GFX 50S

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

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

GFX 50S

Higher speed (4, frames/second)83
Auto Focus points (4)121117
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)805
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
920g
(29.7 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
1270cm³
(80 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 50S and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm GFX 50S

PEN E-PL9

GFX 50S

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsMedium format
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1051.40
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.36
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350400
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the GFX 50S 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.

Yields 19 points for the GFX 50S.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

GFX 50S

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

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

PEN E-PL9 und GFX 50S, front viewPEN E-PL9 und GFX 50S, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und GFX 50S, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und GFX 50S, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Fujifilm GFX 50S

26
19

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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