Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-A2 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs X-A2 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-A2 Specs


  • 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


  • Introduced in January 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 200 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 116.9 x 66.9 x 40mm³ (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.6")
  • 350g (11.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-A2

PEN E-PL9 vs X-A2 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 X-A2 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Fujifilm X-A2

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-A2 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO200 - 6400 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)8025
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X-A2



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Longer battery life (3, photos)350410

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-A2 are the larger sensor and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 8 points for the X-A2.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Articulated screen
Similar weight380g350g
Similar size311cm³313cm³
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-A2 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and X-A2

PEN E-PL9 und X-A2, front viewPEN E-PL9 und X-A2, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und X-A2, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und X-A2, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Fujifilm X-A2


We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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