Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-A3 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs X-A3 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-A3 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 August 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 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 40.4mm³ (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.6")
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-A3

PEN E-PL9 vs X-A3 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-A3 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Fujifilm X-A3

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-A3 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice



Higher speed (4, frames/second)86
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO200 - 6400 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)8025
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080

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 optical image stabilizer and the superior video recording.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X-A3



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1024.20
Longer battery life (3, photos)350410
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
(11.0 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-A3 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: the lower weight than the PEN E-PL9.

Yields 15 points for the X-A3.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Similar size311cm³316cm³
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-A3 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and X-A3

PEN E-PL9 und X-A3, front viewPEN E-PL9 und X-A3, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und X-A3, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und X-A3, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Fujifilm X-A3


We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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