Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-Pro1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs X-Pro1 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-Pro1 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 May 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 200 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Hybrid
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • No WiFi
  • 139.5 x 81.8 x 42.5mm³ (5.5" x 3.2" x 1.7")
  • 450g (14.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-Pro1

PEN E-PL9 vs X-Pro1 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-Pro1 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Fujifilm X-Pro1

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-Pro1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)86
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO200 - 6400 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)8025
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350300
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
(14.5 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
(31 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

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 built-in flash. A nice touch is the optical image stabilizer, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the PEN E-PL9 is made easy by the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the X-Pro1. Another advantage over the X-Pro1: the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 40 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X-Pro1



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.23

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-Pro1 are the larger sensor and that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 7 points for the X-Pro1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



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Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-Pro1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and X-Pro1

PEN E-PL9 und X-Pro1, front viewPEN E-PL9 und X-Pro1, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und X-Pro1, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und X-Pro1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Fujifilm X-Pro1


We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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