Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-T3 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs X-T3 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-T3 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

X-T3

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 26 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 92.8 x 58.8mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.3")
  • 539g (17.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-T3

PEN E-PL9 vs X-T3 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-T3 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Fujifilm X-T3

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-T3 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

X-T3

Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)8025
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
539g
(17.4 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
723cm³
(46 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the optical image stabilizer, the lower weight than the X-T3 and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 16 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X-T3

PEN E-PL9

X-T3

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1026.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)820
Auto Focus points (4)121425
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350390
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-T3 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 25 points for the X-T3.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

X-T3

Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-T3 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and X-T3

PEN E-PL9 und X-T3, front viewPEN E-PL9 und X-T3, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und X-T3, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und X-T3, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Fujifilm X-T3

16
25

We recommend Fujifilm X-T3 as better choice.

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