Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-T30 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs X-T30 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-T30 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 February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 26 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 118.4 x 82.8 x 46.8mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.8")
  • 383g (12.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-T30

PEN E-PL9 vs X-T30 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-T30 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Fujifilm X-T30

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-T30 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice



Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO200 - 12800 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)8025
Image stabilizer (3)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
(29 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 12 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X-T30



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1026.10
Auto Focus points (4)121425
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350380

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-T30 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 19 points for the X-T30.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Speed (frames/second)88
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Similar weight380g383g
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-T30 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and X-T30

PEN E-PL9 und X-T30, front viewPEN E-PL9 und X-T30, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und X-T30, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und X-T30, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Fujifilm X-T30


We recommend Fujifilm X-T30 as better choice.

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