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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Hasselblad X1D Specs
All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL9
All specs: Main page for X1D
PEN E-PL9 vs X1D 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:Advantage: Hasselblad X1D
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Hasselblad X1D Other Specs Comparison
Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice
|Sensor cleaning (3)|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||8||3|
|Auto Focus points (4)||121||1|
|Larger lens selection (3)||80||3|
|Built-in flash (2)|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.92|
|Articulated monitor (2)|
|Better Video (2)||3840 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||350|
|Weighs less (2)||380g|
|More portable (2)||311cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the PEN E-PL9 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the X1D and the more compact size.
The PEN E-PL9 scores 32 points.
Otherwise why to choose Hasselblad X1D
|Larger sensor (5)||Four Thirds||Medium format|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||16.10||50.00|
|Better sensibility (4)||200 - 25600 ISO||100 - 25600 ISO|
|External microphone (2)|
|USB 3.0 (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the X1D are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the connector for an external microphone, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.
Yields 20 points for the X1D.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Hasselblad X1D Dimensions|
Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and X1D
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Olympus PEN E-PL9
We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.
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