Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Hasselblad X1D Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs X1D - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Hasselblad X1D 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 June 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Medium format
  • 50 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount XCD
  • WiFi built-in
  • 150 x 98 x 71mm³ (5.9" x 3.9" x 2.8")
  • 725g (23.4 oz.)

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:

Infographic: PEN E-PL9 and X1D sensor area comparisonAdvantage: 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)83
Auto Focus points (4)1211
Larger lens selection (3)803
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
(23.4 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
(66 cu.in.)

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 ThirdsMedium format
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1050.00
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
External microphone (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (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



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Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Hasselblad X1D Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and X1D

PEN E-PL9 und X1D, front viewPEN E-PL9 und X1D, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und X1D, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und X1D, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Hasselblad X1D


We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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