Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sigma sd Quattro Compare

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PEN E-PL9 vs sd Quattro - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sigma sd Quattro 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

sd Quattro

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 29 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 0 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount SA
  • No WiFi
  • 147 x 95.1 x 90.8mm³ (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6")
  • 625g (20.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for sd Quattro

PEN E-PL9 vs sd Quattro 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 sd Quattro sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sigma sd Quattro

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sigma sd Quattro Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

sd Quattro

Sensor cleaning (3)
Higher speed (4, frames/second)83
Auto Focus points (4)1219
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)80
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21600
Longer battery life (3, photos)350300
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
625g
(20.2 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
1269cm³
(80 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

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 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 sd Quattro. Another advantage over the sd Quattro: 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 38 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sigma sd Quattro

PEN E-PL9

sd Quattro

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1029.00
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.62
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the sd Quattro are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 14 points for the sd Quattro.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sigma sd Quattro Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and sd Quattro

PEN E-PL9 und sd Quattro, front viewPEN E-PL9 und sd Quattro, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und sd Quattro, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und sd Quattro, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Sigma sd Quattro

38
14

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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