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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha 5100 Specs
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PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha 5100 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: Sony Alpha 5100
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha 5100 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||8||6|
|Larger lens selection (3)||80||50|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.92|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Better Video (2)||3840 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording.
The PEN E-PL9 scores 16 points.
Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha 5100
|Larger sensor (5)||Four Thirds||APS-C|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||16.10||24.30|
|Auto Focus points (4)||121||179|
|Better sensibility (4)||200 - 25600 ISO||100 - 25600 ISO|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||350||400|
|Weighs less (2)||380g|
|More portable (2)||311cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha 5100 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the PEN E-PL9. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: the more compact size.
Yields 25 points for the Alpha 5100.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha 5100 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and Alpha 5100
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Olympus PEN E-PL9
Sony Alpha 5100
We recommend Sony Alpha 5100 as better choice.
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