Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A6500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A6500 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A6500 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

Alpha A6500

  • Introduced in October 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 120 x 66.9 x 53.3mm³ (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.1")
  • 453g (14.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A6500

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A6500 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 Alpha A6500 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony Alpha A6500

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha A6500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A6500

Larger lens selection (3)8050
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
453g
(14.6 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
428cm³
(27 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the larger selection of lenses, that the display has a higher resolution and the lower weight than the Alpha A6500. Another advantage over the Alpha A6500: the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A6500

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A6500

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1024.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)811
Auto Focus points (4)121425
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A6500 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 24 points for the Alpha A6500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A6500

Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha A6500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and Alpha A6500

PEN E-PL9 und Alpha A6500, front viewPEN E-PL9 und Alpha A6500, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und Alpha A6500, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und Alpha A6500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Sony Alpha A6500

9
24

We recommend Sony Alpha A6500 as better choice.

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