Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A7 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A7 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 A7

  • Introduced in September 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 50 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm³ (5.0" x 3.7" x 1.9")
  • 474g (15.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A7 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 A7 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony Alpha A7

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha A7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7

Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Auto Focus points (4)121117
Larger lens selection (3)8050
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350340
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
474g
(15.3 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
577cm³
(36 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Alpha A7: the lower weight than the Alpha A7 and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1024.30
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO50 - 25600 ISO
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 16 points for the Alpha A7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha A7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and Alpha A7

PEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7, front viewPEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Sony Alpha A7

29
16

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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