Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A7 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A7 II - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A7 II 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 II

  • Introduced in December 2014
  • 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 95.7 x 59.7mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7 II

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

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

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7 II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Auto Focus points (4)121117
Larger lens selection (3)8050
Built-in flash (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
600g
(19.4 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
725cm³
(46 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 rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the PEN E-PL9 is made easy by the lower weight than the Alpha A7 II and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 21 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7 II

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7 II

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1024.30
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO50 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.23
External microphone (2)

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

Yields 18 points for the Alpha A7 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7 II

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

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Sony Alpha A7 II

21
18

We advise to choose the newest model: Olympus PEN E-PL9.

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