Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A7R II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A7R II - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A7R 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 A7R II

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 42 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4")
  • 625g (20.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7R II

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A7R 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 A7R II sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony Alpha A7R II

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha A7R II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7R II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Larger lens selection (3)8050
Built-in flash (2)
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350340
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
625g
(20.2 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
732cm³
(46 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the Alpha A7R II. Another advantage over the Alpha A7R II: the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7R II

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7R II

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1042.40
Auto Focus points (4)121399
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.29
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7R II 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 display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 22 points for the Alpha A7R II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7R II

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha A7R II Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and Alpha A7R II

PEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7R II, front viewPEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7R II, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7R II, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7R II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Sony Alpha A7R II

18
22

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