Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A7S Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A7S - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A7S 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 A7S

  • Introduced in June 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 12 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 50 - 409600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 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")
  • 489g (15.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7S

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A7S 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 A7S sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony Alpha A7S

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha A7S Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7S

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1012.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Auto Focus points (4)12125
Larger lens selection (3)8050
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
489g
(15.8 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
577cm³
(36 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the lower weight than the Alpha A7S. Another advantage over the Alpha A7S: the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7S

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7S

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO50 - 409600 ISO
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350380

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7S are the larger sensor, the larger sensitivity and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 14 points for the Alpha A7S.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

Alpha A7S

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha A7S Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and Alpha A7S

PEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7S, front viewPEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7S, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7S, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und Alpha A7S, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Sony Alpha A7S

29
14

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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