Sony A9 with Olympus E-M1 Comparison

Sony A9 and Olympus E-M1 Main Features

  • April, 2017
  • October, 2013
  • 24 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3686k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 20.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 127 x 96 x 63 mm, 673g.
  • 130 x 94 x 63 mm, 497g.
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Sony A9 Scores


Imaging score
78
Features score
92
Value for money score
92
Portability score
78
Overall score
90

Olympus E-M1 Scores


Imaging score
52
Features score
85
Value for money score
88
Portability score
82
Overall score
76

Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Sony Alpha A9 Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A9 with Olympus OM-D E-M1. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A9 was released in 2017, and Olympus E-M1 in 2013. Alpha A9 is newer, which is a plus. OM-D E-M1 4 years older. 4 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A9 is greater than that of OM-D E-M1. The difference of 8 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder Alpha A9 has a higher resolution of 3686k dots, OM-D E-M1 has a resolution of 2360k dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha A9 has 10.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A9 has 10.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A9 OM-D E-M1
Brand Sony Olympus
Model Alpha A9 OM-D E-M1
Announced April, 2017 October, 2013
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 2
Number of Lenses 116 103
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels 1037k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3686
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.74
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 693 81
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 20.0 fps 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync (2nd curtain), Manual
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.6 x 23.8 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 847.3 mm² 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 51200 25600
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 204800 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 H.264, Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 650 shots 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100 BLN-1
Physical
Weight 673 g 497 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 63 mm 130 x 94 x 63 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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