Sony A9 with Olympus E-M1 MIII Comparison

Sony A9 and Olympus E-M1 MIII Main Features

  • April, 2017
  • February, 2020
  • 24 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3686k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 20.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 60.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 127 x 96 x 63 mm, 673g.
  • 134 x 91 x 69 mm, 580g.
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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 MIII Scores


Imaging score
57
Features score
96
Value for money score
75
Portability score
79
Overall score
82

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


Let's compare Sony Alpha A9 with Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A9 was released in 2017, and Olympus E-M1 MIII in 2020. OM-D E-M1 Mark III is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A9 3 years older.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A9 is greater than that of OM-D E-M1 Mark III. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. 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.
At the second camera (OM-D E-M1 Mark III), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Sony A9, the maximum ISO is greater by 25600. 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 Mark III 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 60.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A9 has 60.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A9 OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Brand Sony Olympus
Model Alpha A9 OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Announced April, 2017 February, 2020
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 Articulated
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 693 121
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 121
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 60.0 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 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 mm
Sensor Area 847.3 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 51200 25600
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 204800 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 64
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
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 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 650 shots 420 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100 BLH-1
Physical
Weight 673 g 580 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 63 mm 134 x 91 x 69 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) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II on first slot)
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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