Sony a9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera Specs Comparison

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Sony a9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera Specs Comparison
Sony a9Olympus E-M1X
AnnouncedApr 19, 2017Jan 24, 2019
Price (Body Only)$4,500 USD$2,999 USD
Body TypeSLR MirrorlessSLR Mirrorless
Sensor TypeFull Frame Exmor RS CMOS (35.6 x 23.8 mm)Four Thirds Live MOS (17.4 x 13.0 mm)
Image Size (Pixels)6,000 x 4,0005,184 x 3,888
Effective Pixels24.2 megapixels20.4 megapixels
Image Stabilization5-axis image stabilization5-axis image stabilization
Lens MountE-mountMicro Four Thirds
Focal Length Multiplierx 1.0x 2.0
ISO100 – 51,200200 – 25,600
File FormatJPEG
RAW (14-bit)
RAW (12-bit)
Number of Focus Points693121
Screen Type3″ TFT Tilt Screen3″ TFT Vari-Angle Monitor
Touch ScreenYesYes
Number of Screen Dots1,440,0001,037,000
Viewfinder TypeElectricElectric
Viewfinder Resolution3,686,4002,360,000
Shutter Speed1/32,000 sec to 30 sec1/32,000 sec to 60 sec
Continuous Shooting20 fps20 fps
Silent ShutterYesYes
Built-in FlashNoNo
Video Resolution4K: 3,840 x 2,160 (24/30p 100M)
FHD: 1,920 x 1,080 (120p 100M)
C4K: 4,096 x 2,160 (24p 237M)
4K: 3,840 x 2,160 (24/25/30p 102M)
FHD: 1,920 x 1,80 (24/25/30p 202M)
Audio In (Microphone)YesYes
Audio Out (Headphone)YesYes
Media SlotDual SD/SDHC/SDXC CardsDual SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards
Battery TypeNP-FZ100BLH-1
Battery Life (Still Images)480 shots (viewfinder)
650 shots (LCD monitor)
870 shots
2,580 shots (Using quick mode)
Battery Life (Movies)105 min (viewfinder)
120 min (LCD monitor)
170 min
350 min (When zoom and other operational functions are not used)
USB ChargingYesYes
DimensionsW = 126.9 mm
H = 95.6 mm
D = 63.0 mm
W = 144.4 mm
H = 146.8 mm
D = 75.4 mm
Weight588 g (body only)
673 g (with battery & memory card)
849 g (body only)
997 g (with 2 batterie & 2 memory cards)
Timelapse RecordingYes (with the future
firmware update)
Other FeaturesBlackout-free shooting, Anti-distortion shutter, Realtime Eye AF & Animal Eye AF (Future Update)IPX1 Weatherproof, Tripod High Res Shot, Handheld High Res Shot, Live ND
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