Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A6000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A6000 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Sony Alpha A6000 Specs


  • 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 A6000

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 120 x 66.9 x 45.1mm³ (4.7″ x 2.6″ x 1.8″)
  • 344g (11.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A6000

PEN E-PL9 vs Alpha A6000 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:

Advantage: Sony Alpha A6000

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha A6000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice


Alpha A6000

Larger lens selection (3)

80 50
Image stabilizer (3)

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.92
Touch screen (2)

Better Video (2)

3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
More portable (2)

(20 cu.in.)
(23 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A6000


Alpha A6000

Larger sensor (5)

Four Thirds APS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

16.10 24.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

8 11
Auto Focus points (4)

121 179
Better sensibility (4)

200 – 25600 ISO 100 – 25600 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)

350 360

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A6000 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 25 points for the Alpha A6000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Alpha A6000

Sensor cleaning

Built-in flash

Articulated screen

Similar weight

380g 344g

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Sony Alpha A6000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and Alpha A6000

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Sony Alpha A6000


We recommend Sony Alpha A6000 as better choice.

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