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Olympus E-PL9 vs Sony A58

The Olympus PEN E-PL9 and the Sony Alpha SLT-A58 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in February 2018 and February 2013. The E-PL9 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the A58 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a Four Thirds (E-PL9) and an APS-C (A58) sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 15.9 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 19.8 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Olympus E-PL9 versus Sony A58
Olympus E-PL9 Sony A58
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Micro Four Thirds lenses Sony A mount lenses
15.9 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 19.8 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 200-6,400 (100 - 25,600) ISO 100-16,000 (100 - 25,600)
No viewfinder, LCD framing Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 2.7 LCD, 460k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
8.6 shutter flaps per second 5 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
350 shots per battery charge690 shots per battery charge
117 x 68 x 39 mm, 380 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm, 492 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus PEN E-PL9 and the Sony Alpha SLT-A58? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Olympus E-PL9 and the Sony A58. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The E-PL9 can be obtained in four different colors (black, brown, blue, white), while the A58 is only available in black.

Size Olympus E-PL9 vs Sony A58
Compare E-PL9 versus A58 top
Comparison E-PL9 or A58 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A58 is considerably larger (54 percent) than the Olympus E-PL9. Moreover, the A58 is markedly heavier (29 percent) than the E-PL9. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the E-PL9 nor the A58 are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the E-PL9 gets 350 shots out of its BLS-50 battery, while the A58 can take 690 images on a single charge of its NP-FM500H power pack.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Olympus E-PL9 117 mm 68 mm 39 mm 380 g 350 n Feb 2018 599 i
2.
 
Sony A58 129 mm 95 mm 78 mm 492 g 690 n Feb 2013 599 i
3.
 
Nikon D3200 125 mm 96 mm 77 mm 505 g 540 n Apr 2012 599 i
4.
 
Olympus E-PL10 117 mm 68 mm 39 mm 380 g 350 n Oct 2019 599 i
5.
 
Olympus E-M10 III 122 mm 84 mm 50 mm 410 g 330 n Aug 2017 649 i
6.
 
Olympus E-PL8 115 mm 67 mm 38 mm 357 g 350 n Sep 2016 549 i
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 II 120 mm 83 mm 47 mm 390 g 320 n Aug 2015 649 i
8.
 
Olympus E-M10 119 mm 82 mm 46 mm 396 g 320 n Jan 2014 699 i
9.
 
Olympus E-PL7 115 mm 67 mm 38 mm 357 g 350 n Aug 2014 599 i
10.
 
Olympus E-PL6 111 mm 64 mm 38 mm 325 g 360 n May 2013 599 i
11.
 
Olympus E-PL5 111 mm 64 mm 38 mm 325 g 360 n Sep 2012 599 i
12.
 
Olympus E-PM2 110 mm 64 mm 34 mm 269 g 360 n Sep 2012 499 i
13.
 
Olympus E-PL3 110 mm 64 mm 37 mm 313 g 300 n Jun 2011 599 i
14.
 
Sony A68 143 mm 104 mm 81 mm 610 g 540 n Nov 2015 699 i
15.
 
Sony A5100 110 mm 63 mm 36 mm 283 g 400 n Aug 2014 549 i
16.
 
Sony A6000 120 mm 67 mm 45 mm 344 g 360 n Feb 2014 599 i
17.
 
Sony A3000 128 mm 91 mm 85 mm 411 g 470 n Aug 2013 329 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The two cameras under review were launched at the same price and fall into the same market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Olympus E-PL9 features a Four Thirds sensor and the Sony A58 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the A58 is 63 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.0 and 1.5. The sensor in the E-PL9 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the A58 offers a 3:2 aspect.

Olympus E-PL9 and Sony A58 sensor measures

With 19.8MP, the A58 offers a higher resolution than the E-PL9 (15.9MP), but the A58 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.31μm versus 3.76μm for the E-PL9) due to its larger sensor. However, the E-PL9 is a much more recent model (by 4 years and 11 months) than the A58, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A58 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A58 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.3 x 18.2 inches or 69.3 x 46.1 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.8 x 14.5 inches or 55.4 x 36.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.1 inches or 46.2 x 30.8 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-PL9 are 23 x 17.3 inches or 58.5 x 43.9 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.8 x 35.1 cm for very good quality, and 15.4 x 11.5 inches or 39 x 29.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Olympus PEN E-PL9 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha SLT-A58 are ISO 100 to ISO 16000, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

E-PL9 versus A58 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Olympus E-PL9 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
2.
 
Sony A58 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.312.5753 74
3.
 
Nikon D3200 APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/30p24.113.21131 81
4.
 
Olympus E-PL10 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
5.
 
Olympus E-M10 III Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
6.
 
Olympus E-PL8 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p...... ..
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.112.5842 73
8.
 
Olympus E-M10 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.3884 72
9.
 
Olympus E-PL7 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.4873 72
10.
 
Olympus E-PL6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p...... ..
11.
 
Olympus E-PL5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.3889 72
12.
 
Olympus E-PM2 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.2932 72
13.
 
Olympus E-PL3 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i20.910.3499 52
14.
 
Sony A68 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.113.5701 79
15.
 
Sony A5100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.812.71347 80
16.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.11347 82
17.
 
Sony A3000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.712.81068 78

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the E-PL9 provides a higher video resolution than the A58. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Sony is limited to 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the A58 has an electronic viewfinder (1440k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the E-PL9 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Olympus E-PL9 and Sony A58 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Olympus E-PL9none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.6 Y Y
2.
 
Sony A581440 n 2.7 460 tilting n 1/4000s 5.0 Y Y
3.
 
Nikon D3200optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
4.
 
Olympus E-PL10none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.6 Y Y
5.
 
Olympus E-M10 III2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.6 Y Y
6.
 
Olympus E-PL8optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 II2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
8.
 
Olympus E-M101440 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
9.
 
Olympus E-PL7optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
10.
 
Olympus E-PL6optional n 3.0 460 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
11.
 
Olympus E-PL5optional n 3.0 460 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
12.
 
Olympus E-PM2optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
13.
 
Olympus E-PL3optional n 3.0 460 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y
14.
 
Sony A681440 Y 2.7 460 tilting n 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony A5100none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
16.
 
Sony A60001440 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
17.
 
Sony A3000202 n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The E-PL9 has a touchscreen, while the A58 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The E-PL9 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the A58 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the E-PL9 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Olympus E-PL9 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The E-PL9 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A58 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The E-PL9 supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the A58 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Olympus PEN E-PL9 and Sony Alpha SLT-A58 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Olympus E-PL9Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
2.
 
Sony A58YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
3.
 
Nikon D3200YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
4.
 
Olympus E-PL10Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Olympus E-M10 IIIYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
6.
 
Olympus E-PL8Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
8.
 
Olympus E-M10Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Olympus E-PL7Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Olympus E-PL6Ystereomono--mini2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-PL5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-PM2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
13.
 
Olympus E-PL3Ystereo---mini2.0---
14.
 
Sony A68YstereomonoY-micro2.0---
15.
 
Sony A5100-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony A6000Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony A3000Ystereomono--mini2.0---

It is notable that the E-PL9 offers wifi support, while the A58 does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

Both the E-PL9 and the A58 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The A58 was replaced by the Sony A68, while the E-PL9 was followed by the Olympus E-PL10. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Olympus and Sony websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Olympus E-PL9 or the Sony A58 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Olympus PEN E-PL9:

  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.7") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 460k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8.6 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (117x68mm vs 129x95mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 112g or 23 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 4 years and 11 months of technical progress since the A58 launch.

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Advantages of the Sony Alpha SLT-A58:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (19.8 vs 15.9MP), which boosts linear resolution by 14%.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (690 versus 350) out of a single battery charge.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in February 2013).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the E-PL9 is the clear winner of the match-up (15 : 5 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

E-PL9 15:05 A58

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-PL9 and the Sony A58 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the E-PL9 and the A58 in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Olympus E-PL9..+..4.5/54/5 Feb 2018 599 i
2.
 
Sony A583/5....4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 599 i
3.
 
Nikon D32005/5+ +73/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2012 599 i
4.
 
Olympus E-PL10....77/100..4/5 Oct 2019 599 i
5.
 
Olympus E-M10 III..+80/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2017 649 i
6.
 
Olympus E-PL8......4.5/54/5 Sep 2016 549 i
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 II4.5/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Aug 2015 649 i
8.
 
Olympus E-M104/5..80/1005/55/5 Jan 2014 699 i
9.
 
Olympus E-PL74/5+..5/54/5 Aug 2014 599 i
10.
 
Olympus E-PL6.......... May 2013 599 i
11.
 
Olympus E-PL53/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 599 i
12.
 
Olympus E-PM23/5..77/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 499 i
13.
 
Olympus E-PL33/5+ +72/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2011 599 i
14.
 
Sony A683/5....4/54/5 Nov 2015 699 i
15.
 
Sony A51004.5/5+..4.5/55/5 Aug 2014 549 i
16.
 
Sony A60005/5+80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2014 599 i
17.
 
Sony A30003/5+..4/54/5 Aug 2013 329 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Olympus E-PL9 vs Sony A58

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Olympus E-PL9 Sony A58
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses Sony A mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2018 February 2013
    Launch Price USD 599 USD 599
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-PL9 Sony A58
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 15.9 Megapixels 19.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 5456 x 3632 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm 4.31 μm
    Pixel Density 7.08 MP/cm2 5.41 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 6,400 ISO 100 - 16,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic VIII BIONZ
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 74
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 23.3
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 12.5
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 753
    Screen Specs Olympus E-PL9 Sony A58
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.57x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 2.7inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 460k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-PL9 Sony A58
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 8.6 shutter flaps/s 5 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I no
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-PL9 Sony A58
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Olympus E-PL9 Sony A58
    Battery Type BLS-50 NP-FM500H
    Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots per charge690 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 117 x 68 x 39 mm
    (4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in)
    129 x 95 x 78 mm
    (5.1 x 3.7 x 3.1 in)
    Camera Weight 380 g (13.4 oz) 492 g (17.4 oz)

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