Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Comparison



Let’s compare the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Olympus OM-D E-M5 III and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9. While Olympus OM-D E-M5 III has 4/3 sensor, Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 has 35mm sensor and 20.4 has a 20.4 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Sony Alpha ILCE-A9
  Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Sony
Megapixels 20.4 24.2
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.0x
AA Filter None Fixed
Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings AUTO ISO: LOW (approx. 64) - 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 64) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Advanced Dual FAST AF: Hybrid Phase-detect/Contrast-detect AF, 121 AF points, all cross-type; All target, group target (25, 9 or 5-area), single target (normal/small) Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO ISO: LOW (approx. 64) - 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 64) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 60 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 26 364
AW Buffer Size 23 240
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px) 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF; 2.68M-dot OLED, 1.20x - 1.37x magnification, 100% coverage, 27mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor EVF: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3,686K-dot Quad VGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, Approx. 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard), STD 60fps / HI 120fps, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4096x2160 (24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm external mic jack, 2.5mm wired remote jack Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 480 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 14.6 oz (414 g) includes batteries 23.7 oz (673 g) includes batteries
Size 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in. (125 x 85 x 50 mm) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in. (127 x 96 x 63 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $1,199.00 Buy from Amazon for $3,498.00
Release Date 2019-11-30 2017-04-15