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



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

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

  Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II Olympus OM-D E-M5 III
  Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II Front Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Olympus
Megapixels 24.2 20.4
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Format 35mm 4/3
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 2.0x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 51200 Min 200 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 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
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 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) 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)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800 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
Shutter Speed Range 1/32000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 361 26
AW Buffer Size 239 23
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px) 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No Yes
Selfie Screen No Yes
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type 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 EVF; 2.68M-dot OLED, 1.20x - 1.37x magnification, 100% coverage, 27mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p) 4096x2160 (24p)
Video File Format XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support Dual SD UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), Multi Micro-B USB 2.0, Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm external mic jack, 2.5mm wired remote jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots
Battery Types NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 23.9 oz (678 g) 14.6 oz (414 g) includes batteries
Size 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.1 in. (129 x 96 x 78 mm) 4.9 x 3.4 x 2.0 in. (125 x 85 x 50 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $4,500.00 Buy from Amazon for $1,199.00
Release Date 2019-11-15 2019-11-30