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Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000

Portability
80
Imaging
63
Features
88
Overall
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 III front
 
Olympus Stylus 9000 front
Portability
92
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 Key Specs

Olympus E-M5 III
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 414g - 125 x 85 x 50mm
  • Released October 2019
  • Replaced the Olympus E-M5 II
  • Replacement is OM System OM-5
Olympus 9000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 50 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-280mm (F3.2-5.9) lens
  • 225g - 96 x 60 x 31mm
  • Introduced May 2009
  • Also referred to as mju 9000
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Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 Overview

Here, we will be contrasting the Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Small Sensor Compact and both of them are sold by Olympus. There exists a significant gap between the image resolutions of the E-M5 III (20MP) and 9000 (12MP) and the E-M5 III (Four Thirds) and 9000 (1/2.3") boast totally different sensor dimensions.

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The E-M5 III was manufactured 10 years after the 9000 which is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature different body design with the Olympus E-M5 III being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus 9000 being a Compact camera.

Before going straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a short overview of how the E-M5 III scores vs the 9000 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M5 III over the Olympus 9000

 E-M5 III 9000 
IntroducedOctober 2019May 2009More modern by 127 months
Focus manually More exact focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kClearer screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus 9000 over the Olympus E-M5 III

 9000 E-M5 III 

Common features in the Olympus E-M5 III and Olympus 9000

 E-M5 III 9000 

Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera often, you will want to factor its weight and size. The Olympus E-M5 III offers physical dimensions of 125mm x 85mm x 50mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 2.0") and a weight of 414 grams (0.91 lbs) while the Olympus 9000 has specifications of 96mm x 60mm x 31mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 225 grams (0.50 lbs).

Analyze the Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have chosen at that time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the E-M5 III compared to the 9000.

Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the E-M5 III and 9000 is 80 and 92 respectively.

Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its difficult to see the contrast between sensor sizes merely by reviewing specs. The picture underneath will provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the E-M5 III and 9000.

All in all, each of these cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The E-M5 III because of its bigger sensor will make getting shallow DOF less difficult and the Olympus E-M5 III will offer greater detail due to its extra 8MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The more modern E-M5 III will have a benefit in sensor technology.

Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Portrait photography advice
Olympus 9000 Portrait photography advice
77
you can focus manually
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
21
manual focus not available
no manual control
no external flash support
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus E-M5 III
Street photography with Olympus 9000
84
screen articulates
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
has touch focus
weather sealing
great high ISO (25,600)
53
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (225g)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Sports photography features
Olympus 9000 Sports photography features
76
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
silent shooting (1/32,000s)
high max fps (30.0 fps)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features tracking focus
weather sealing
has phase detect AF
not so great battery power (310 CIPA)
27
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Travel photography information
Olympus 9000 Travel photography information
77
weather sealing
supports bluetooth
has touch focus
MP count decent (20MP)
screen is selfie friendly
not so great battery power (310 per charge)
58
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
very long reach (280mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (225 grams)
low megapixels (12MP)
does not have selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III Landscape photography highlights
Olympus 9000 Landscape photography highlights
78
you can focus manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
great high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
not so great battery power (310 per charge)
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decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-M5 III as a Vlogging camera
Olympus 9000 as a Vlogging camera
84
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detect focusing
high res video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
has microphone support
27
decently wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
does not have selfie friendly display
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (225g)
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Olympus E-M5 III vs Olympus 9000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M5 III and Olympus 9000
 Olympus OM-D E-M5 IIIOlympus Stylus 9000
General Information
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus OM-D E-M5 III Olympus Stylus 9000
Also referred to as - mju 9000
Category Advanced Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Released 2019-10-17 2009-05-14
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic VIII -
Sensor type MOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.4 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 226.2mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 3968 x 2976
Highest native ISO 25600 1600
Min native ISO 200 50
RAW support
Min enhanced ISO 64 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 121 -
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-280mm (10.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.2-5.9
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Number of lenses 107 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.9
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.68x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/2000s
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/32000s -
Continuous shutter speed 30.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 5.00 m
Flash settings Auto, redeye, fill, off, redeye slow sync, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/250s -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 237 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 4096x2160 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 414 grams (0.91 pounds) 225 grams (0.50 pounds)
Physical dimensions 125 x 85 x 50mm (4.9" x 3.3" x 2.0") 96 x 60 x 31mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 310 shots -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery ID BLN-1 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $1,199 $300