Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Olympus PEN E-PL9 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs PEN E-PL9 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Olympus PEN E-PL9 Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL9

  • 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

OM-D E-M1X vs PEN E-PL9 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:

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an PEN E-PL9 sensor comparison

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus PEN E-PL9 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL9

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)188
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870350
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video, the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL9

Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
380g
(12.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
311cm³
(20 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the PEN E-PL9.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL9

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus PEN E-PL9 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M1X und PEN E-PL9, front viewOM-D E-M1X und PEN E-PL9, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und PEN E-PL9, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und PEN E-PL9, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus PEN E-PL9

24
6

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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