Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DC GX9 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs DC GX9 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DC GX9 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

DC GX9

  • Introduced in February 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 124 x 72.1 x 46.8mm³ (4.9" x 2.8" x 1.8")
  • 450g (14.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC GX9

OM-D E-M1X vs DC GX9 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 DC GX9 sensor comparison

OM-D E-M1X vs DC GX9: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

DC GX9 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.76 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

DC GX9 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the DC GX9

Better choice: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DC GX9 Other Specs Comparison

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

OM-D E-M1X

DC GX9

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4020.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)188
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870260
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 faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DC GX9: that the battery has more stamina, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC GX9

OM-D E-M1X

DC GX9

Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.362.76
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.24
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
450g
(14.5 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
418cm³
(26 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC GX9 are the better viewfinder, the built-in flash and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 12 points for the DC GX9.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

DC GX9

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DC GX9 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and DC GX9

OM-D E-M1X und DC GX9, front viewOM-D E-M1X und DC GX9, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und DC GX9, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und DC GX9, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic DC GX9

28
12

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

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