Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Canon EOS M Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs EOS M - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Canon EOS M Specs

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

EOS M

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 77.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • No WiFi
  • 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3mm³ (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.3")
  • 298g (9.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M

PEN E-PL9 vs EOS M 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:

Infographic: PEN E-PL9 and EOS M sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Canon EOS M

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Canon EOS M Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

EOS M

Higher speed (4, frames/second)84
Auto Focus points (4)12131
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)807
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350230
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS M: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS M

PEN E-PL9

EOS M

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1018.00
External microphone (2)
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
298g
(9.6 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
233cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: the lower weight than the PEN E-PL9 and the more compact size.

Yields 16 points for the EOS M.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

EOS M

Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Canon EOS M Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and EOS M

PEN E-PL9 und EOS M, front viewPEN E-PL9 und EOS M, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und EOS M, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und EOS M, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Canon EOS M

29
16

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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