Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Canon EOS M3 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs EOS M3 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Canon EOS M3 Specs


  • 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


  • Introduced in April 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 110.9 x 68 x 44.4mm³ (4.4" x 2.7" x 1.7")
  • 366g (11.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M3

PEN E-PL9 vs EOS M3 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 M3 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Canon EOS M3

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Canon EOS M3 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice



Higher speed (4, frames/second)84
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)807
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350250

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 optical image stabilizer and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the PEN E-PL9 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS M3



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1024.40
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M3 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 12 points for the EOS M3.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Similar weight380g366g
Similar size311cm³335cm³
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Canon EOS M3 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and EOS M3

PEN E-PL9 und EOS M3, front viewPEN E-PL9 und EOS M3, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und EOS M3, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und EOS M3, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Canon EOS M3


We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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