Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Canon EOS M5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs EOS M5 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Canon EOS M5 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 September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm³ (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.4")
  • 427g (13.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M5

PEN E-PL9 vs EOS M5 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 M5 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Canon EOS M5

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Canon EOS M5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice



Auto Focus points (4)12149
Larger lens selection (3)807
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350295
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
(13.8 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
(39 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the EOS M5. Another advantage over the EOS M5: the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS M5



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1024.40
Higher speed (4, frames/second)89
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.62
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M5 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 22 points for the EOS M5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Canon EOS M5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and EOS M5

PEN E-PL9 und EOS M5, front viewPEN E-PL9 und EOS M5, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und EOS M5, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und EOS M5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Canon EOS M5


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