Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Canon EOS R Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs EOS R - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Canon EOS R 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 R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

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

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

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

EOS R

Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Larger lens selection (3)804
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
660g
(21.3 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the optical image stabilizer, the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 16 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS R

PEN E-PL9

EOS R

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1031.30
Auto Focus points (4)1215955
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 40000 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350370
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: 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.

Yields 27 points for the EOS R.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

EOS R

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Canon EOS R Dimensions

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Canon EOS R

16
27

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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