Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Leica CL Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs CL - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Leica CL 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 November 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 131 x 78 x 45mm³ (5.2" x 3.1" x 1.8")
  • 400g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for CL

PEN E-PL9 vs CL 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 CL sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Leica CL

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Leica CL Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice



Sensor cleaning (3)
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Larger lens selection (3)8011
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350220
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
(29 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and the articulated display. A recommendation of the PEN E-PL9 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica CL



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1024.32
Higher speed (4, frames/second)810
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the CL are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the larger sensitivity and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 20 points for the CL.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Similar weight380g400g
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Leica CL Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and CL

PEN E-PL9 und CL, front viewPEN E-PL9 und CL, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und CL, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und CL, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Leica CL


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