Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Leica TL2 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs TL2 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Leica TL2 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 July 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 94.00mm (3.7") Monitor
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134 x 69 x 33mm³ (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
  • 400g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for TL2

PEN E-PL9 vs TL2 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 TL2 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Leica TL2

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Leica TL2 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)350250

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.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica TL2



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1024.32
Higher speed (4, frames/second)820
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.30
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the TL2 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 22 points for the TL2.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Similar weight380g400g
Similar size311cm³305cm³
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Leica TL2 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and TL2

PEN E-PL9 und TL2, front viewPEN E-PL9 und TL2, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und TL2, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und TL2, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Leica TL2


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