Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Nikon Z6 Compare

Here you can find digital cameras comparison. Pick up with the best rating.

Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs Z6 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Nikon Z6 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 August 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Z Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm³ (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7")
  • 675g (21.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Z6

PEN E-PL9 vs Z6 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 Z6 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Nikon Z6

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Nikon Z6 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice



Larger lens selection (3)803
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350330
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
(21.8 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
(57 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Z6: the lower weight than the Z6 and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 12 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Z6



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1024.50
Higher speed (4, frames/second)812
Auto Focus points (4)121273
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
External microphone (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Z6 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Nikon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the connector for an external microphone, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 28 points for the Z6.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Nikon Z6 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and Z6

PEN E-PL9 und Z6, front viewPEN E-PL9 und Z6, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und Z6, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und Z6, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Nikon Z6


We recommend Nikon Z6 as better choice.

Visual data, advantage info and scores © 2019 PalCamerasWest.com. All rights reserved.