Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Nikon Z7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs Z7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Nikon Z7 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

Z7

  • Introduced in August 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 46 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 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 Z7

PEN E-PL9 vs Z7 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 Z7 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Nikon Z7

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Nikon Z7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

Z7

Larger lens selection (3)803
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350330
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
675g
(21.8 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
909cm³
(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 Z7: the lower weight than the Z7 and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 12 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Z7

PEN E-PL9

Z7

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1045.70
Higher speed (4, frames/second)89
Auto Focus points (4)121493
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO64 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
External microphone (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Z7 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 Z7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

Z7

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Nikon Z7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and Z7

PEN E-PL9 und Z7, front viewPEN E-PL9 und Z7, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und Z7, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und Z7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Nikon Z7

12
28

We recommend Nikon Z7 as better choice.

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