Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs OM-D E-M1 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 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

OM-D E-M1

  • Introduced in September 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130.14 x 93.5 x 63.1mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.5")
  • 497g (16.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1

PEN E-PL9 vs OM-D E-M1 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:

Info graphic: PEN E-PL9 an OM-D E-M1 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M1

Auto Focus points (4)12181
Built-in flash (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
497g
(16.0 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
768cm³
(48 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the built-in flash and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the PEN E-PL9 is made easy by the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1 and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 12 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1

PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M1

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1016.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)810
External microphone (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 11 points for the OM-D E-M1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M1

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Sensitivity200 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and OM-D E-M1

PEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M1, front viewPEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M1, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M1, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Olympus OM-D E-M1

12
11

We advise to choose the newest model: Olympus PEN E-PL9.

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