Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs OM-D E-M10 Mark II - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II 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-M10 Mark II

  • Introduced in August 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 119.5 x 83.1 x 46.7mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.8")
  • 390g (12.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M10 Mark II

PEN E-PL9 vs OM-D E-M10 Mark II 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-M10 Mark II sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Auto Focus points (4)12181
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350320
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
464cm³
(29 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the OM-D E-M10 Mark II: the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M10 Mark II are the larger sensitivity.

Yields 4 points for the OM-D E-M10 Mark II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Resolution (megapixel)16.1016.10
Speed (frames/second)88
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Similar weight380g390g
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and OM-D E-M10 Mark II

PEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M10 Mark II, front viewPEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M10 Mark II, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M10 Mark II, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M10 Mark II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

11
4

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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