Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs OM-D E-M1X - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X 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-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL9 vs OM-D E-M1X 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-M1X sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Olympus OM-D E-M1X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M1X

Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
997g
(32.2 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 6 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M1X

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1020.40
Higher speed (4, frames/second)818
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO64 - 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350870
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video, the built-in GPS.

Yields 24 points for the OM-D E-M1X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

OM-D E-M1X

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Olympus OM-D E-M1X Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M1X, front viewPEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M1X, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M1X, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und OM-D E-M1X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

6
24

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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