Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs PEN E-PL5 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 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

PEN E-PL5

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 110.5 x 63.7 x 38.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 325g (10.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL5

PEN E-PL9 vs PEN E-PL5 Sensors

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This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: PEN E-PL9 an PEN E-PL5 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

PEN E-PL5

Auto Focus points (4)12135
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL5

PEN E-PL9

PEN E-PL5

Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
325g
(10.5 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
269cm³
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL5 are the lower weight than the PEN E-PL9 and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the PEN E-PL5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

PEN E-PL5

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Resolution (megapixel)16.1016.10
Speed (frames/second)88
Sensor cleaning
Sensitivity200 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Lens selection8080
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and PEN E-PL5

PEN E-PL9 und PEN E-PL5, front viewPEN E-PL9 und PEN E-PL5, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und PEN E-PL5, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und PEN E-PL5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Olympus PEN E-PL5

15
4

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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