Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs PEN E-PL8 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 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-PL8

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • 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)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 117.1 x 68.3 x 38.4mm³ (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5")
  • 374g (12.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL8

PEN E-PL9 vs PEN E-PL8 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-PL8 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Olympus PEN E-PL8 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

PEN E-PL8

Auto Focus points (4)12181
Built-in flash (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the built-in flash and the superior video recording.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 8 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL8

No advantage for the Olympus PEN E-PL8 compared to Olympus PEN E-PL9

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

PEN E-PL8

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Resolution (megapixel)16.1016.10
Speed (frames/second)88
Sensor cleaning
Sensitivity200 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Similar weight380g374g
Similar size311cm³307cm³
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Olympus PEN E-PL8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and PEN E-PL8

PEN E-PL9 und PEN E-PL8, front viewPEN E-PL9 und PEN E-PL8, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und PEN E-PL8, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und PEN E-PL8, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Olympus PEN E-PL8

8
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We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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