Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DC GH5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs DC GH5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DC GH5 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

DC GH5

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4mm³ (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4")
  • 725g (23.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC GH5

PEN E-PL9 vs DC GH5 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 DC GH5 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DC GH5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

DC GH5

Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
725g
(23.4 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
1187cm³
(75 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the DC GH5 and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 6 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC GH5

PEN E-PL9

DC GH5

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1020.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)812
Auto Focus points (4)121225
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.62
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350410
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC GH5 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: that the battery has more stamina, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 26 points for the DC GH5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

DC GH5

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DC GH5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and DC GH5

PEN E-PL9 und DC GH5, front viewPEN E-PL9 und DC GH5, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und DC GH5, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und DC GH5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Panasonic DC GH5

6
26

We recommend Panasonic DC GH5 as better choice.

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