Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC G5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC G5 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC G5 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

DMC G5

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 120 x 83 x 71mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 396g (12.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC G5

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC G5 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 DMC G5 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC G5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

DMC G5

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)86
Auto Focus points (4)12123
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350340
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
707cm³
(45 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC G5

No advantage for the Panasonic DMC G5 compared to Olympus PEN E-PL9

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

DMC G5

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Built-in flash
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Similar weight380g396g
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC G5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and DMC G5

PEN E-PL9 und DMC G5, front viewPEN E-PL9 und DMC G5, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und DMC G5, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und DMC G5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Panasonic DMC G5

31
0

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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