Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC G6 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC G6 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC G6 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 G6

  • Introduced in May 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 122.5 x 84.6 x 71.4mm³ (4.8" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 390g (12.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC G6

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC G6 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 DMC G6 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC G6 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

DMC G6

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)87
Auto Focus points (4)12123
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350340
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
740cm³
(47 cu.in.)

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 the superior video recording. A recommendation of the PEN E-PL9 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC G6

PEN E-PL9

DMC G6

External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC G6 are the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 2 points for the DMC G6.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

DMC G6

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Similar weight380g390g
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC G6 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and DMC G6

PEN E-PL9 und DMC G6, front viewPEN E-PL9 und DMC G6, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und DMC G6, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und DMC G6, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Panasonic DMC G6

27
2

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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