Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC GF8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC GF8 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC GF8 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 GF8

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 106.5 x 64.6 x 33.3mm³ (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3")
  • 266g (8.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GF8

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC GF8 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 GF8 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC GF8 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

DMC GF8

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)86
Auto Focus points (4)12123
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350230

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 optical image stabilizer, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 21 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GF8

PEN E-PL9

DMC GF8

Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
266g
(8.6 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
229cm³
(14 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GF8 are the larger sensitivity, the lower weight than the PEN E-PL9 and the more compact size.

Yields 8 points for the DMC GF8.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

DMC GF8

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC GF8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and DMC GF8

PEN E-PL9 und DMC GF8, front viewPEN E-PL9 und DMC GF8, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und DMC GF8, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und DMC GF8, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Panasonic DMC GF8

21
8

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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