Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC GH4 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC GH4 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC GH4 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 GH4

  • Introduced in September 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 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
  • 132.9 x 93.4 x 83.9mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GH4

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC GH4 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 GH4 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC GH4 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

DMC GH4

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1016.05
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
600g
(19.4 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
1041cm³
(66 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the lower weight than the DMC GH4 and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 16 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GH4

PEN E-PL9

DMC GH4

Higher speed (4, frames/second)812
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350500
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GH4 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 13 points for the DMC GH4.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

DMC GH4

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC GH4 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and DMC GH4

PEN E-PL9 und DMC GH4, front viewPEN E-PL9 und DMC GH4, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und DMC GH4, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und DMC GH4, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Panasonic DMC GH4

16
13

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