Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC GM1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC GM1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC GM1 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 GM1

  • Introduced in November 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 98.5 x 54.9 x 30.4mm³ (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2")
  • 204g (6.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GM1

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC GM1 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 GM1 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC GM1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

DMC GM1

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Auto Focus points (4)12123
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350220

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

The PEN E-PL9 scores 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GM1

PEN E-PL9

DMC GM1

Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
204g
(6.6 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
164cm³
(10 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GM1 are the lower weight than the PEN E-PL9 and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the DMC GM1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

DMC GM1

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Sensitivity200 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Lens selection8080
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC GM1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and DMC GM1

PEN E-PL9 und DMC GM1, front viewPEN E-PL9 und DMC GM1, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und DMC GM1, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und DMC GM1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Panasonic DMC GM1

23
4

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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