Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC GX8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC GX8 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC GX8 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 GX8

  • Introduced in July 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 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
  • 133.2 x 77.9 x 63.1mm³ (5.2" x 3.1" x 2.5")
  • 487g (15.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GX8

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC GX8 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 GX8 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC GX8 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

DMC GX8

Auto Focus points (4)12149
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)350330
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
487g
(15.7 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
655cm³
(41 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the built-in flash and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DMC GX8: the lower weight than the DMC GX8 and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GX8

PEN E-PL9

DMC GX8

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1020.30
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
External microphone (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 11 points for the DMC GX8.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

DMC GX8

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Speed (frames/second)88
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC GX8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and DMC GX8

PEN E-PL9 und DMC GX8, front viewPEN E-PL9 und DMC GX8, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und DMC GX8, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und DMC GX8, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Panasonic DMC GX8

13
11

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