Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC GX7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC GX7 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic DMC GX7 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 GX7

  • Introduced in September 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 122.6 x 70.7 x 43.3mm³ (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.7")
  • 402g (13.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GX7

PEN E-PL9 vs DMC GX7 Sensors

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This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: PEN E-PL9 an DMC GX7 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC GX7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

DMC GX7

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1016.00
Auto Focus points (4)12123
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)350320
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
375cm³
(24 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus 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 16 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GX7

PEN E-PL9

DMC GX7

Higher speed (4, frames/second)89

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX7 are that the camera is faster.

Yields 4 points for the DMC GX7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

DMC GX7

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Sensitivity200 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Lens selection8080
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Similar weight380g402g
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic DMC GX7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and DMC GX7

PEN E-PL9 und DMC GX7, front viewPEN E-PL9 und DMC GX7, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und DMC GX7, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und DMC GX7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Panasonic DMC GX7

16
4

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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