Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs YI M1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs M1 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs YI M1 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

M1

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113.5 x 64.3 x 33.6mm³ (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.3")
  • 300g (9.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for M1

PEN E-PL9 vs M1 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 M1 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS YI M1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

M1

Sensor cleaning (3)
Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Auto Focus points (4)12181
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and the articulated display.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose YI M1

PEN E-PL9

M1

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1020.16
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)350380
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
300g
(9.7 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
245cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the M1 are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: the lower weight than the PEN E-PL9 and the more compact size.

Yields 16 points for the M1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

M1

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Lens selection8080
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS YI M1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and M1

PEN E-PL9 und M1, front viewPEN E-PL9 und M1, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und M1, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und M1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

YI M1

18
16

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