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


  • 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


  • 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

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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 M1 sensor comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS YI M1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice



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



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.)
(9.7 oz.)
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
(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



Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Lens selection8080
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
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

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Olympus PEN E-PL9



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