Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus PEN E-PL9 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs PEN E-PL9 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus PEN E-PL9 Specs

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

  • 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 vs PEN E-PL9 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: DMC GX8 an PEN E-PL9 sensor comparison

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

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

PEN E-PL9

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.10
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO200 - 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.

The DMC GX8 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL9

DMC GX8

PEN E-PL9

Auto Focus points (4)49121
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330350
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
380g
(12.3 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
311cm³
(20 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.

Yields 13 points for the PEN E-PL9.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

PEN E-PL9

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
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Olympus PEN E-PL9 Dimensions

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Olympus PEN E-PL9

11
13

We advise to choose the newest model: Olympus PEN E-PL9.

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