• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus E-PL9 advantages over Nikon B600

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.75 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 280 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 99 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.6 fps vs 7.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon B600 advantages over Olympus E-PL9

  • Less expensive
    $297* vs $549
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P610

Olympus E-PL9
Nikon P610
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon B600
Nikon P610
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon SX540 HS

Olympus E-PL9
Canon SX540 HS
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Nikon B600
Canon SX540 HS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $365
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Manual focus

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Olympus E-PL9
Panasonic GX85
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $565
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Nikon B600
Panasonic GX85
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $565
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-PL8

Olympus E-PL9
Olympus E-PL8
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $599
  • 4/3
Nikon B600
Olympus E-PL8
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Olympus E-PL9
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Nikon B600
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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