• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Olympus E-PL9 advantages over Panasonic G100

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 64 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 54 mm
    Thinner
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic G100 advantages over Olympus E-PL9

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1840k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • 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 Olympus E-PL7

Olympus E-PL9
Olympus E-PL7
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-PL7
  • $781
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Olympus E-PL9
Panasonic GX85
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic G100
Panasonic GX85
  • $781
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-PL8

Olympus E-PL9
Olympus E-PL8
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $280
  • 4/3
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-PL8
  • $781
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $280
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus E-M5 III

Olympus E-PL9
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $781
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Olympus E-M10 IV

Olympus E-PL9
Olympus E-M10 IV
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Newer
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M10 IV
  • $781
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
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