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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R

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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R vs Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R better than Panasonic Lumix DC-G9?

  • 189g lighter
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    469gvs658g
  • Has a two-stage shutter
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  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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  • Has a flash
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  • Can create panoramas in-camera
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  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • 61.21% less body volume
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    474.3cm³vs1222.588cm³
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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Why is Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 better than Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R?

  • 144 more focus points
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    225vs81
  • 26.88% more megapixels (main camera)
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    20.3MPvs16MP
  • 90shots longer battery life
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    400shotsvs310shots
  • 2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    20fpsvs10fps
  • Has a built-in focus motor
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  • 3k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    1040k dotsvs1037k dots
  • Has dual card slots
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  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    2vs1

Price comparison

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

ProductStorePrice
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX G9 4K Digital Camera, 20...Panasonic LUMIX G9 4K Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera Plus 80 Megapixel High-Resolution Mode, 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2.0, 3-Inch LCD, DC-G9 (Black)
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$997.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro F...Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only) with Panasonic DMW-BGG9 Battery Grip Bundle (2 Items)
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$1,345.98
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX G9 Mirrorless Camera Bod...Panasonic LUMIX G9 Mirrorless Camera Body w/Digital Slave Flash & 64GB Bundle
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$1,497.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX DC-G9LEB-K G9 Mirrorless...Panasonic LUMIX DC-G9LEB-K G9 Mirrorless Camera with Leica 12-60 mm Lens - Black
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$1,716.56
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic Lumix G9 Mirrorless Camera Bod...Panasonic Lumix G9 Mirrorless Camera Body 20.3 MP G9KBODY, Lexar 64GB High Speed SD Card U3, Polaroid 72" Monopod, Spare Battery, Battery Charger, Ritz Gear Cleaning Kit and Accessory Bundle
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$1,197.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera, 1...Panasonic LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera, 12-60mm Power O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 5 Axis In-Body Dual Image Stabilization, 3-Inch Tilt and Touch LCD, DMC-G85MK (Black)
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$697.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro F...Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-60mm Lens + Essential Starter Accessory Bundle incl. Wide-Angle & Telephoto Conversion Lens, Gadget Bag, Slave Flash & More
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$1,797.00
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX G95 20.3 Megapixel Mirro...Panasonic LUMIX G95 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Micro Four Thirds Lens, 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2, 4K 24p 30p Video, Pre-Installed V-Log L, 3” Flip-Out Touchscreen - DC-G95MK (Black)
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$997.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX FZ1000 4K Point and Shoo...Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera, 16X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens, 21.1 Megapixels, 1 Inch High Sensitivity Sensor, DMC-FZ1000 (USA BLACK)
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$497.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX GX9 4K Mirrorless ILC Ca...Panasonic LUMIX GX9 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera Body with 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, DC-GX9MK (USA Black)
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$797.99

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.weight

469g

658g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.Has a hot shoe
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

17.3 x 13mm

17.3 x 13mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

81

225

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

16MP

20.3MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

10fps

20fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.Has timelapse function
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
5.supports slow-motion video recording
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
6.supports AVCHD format
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

310shots

400shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.Has a remote control
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has an HDMI output
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.supports a remote smartphone
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II + Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Price comparison

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

ProductStorePrice
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX G9 4K Digital Camera, 20...Panasonic LUMIX G9 4K Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera Plus 80 Megapixel High-Resolution Mode, 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2.0, 3-Inch LCD, DC-G9 (Black)
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$997.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro F...Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only) with Panasonic DMW-BGG9 Battery Grip Bundle (2 Items)
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$1,345.98
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX G9 Mirrorless Camera Bod...Panasonic LUMIX G9 Mirrorless Camera Body w/Digital Slave Flash & 64GB Bundle
Amazon logo
$1,497.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX DC-G9LEB-K G9 Mirrorless...Panasonic LUMIX DC-G9LEB-K G9 Mirrorless Camera with Leica 12-60 mm Lens - Black
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$1,716.56
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic Lumix G9 Mirrorless Camera Bod...Panasonic Lumix G9 Mirrorless Camera Body 20.3 MP G9KBODY, Lexar 64GB High Speed SD Card U3, Polaroid 72" Monopod, Spare Battery, Battery Charger, Ritz Gear Cleaning Kit and Accessory Bundle
Amazon logo
$1,197.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera, 1...Panasonic LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera, 12-60mm Power O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 5 Axis In-Body Dual Image Stabilization, 3-Inch Tilt and Touch LCD, DMC-G85MK (Black)
Amazon logo
$697.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro F...Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-60mm Lens + Essential Starter Accessory Bundle incl. Wide-Angle & Telephoto Conversion Lens, Gadget Bag, Slave Flash & More
Amazon logo
$1,797.00
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX G95 20.3 Megapixel Mirro...Panasonic LUMIX G95 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Micro Four Thirds Lens, 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2, 4K 24p 30p Video, Pre-Installed V-Log L, 3” Flip-Out Touchscreen - DC-G95MK (Black)
Amazon logo
$997.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX FZ1000 4K Point and Shoo...Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera, 16X LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens, 21.1 Megapixels, 1 Inch High Sensitivity Sensor, DMC-FZ1000 (USA BLACK)
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$497.99
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 AmazonPanasonic LUMIX GX9 4K Mirrorless ILC Ca...Panasonic LUMIX GX9 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera Body with 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, DC-GX9MK (USA Black)
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$797.99

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