Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic Lumix S1R Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs Lumix S1R - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Panasonic Lumix S1R 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

Lumix S1R

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 47 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 – 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 148.9 x 110 x 96.7mm³ (5.9″ x 4.3″ x 3.8″)
  • 1020g (32.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Lumix S1R

PEN E-PL9 vs Lumix S1R 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:

Advantage: Panasonic Lumix S1R

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic Lumix S1R Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice


Lumix S1R

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

8 6
Larger lens selection (3)

80 11
Built-in flash (2)

Weighs less (2)

(12.3 oz.)
(32.9 oz.)
More portable (2)

(20 cu.in.)
(100 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the lower weight than the Lumix S1R and the more compact size.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic Lumix S1R


Lumix S1R

Larger sensor (5)

Four Thirds Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

16.10 47.30
Auto Focus points (4)

121 225
Better sensibility (4)

200 – 25600 ISO 100 – 51200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 2.10
External microphone (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

350 400
USB 3.0 (2)

Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Lumix S1R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: that the battery has more stamina, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today’s image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 27 points for the Lumix S1R.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Lumix S1R

Sensor cleaning

Image stabilizer

Articulated screen

Touch screen

Video resolution

3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Panasonic Lumix S1R Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and Lumix S1R

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Panasonic Lumix S1R


We recommend Panasonic Lumix S1R as better choice.

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