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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 15.9 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Size
Slightly smaller
98×58×31 mm vs 115×67×38 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Weight
Lighter
206 g vs 357 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.5"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$359.00 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $240 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus PEN E-PL8

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Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 235 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The PEN E-PL8's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
PowerShot G9 X Mark II98×58×31 mm
PEN E-PL8115×67×38 mm
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Fewer buttons
Thickness Thin Help
PowerShot G9 X Mark II1.2"
PEN E-PL81.5"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
PowerShot G9 X Mark II$359.00
PEN E-PL8$599.00
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing

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Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
PowerShot G9 X Mark II
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Olympus PEN E-PL8
PEN E-PL8
Olympus

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