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Weight
Slightly lighter
357 g vs 380 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Focus points
Slightly more focus points
121 vs 81
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
108 lenses
Size Fairly small Help
PEN E-PL8115×67×38 mm
PEN E-PL9117×68×39 mm
Thickness Thin Help
1.5"
Weight Light weight Help
PEN E-PL8357 g
PEN E-PL9380 g
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
PEN E-PL8$599.00
PEN E-PL9$549.00
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Common Weaknesses
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
15.9 MP
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Focus points Few focus points Help
PEN E-PL881
PEN E-PL9121
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO

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