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Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9

Portability
97
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
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Olympus VG-110 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 front
Portability
62
Imaging
61
Features
90
Overall
72

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9 Key Specs

Olympus VG-110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-108mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 105g - 92 x 54 x 20mm
  • Announced February 2011
Panasonic G9
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 658g - 137 x 97 x 92mm
  • Announced November 2017
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Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9 Overview

Here is a comprehensive analysis of the Olympus VG-110 and Panasonic G9, one being a Ultracompact and the other is a Pro Mirrorless by competitors Olympus and Panasonic. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the VG-110 (12MP) and G9 (20MP) and the VG-110 (1/2.3") and G9 (Four Thirds) possess different sensor sizes.

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The VG-110 was brought out 7 years earlier than the G9 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer different body type with the Olympus VG-110 being a Ultracompact camera and the Panasonic G9 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before going through a more detailed comparison, below is a short summation of how the VG-110 matches up versus the G9 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus VG-110 over the Panasonic G9

 VG-110 G9 

Reasons to pick Panasonic G9 over the Olympus VG-110

 G9 VG-110 
AnnouncedNovember 2017February 2011Fresher by 82 months
Focus manually More precise focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1040k230kClearer display (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Olympus VG-110 and Panasonic G9

 VG-110 G9 

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry your camera regularly, you'll need to factor its weight and proportions. The Olympus VG-110 has got exterior measurements of 92mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8") along with a weight of 105 grams (0.23 lbs) while the Panasonic G9 has measurements of 137mm x 97mm x 92mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 3.6") along with a weight of 658 grams (1.45 lbs).

See the Olympus VG-110 and Panasonic G9 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are employing at the time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the VG-110 and the G9.

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the VG-110 and G9 is 97 and 62 respectively.

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9 top view buttons comparison

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to imagine the difference in sensor sizing purely by looking through specs. The photograph here will give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the VG-110 and G9.

All in all, the two cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The VG-110 due to its smaller sensor is going to make getting bokeh tougher and the Panasonic G9 will provide you with more detail having its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics a little more aggressively. The older VG-110 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9 sensor size comparison

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus VG-110 Portrait photography factors
Panasonic G9 Portrait photography factors
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includes face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
76
you can focus manually
MP count decent (20MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Olympus VG-110
Street photography with Panasonic G9
48
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
75
fully articulated screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
offers touch to focus
environment proof
above average high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus VG-110 Sports photography advice
Panasonic G9 Sports photography advice
24
includes tracking focus
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (170 CIPA)
lacks phase detect autofocus
70
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
fast shooting (20.0 frames per second)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes tracking autofocus
environment proof
bad battery (400 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus VG-110 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic G9 as a Travel photography camera
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flash built-in
really wide (27mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
not so great battery life (170 CIPA)
megapixel count low (12MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
70
environment proof
has bluetooth
offers touch to focus
MP count decent (20MP)
selfie friendly screen
bad battery (400 per charge)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus VG-110 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic G9 as a Landscape photography camera
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really wide (27mm)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
not so great battery life (170 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
76
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count decent (20MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
does not have low pass filter
above average high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
two card slots
bad battery (400 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus VG-110 Vlogging features
Panasonic G9 Vlogging features
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really wide (27mm)
includes face detect autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
does not have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have microphone port
77
selfie friendly screen
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detection focusing
high video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes external microphone socket
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Olympus VG-110 vs Panasonic G9 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus VG-110 and Panasonic G9
 Olympus VG-110Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
General Information
Make Olympus Panasonic
Model type Olympus VG-110 Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Category Ultracompact Pro Mirrorless
Announced 2011-02-08 2017-11-08
Physical type Ultracompact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by TruePic III -
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3968 x 2976 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 1600 25600
Lowest native ISO 80 200
RAW photos
Lowest boosted ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 225
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens zoom range 27-108mm (4.0x) -
Maximal aperture f/2.9-6.5 -
Macro focusing range 1cm -
Number of lenses - 107
Focal length multiplier 5.8 2.1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 3,680 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.83x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/8000s
Maximum silent shutter speed - 1/32000s
Continuous shooting rate - 20.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.70 m no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 640x480 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 105g (0.23 pounds) 658g (1.45 pounds)
Dimensions 92 x 54 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8") 137 x 97 x 92mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 170 photographs 400 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LI-70B DMW-BLF19
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)
Card slots One Dual
Launch cost $150 $1,500