Canon G9 X has a 20.0MP 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm ) sized BSI-CMOS sensor and features DIGIC 6 processor. On the other hand, Olympus E-PL7 has a 16.0MP Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm ) sized CMOS sensor and features TruePic VII processor.
Below you can see the G9 X and E-PL7 sensor size comparison.
As seen above, Olympus E-PL7 has a 1.9x Larger sensor area than Canon G9 X. Larger sensors give photographer more control on the depth of field and blurry background compared to smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture.