Leica SL2 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 Comparison



Let’s compare the Leica SL2 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Leica SL2 and Olympus PEN E-PL8. While Leica SL2 has 35mm sensor, Olympus PEN E-PL8 has 4/3 sensor and 47.3 has a 47.3 MP and Olympus PEN E-PL8 has a 16.1 MP resolution.

  Leica SL2 Olympus PEN E-PL8
  Leica SL2 Front Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Leica Olympus
Megapixels 47.3 16.1
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Format 35mm 4/3
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 2.0x
AA Filter None Fixed
Image Resolution 8368 x 5584 (46.7 MP, 3:2) 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 50 - Max 50000 Min 200 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Contrast-detect AF with depth mapping "Leica Object Detection AF": 225 zones; Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-Field, Zone, Face detection, object Tracking, optional Touch AF; Smart AF (autonomously selects AFs and AFc), AFs (picture taken only after successful focusing), AFc (picture can be taken at any time), AF setting can be saved High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 81-area multiple AF; All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (normal/small); Eye detection with left/right/nearest priority
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Shutter Speed Range 1/40000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 100
AW Buffer Size 78
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 2,100,000 dots 1,036,800 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No Yes
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 5.76M-dot "EyeRes" OLED, 0.78x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, 120 fps, eye sensor Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4992x3744 (30p/​25p/​24p) 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps)
Video File Format MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AAC), MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AC-3) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support Both slots support UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes No
Headphone Jack Yes No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C, HDMI 2.0b Type A; 3.5mm mic/remote and headphone/remote jacks; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA)
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 32.7 oz (928 g) includes batteries 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 5.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 in. (146 x 107 x 42 mm) 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in. (117 x 68 x 38 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $5,995.00 Buy from Amazon for $399.00
Release Date 2019-11-21 2016-10-15