Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Canon EOS M5 Comparison

Let’s compare the Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Canon EOS M5.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Olympus PEN E-PL8 and Canon EOS M5. While Olympus PEN E-PL8 has 4/3 sensor, Canon EOS M5 has APS-C sensor and 16.1 has a 16.1 MP and Canon EOS M5 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Canon EOS M5
  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front Canon EOS M5 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Canon
Megapixels 16.1 24.2
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.6x
AA Filter Fixed Fixed
Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type 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 Hybrid PDAF/CDAF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection; Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection; Face+Tracking AF
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 27
AW Buffer Size 18
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen Yes Yes
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder 0.39"-type 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, diopter correction, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps) 1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo))
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack No Yes
Headphone Jack No No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/200
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) Micro USB, Micro (Type-D) HDMI, 3.5mm external mic jack, wired remote jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth No Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 295 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens 19.6 oz (557 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in. (117 x 68 x 38 mm) 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4 in. (116 x 89 x 61 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2016-10-15 2016-11-15