Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Nikon D3500 Comparison

Let’s compare the Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Nikon D3500.

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 Nikon D3500. While Olympus PEN E-PL8 has 4/3 sensor, Nikon D3500 has APS-C sensor and 16.1 has a 16.1 MP and Nikon D3500 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Nikon D3500
  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front Nikon D3500 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Nikon
Megapixels 16.1 24.2
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.5x
AA Filter Fixed None
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
Startup Time 0.4 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 OVF: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, 1 cross-type, 10 line-type; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
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
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 100
AW Buffer Size 13
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes No
Viewfinder No / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.85x mag., 18mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +0.5 diopter, Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Focus Peaking Yes No
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 MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Monaural Linear PCM)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack No No
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) Type-C Mini HDMI with CEC, USB 2.0
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes No
NFC No No
Bluetooth No Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 1550 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens 21.7 oz (615 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in. (117 x 68 x 38 mm) 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in. (124 x 97 x 70 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $399.00 Buy from Amazon for $396.95
Release Date 2016-10-15 2018-09-15