Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Nikon D5600 Comparison

Let’s compare the Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Nikon D5600.

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 D5600. While Olympus PEN E-PL8 has 4/3 sensor, Nikon D5600 has APS-C sensor and 16.1 has a 16.1 MP and Nikon D5600 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Nikon D5600
  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front Nikon D5600 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 in steps of 1/3 EV
Startup Time 0.2 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 OVF: 39-point (9 cross type) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 DX; Live View: Contrast detect with Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-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 steps of 1/3 EV
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 100
AW Buffer Size 8
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No Yes
Selfie Screen Yes Yes
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, 0.82x mag., 17mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +0.5 diopter, Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen; Eye sensor
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: Stereo Linear PCM)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
SD UHS Support UHS-I compliant
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) Type C mini-HDMI with CEC, Accessory Terminal (MC-DC2 remote cord or GP-1 GPS unit), 3.5mm stereo mic 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) 970 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens 23.6 oz (670 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 2.8 in. (124 x 97 x 70 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2016-10-15 2017-01-15