Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 III Comparison

Let’s compare the Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 III.

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 Olympus OM-D E-M10 III. Both cameras have 4/3 sensors but Olympus PEN E-PL8 has a 16.1 MP and Olympus OM-D E-M10 III has a 16.1 MP resolution.

  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Olympus OM-D E-M10 III
  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front Olympus OM-D E-M10 III Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Olympus
Megapixels 16.1 16.1
Sensor Type Live MOS Live MOS
Sensor Format 4/3 4/3
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 2.0x 2.0x
AA Filter Fixed None
Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3) 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 200 - 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: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-6400) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Startup Time 1.0 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 High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 121-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (Normal/Small) / Eye Detection (Nearer, Left, Right) / Magnified (up to 14x, over 800 AF points)
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: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-6400) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 33
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots 1,037,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder EVF; 2.36M-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 1.23x magnification (0.62x 35mm eq.), 19.2mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
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 1/250s Built-in Flash, 1/200s External Flash*; *FL-50R: 1/180s
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) Micro-B USB 2.0, Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth No No
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 330 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable BLS-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens 17.7 oz (503 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in. (117 x 68 x 38 mm) 4.8 x 3.3 x 1.9 in. (122 x 84 x 50 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $399.00 Buy from Amazon for $499.00
Release Date 2016-10-15 2017-09-30