Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X Comparison

Let’s compare the Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X.

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-M1X. Both cameras have 4/3 sensors but Olympus PEN E-PL8 has a 16.1 MP and Olympus OM-D E-M1X has a 20.4 MP resolution.

  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Olympus OM-D E-M1X
  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front Olympus OM-D E-M1X Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Olympus
Megapixels 16.1 20.4
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) 5184 x 3888 (20.2 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 (approx. 64) - 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 64) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Startup Time 0.8 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 imager AF: Hybrid Phase-detect/Contrast-detect AF, 121 AF points, all cross-type; All target, group target (5-area / 9- area / 25-area), single target (normal / small), custom target (1-4)
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 (approx. 64) - 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 - 6400); Manual ISO: Low (approx. 64) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/32000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 49
AW Buffer Size 49
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots 1,037,000 dots (345,667 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 Yes
Viewfinder No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder EVF; High-speed (120fps) low latency (6ms) 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.48x - 1.65x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps) 4096x2160 (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 Yes
SD UHS Support Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-II
Microphone Jack No Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) Micro HDMI (Type-D), USB 3.0 Type C, 3.5mm external mic jack, 3.5mm external headphone jack, 2.5mm wired remote jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth No Yes
Built-In GPS No Yes
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA)
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable 1720mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens 35.2 oz (997 g) includes batteries
Size 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in. (117 x 68 x 38 mm) 5.7 x 5.8 x 3.0 in. (144 x 147 x 75 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $399.00 Buy from Amazon for $2,999.00
Release Date 2016-10-15 2019-02-28