Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Comparison

Let’s compare the Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S.

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 Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S. Both cameras have 4/3 sensors but Olympus PEN E-PL8 has a 16.1 MP and Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S has a 10.2 MP resolution.

  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S
  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Panasonic
Megapixels 16.1 10.2
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) 3680 x 2760 (10.2 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 160 - Max 51200
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, iISO, 160 - 51200 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, extendable to 80 - 204800
Startup Time 1.1 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 Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye detection, Tracking, 225-area, Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
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, iISO, 160 - 51200 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps, extendable to 80 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 600
AW Buffer Size 120
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots 1,620,000 dots (405,000 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 3680K-dot OLED, 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps) 4096x2160 (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, MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Both Slots 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) USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, HDMI Type-A, 2.5mm Wired Remote Jack, 3.5mm External Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, TC In/Out via Flash Sync Terminal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth No Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 1860mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens 23.3 oz (660 g) includes batteries
Size 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in. (117 x 68 x 38 mm) 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4 in. (139 x 98 x 87 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $399.00 Buy from Amazon for $2,215.00
Release Date 2016-10-15 2018-02-22