Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Comparison

Let’s compare the Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-S1.

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-S1. While Olympus PEN E-PL8 has 4/3 sensor, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has 35mm sensor and 16.1 has a 16.1 MP and Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Panasonic Lumix DC-S1
  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Panasonic
Megapixels 16.1 24.2
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.0x
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 Yes
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 100 - 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, 100-51200, expandable to 50-204800
Startup Time
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 and AI subject recognition: Auto Detection (Face, Eye, Body, Animal) / Tracking / 225-Area / Zone (Vertical/Horizontal) / Zone (Square) / Zone (Oval) / 1-Area+ / 1-Area / Pinpoint / Custom 1, 2, 3 (Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)
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, 100-51200, expandable to 50-204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 999
AW Buffer Size 90
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots 2,100,000 dots (525,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder 5,760k-dot 3:2 OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +2.0 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps) 3840x2160 (60p/30p/24p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit), AAC (2ch)); MP4 HEVC: H.265/HEVC (Audio format: AAC (2ch)); AVCHD Progressive (Audio format: Dolby Audio (2ch)); AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio (2ch))
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support
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? (up to 1/320 at reduced power with DMW-FL580L)
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) USB-C, HDMI (Type A), 3.5mm microphone jack, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2.5mm remote jack
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 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 360 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens 36.0 oz (1,021 g) includes batteries
Size 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in. (117 x 68 x 38 mm) 5.9 x 4.3 x 3.8 in. (149 x 110 x 97 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $399.00 Buy from Amazon for $2,498.00
Release Date 2016-10-15 2019-04-01