Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Comparison

Let’s compare the Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.

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 DMC-GX8. Both cameras have 4/3 sensors but Olympus PEN E-PL8 has a 16.1 MP and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a 20.3 MP resolution.

  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Panasonic
Megapixels 16.1 20.3
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 Fixed
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, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Startup Time 1.2 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 Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye detection, Tracking, 49-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, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 36
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
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 Yes
Viewfinder No / LCD EVF / OLED
Viewfinder Type Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder Tilting 2360K-dot OLED, 1.54x / 0.77x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps) 3840x2160 (30p/24p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack No Yes
Headphone Jack No No
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), 2.5mm Wired Remote/External Mic Jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
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) 320 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 1200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries
Size 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in. (117 x 68 x 38 mm) 5.2 x 3.1 x 2.5 in. (133 x 78 x 63 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $399.00 Buy from Amazon for $1,046.50
Release Date 2016-10-15 2015-08-15