Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Pentax K-S2 Comparison

Let’s compare the Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Pentax K-S2.

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 Pentax K-S2. While Olympus PEN E-PL8 has 4/3 sensor, Pentax K-S2 has APS-C sensor and 16.1 has a 16.1 MP and Pentax K-S2 has a 20.1 MP resolution.

  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Pentax K-S2
  Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front Pentax K-S2 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Olympus Ricoh
Megapixels 16.1 20.1
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.5x
AA Filter Fixed Optional
Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3) 5472 x 3648 (20.0 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 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
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 SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching: 11 points (9 cross type focus points in the center)
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 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/6000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 28
AW Buffer Size 9
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots 921,600 dots (230,400 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
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 Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., 20.5mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps) 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
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 Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/180
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) Micro (Type D) HMDI
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) 410 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens 30.3 oz (859 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in. (117 x 68 x 38 mm) 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.6 in. (122 x 91 x 65 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $399.00 Buy from Amazon for $521.80
Release Date 2016-10-15 2015-02-15