Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II vs Olympus PEN E-PL8.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II and Olympus PEN E-PL8. While Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II has 35mm sensor, Olympus PEN E-PL8 has 4/3 sensor and 42.4 has a 42.4 MP and Olympus PEN E-PL8 has a 16.1 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II Olympus PEN E-PL8
  Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II Front Olympus PEN E-PL8 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Olympus
Megapixels 42.4 16.1
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Format 35mm 4/3
SLR Type Dslr Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 2.0x
AA Filter None Fixed
Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 (42.2 MP, 3:2) 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 200 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type TTL Phase-detection AF: Dedicated CCD line sensors: 79 points (15 cross-type points, F2.8- sensitive at the center point); Focal Plane Phase Detection: 399 points (323 selectable points, 79 hybrid-cross auto focus points*) * When Hybrid Phase Detection AF is activated 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
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 61
AW Buffer Size 25
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px) 1,036,800 dots
Touchscreen No Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes No
Selfie Screen Yes Yes
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, eyepoint 23mm from the eyepiece lens/18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard), eye sensor Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps)
Video File Format XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes No
Headphone Jack Yes No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI (can output up to 4K/30p 8-bit 4:2:2) ; Microphone and Headphone jacks, DC input terminal Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 390 shots
Battery Types NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 29.9 oz (849 g) 17.2 oz (487 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.0 in. (143 x 104 x 76 mm) 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in. (117 x 68 x 38 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $3,198.00 Buy from Amazon for $399.00
Release Date 2016-11-30 2016-10-15