Fujifilm X-T3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

X-T3 vs PEN E-PL8 - Side by side

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Fujifilm X-T3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 Specs


  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 26 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 92.8 x 58.8mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.3")
  • 539g (17.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-T3


  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 117.1 x 68.3 x 38.4mm³ (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5")
  • 374g (12.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL8

X-T3 vs PEN E-PL8 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: X-T3 and PEN E-PL8 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm X-T3 VS Olympus PEN E-PL8 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X-T3 a better choice



Larger sensor (5)APS-CFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.1016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)208
Auto Focus points (4)42581
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)390350
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-T3 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL8: that the battery has more stamina, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The X-T3 scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL8



Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)2580
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)539g
(17.4 oz.)
(12.1 oz.)
More portable (2)723cm³
(46 cu.in.)
(19 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL8 are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the lower weight than the X-T3 and the more compact size.

Yields 14 points for the PEN E-PL8.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Fujifilm X-T3 VS Olympus PEN E-PL8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the X-T3 and PEN E-PL8

X-T3 und PEN E-PL8, front viewX-T3 und PEN E-PL8, front view

Top view of cameras

X-T3 und PEN E-PL8, view from aboveX-T3 und PEN E-PL8, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X-T3

Olympus PEN E-PL8


We recommend Fujifilm X-T3 as better choice.

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