Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs PEN E-PL8 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL8

  • 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

OM-D E-M1X vs PEN E-PL8 Sensors

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

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an PEN E-PL8 sensor comparison

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus PEN E-PL8 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL8

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)188
Auto Focus points (4)12181
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870350
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, 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 and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL8

OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL8

Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
374g
(12.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
307cm³
(19 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL8 are the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the PEN E-PL8.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

PEN E-PL8

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus PEN E-PL8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and PEN E-PL8

OM-D E-M1X und PEN E-PL8, front viewOM-D E-M1X und PEN E-PL8, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und PEN E-PL8, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und PEN E-PL8, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus PEN E-PL8

28
4

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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