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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 Specs
All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X
All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL8
OM-D E-M1X 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:
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus PEN E-PL8 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.40||16.10|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||18||8|
|Auto Focus points (4)||121||81|
|Better sensibility (4)||64 - 25600 ISO||200 - 25600 ISO|
|Better Video (2)||4096 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|External microphone (2)|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||870||350|
|USB 3.0 (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
|Weighs less (2)||997g|
|More portable (2)||1707cm³|
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
|Sensor format||Four Thirds||Four Thirds|
|Sensor resolution (MP)||1.04||1.04|
|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
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Olympus OM-D E-M1X
Olympus PEN E-PL8
We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.
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