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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

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Olympus PEN E-PL8

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II vs Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M10 II better than Olympus PEN E-PL8?

  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 76% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/16667svs0.00025s
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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  • Has a flash
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  • Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
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Why is Olympus PEN E-PL8 better than Olympus OM-D E-M10 II?

  • 30shots longer battery life
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    350shotsvs320shots
  • 33g lighter
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    357gvs390g
  • Has a two-stage shutter
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  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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  • Has manual shutter speed
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  • Has a touch screen
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  • Has manual exposure
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  • Has touch autofocus
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Price comparison

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weight

390g

357g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.Has a hot shoe
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
4.is a system camera
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
5.has a touch screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has a flash
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Optics

1.sensor size

17.3 x 13mm

17.3 x 13mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

81

81

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

16MP

16MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

8fps

8fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.Has timelapse function
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

320shots

350shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1175mAh

1175mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.Has a remote control
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has an HDMI output
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.supports a remote smartphone
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Olympus PEN E-PL8
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

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