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Olympus PEN E-PL7 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL7 better than Olympus PEN E-PL8?

  • Has a flash
    ?
  • 2.1mm narrower
    ?

    115mmvs117.1mm
  • 0.4mm thinner
    ?

    38mmvs38.4mm
  • 1.3mm shorter
    ?

    67mmvs68.3mm

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL8 better than Olympus PEN E-PL7?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has a hot shoe
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  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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  • Supports a remote smartphone
    ?

Price comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Buy used:

$298.00

ProductStorePrice
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus PEN E-PL8 White Body with 14-42m...Olympus PEN E-PL8 White Body with 14-42mm IIR Silver Lens
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$499.98
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus PEN E-PL9 Body only with 3-Inch ...Olympus PEN E-PL9 Body only with 3-Inch LCD (Honey Brown)
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$599.00
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus PEN E-PL9 Body Only with 3-Inch ...Olympus PEN E-PL9 Body Only with 3-Inch LCD (Pearl White)
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$599.00
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus PEN E-PL9 Kit with 14-42mm EZ Le...Olympus PEN E-PL9 Kit with 14-42mm EZ Lens, Camera Bag, and Memory Card (Pearl White)
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$699.00
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus PEN-F (Body-Only) (Black)
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$899.00
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus Pen E-PL9 Mirrorless Micro Four ...Olympus Pen E-PL9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera [White] + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Silver) + M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Lens (Silver)
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$798.00

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Olympus PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weight

357g

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 PEN E-PL7
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 PEN E-PL7
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 PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL8
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has a flash
Olympus PEN E-PL7
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 PEN E-PL7
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 30fps

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 PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL8
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.Has timelapse function
Olympus PEN E-PL7
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.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Olympus PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL8
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

350shots

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 PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL8
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Olympus PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL8
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Olympus PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL8
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Olympus PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL8
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Olympus PEN E-PL7
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 PEN E-PL7
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 PEN E-PL7
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 PEN E-PL7
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 PEN E-PL7
Olympus PEN E-PL8
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Price comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Buy used:

$298.00

ProductStorePrice
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus PEN E-PL8 White Body with 14-42m...Olympus PEN E-PL8 White Body with 14-42mm IIR Silver Lens
Amazon logo
$499.98
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus PEN E-PL9 Body only with 3-Inch ...Olympus PEN E-PL9 Body only with 3-Inch LCD (Honey Brown)
Amazon logo
$599.00
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus PEN E-PL9 Body Only with 3-Inch ...Olympus PEN E-PL9 Body Only with 3-Inch LCD (Pearl White)
Amazon logo
$599.00
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus PEN E-PL9 Kit with 14-42mm EZ Le...Olympus PEN E-PL9 Kit with 14-42mm EZ Lens, Camera Bag, and Memory Card (Pearl White)
Amazon logo
$699.00
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus PEN-F (Body-Only) (Black)
Amazon logo
$899.00
Olympus PEN E-PL8 AmazonOlympus Pen E-PL9 Mirrorless Micro Four ...Olympus Pen E-PL9 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera [White] + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens (Silver) + M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R Lens (Silver)
Amazon logo
$798.00

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