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Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Olympus PEN E-PL9

Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL8 better than Olympus PEN E-PL9?

  • 23g lighter
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    357gvs380g
  • 1.02% less body volume
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    307.12cm³vs310.284cm³
  • 0.6mm thinner
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    38.4mmvs39mm

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 better than Olympus PEN E-PL8?

  • 40 more focus points
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    121vs81
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • 7.5% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    8.6fpsvs8fps
  • Has a flash
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  • 0.1mm narrower
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    117mmvs117.1mm
  • 0.3mm shorter
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    68mmvs68.3mm

Price comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL8

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$368.00

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Olympus PEN E-PL9

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$467.40

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.is dustproof and water-resistant
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
5.has an optical viewfinder
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.weight

357g

380g

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.
7.Has a hot shoe
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
8.is a system camera
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
9.has a touch screen
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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.
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.
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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
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.
7.has built-in optical image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
8.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

2160 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 phase-detection autofocus for videos
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
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.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
6.supports slow-motion video recording
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

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-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
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.shoots raw
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
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.supports a remote smartphone
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
6.has an HDMI output
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
7.has GPS
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
8.Has dual card slots
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL9
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Price comparison

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Buy used:

$368.00

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Olympus PEN E-PL9

Buy used:

$467.40

ProductStorePrice
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