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Olympus PEN E-PL8

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Sony A6000

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Olympus PEN E-PL8 vs Sony A6000

Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL8 better than Sony A6000?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • Has timelapse function
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  • Has sensor shift stabilization
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  • Has a touch screen
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  • Has touch autofocus
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  • 30s longer exposure time
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    60svs30s
  • 15.11% less body volume
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    307.12cm³vs361.8cm³

Why is Sony A6000 better than Olympus PEN E-PL8?

  • 1.63x larger sensor
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    23.5 x 15.6mmvs17.3 x 13mm
  • 98 more focus points
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    179vs81
  • 1.52x more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.3MPvs16MP
  • 70shots longer battery life
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    420shotsvs350shots
  • 37.5% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    11fpsvs8fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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Price comparison

Sony A6000

Buy used:

$399.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony A6000 walmartSony Alpha a6000 Camera (Black) with 16-...Sony Alpha a6000 Camera (Black) with 16-50mm Lens and Accessory Bundle
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$648.00

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.Has a built-in focus motor
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
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.
3.Has a hot shoe
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
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-PL8
Sony A6000
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-PL8
Sony A6000
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has a flash
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Optics

1.sensor size

17.3 x 13mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

81

179

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

24.3MP

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

11fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
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 60fps

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-PL8
Sony A6000
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.Has timelapse function
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
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 PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
5.supports AVCHD format
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

2

1

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

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

350shots

420shots

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
Sony A6000
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Olympus PEN E-PL8
Sony A6000
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-PL8
Sony A6000
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-PL8
Sony A6000
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-PL8
Sony A6000
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-PL8
Sony A6000
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Price comparison

Sony A6000

Buy used:

$399.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony A6000 walmartSony Alpha a6000 Camera (Black) with 16-...Sony Alpha a6000 Camera (Black) with 16-50mm Lens and Accessory Bundle
walmart logo
$648.00

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