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Comparison of Nikon 1 J5 and Olympus PEN E-PL8

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Nikon 1 J5 (1J5)
Nikon 1 J5 (1J5)
Olympus PEN E-PL8 (E-PL8)
Olympus PEN E-PL8 (E-PL8)
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Launch 2015 2016
Weight 231 g 357 g
Dimensions 98 x 60 x 32 mm 115 x 67 x 38 mm
Colors silver black, brown, white
Lens mount Nikon 1 Micro Four Thirds
Tripod socket 1/4 in. 1/4 in.
Processor Expeed 5A TruePic VII
Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
Format 1", 13.2 x 8.8 mm Four Thirds, 17.3 x 13 mm
Resolution 21 MP 16 MP
Minimum ISO 160 100
Maximum ISO 12800 25600
Image resolution 5568 x 3712 px 4608 x 3456 px
Focal length
OIS yes
Filter size
Digital zoom 4x
Fastest speed 1/16000 sec. 1/4000 sec.
Slowest speed 30 sec. 60 sec.
Continuous speed 60 frames per second 8.5 frames per second
Manual focus yes yes
Single-point AF yes yes
Auto-area AF yes yes
Autofocus points 171 81
Internal flash yes no
Sync speed 1/200
External flash no yes
Display type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Display size 3 in. 3 in.
Optical viewfinder no no
Internal storage
External storage microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC
Image file formats JPEG, RAW JPEG, RAW
Video file formats MOV MOV, AVI
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 / 60 fps 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps
Recording time 29 min. 29 min.
Audio recording yes yes
Audio input
Video output HDMI type D HDMI type D
USB USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Battery type EN-EL24, Li-Ion, 850 mAh BLS-50, Li-Ion, 1210 mAh
Shots per charge 250 350
Specials Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, NFC Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Touchscreen

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