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Comparison of Olympus PEN E-PL8 and Canon EOS 5DS

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Olympus PEN E-PL8 (E-PL8)
Olympus PEN E-PL8 (E-PL8)
Canon EOS 5DS (5DS)
Canon EOS 5DS (5DS)
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Launch 2016 2015
Weight 357 g 930 g
Dimensions 115 x 67 x 38 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Colors black, brown, white black
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Canon EF/EF-S bayonet
Tripod socket 1/4 in. 1/4 in.
Processor TruePic VII Dual DIGIC 6
Technology CMOS CMOS
Format Four Thirds, 17.3 x 13 mm Full frame, 36 x 24 mm
Resolution 16 MP 51 MP
Minimum ISO 100 50
Maximum ISO 25600 12800
Image resolution 4608 x 3456 px 8688 x 5792 px
Focal length
OIS yes
Filter size
Digital zoom 4x
Fastest speed 1/4000 sec. 1/8000 sec.
Slowest speed 60 sec. 30 sec.
Continuous speed 8.5 frames per second 5 frames per second
Manual focus yes yes
Single-point AF yes yes
Auto-area AF yes yes
Autofocus points 81 61
Internal flash no no
Sync speed 1/200
External flash yes yes
Display type TFT LCD ClearView II TFT-LCD
Display size 3 in. 3.2 in.
Optical viewfinder no yes
Internal storage
External storage SD, SDHC, SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC, CompactFlash
Image file formats JPEG, RAW JPEG, RAW
Video file formats MOV, AVI MOV
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps
Recording time 29 min. 29 min. 59 sec.
Audio recording yes yes
Audio input 3.5 mm jack
Video output HDMI type D HDMI type C
USB USB 2.0 USB 3.0
Battery type BLS-50, Li-Ion, 1210 mAh LP-E6, Li-Ion, 1500 mAh
Shots per charge 350 700
Specials Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Touchscreen

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