• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-A3 advantages over Olympus E-PL8

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $399
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus E-PL8 advantages over Fujifilm X-A3

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A6300

Fujifilm X-A3
Sony A6300
  • $366
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Olympus E-PL8
Sony A6300
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Fujifilm X-A3
Panasonic GX85
  • $366
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-PL8
Panasonic GX85
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Fujifilm X-A3
Canon EOS M6
  • $366
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Olympus E-PL8
Canon EOS M6
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $366
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Olympus E-PL8
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Olympus E-PL9

Fujifilm X-A3
Olympus E-PL9
  • $366
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-PL8
Olympus E-PL9
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
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