• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 18.4 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon V3
  • Olympus PEN E-PL8
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Predecessor: Nikon V2
V2 vs V3
Olympus E-PL7
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Successor:   Olympus E-PL9
E-PL8 vs E-PL9
General
Model Number: V3 E-PL8
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1199.95 $649.99
Street Price: $1,196.95 $599.00
Date Available: 2014-04-15 2016-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 14.3 oz (404 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
17.2 oz (487 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
(111 x 65 x 33 mm)
4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in.
(117 x 68 x 38 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony
Effective Megapixels: 18.4 16.1
Sensor Format: 1 inch 4/3
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.52 microns 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 52  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.8  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.7  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 384  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5232 x 3488 (18.2 MP, 3:2),
3920 x 2616 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
2608 x 1744 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
9600 x 920 (8.8 MP, Other),
4800 x 920 (4.4 MP, Other),
1536 x 4800 (7.4 MP, Other),
1536 x 9600 (14.7 MP, Other)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG JPEG, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 60.0 8.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (120p)
768x288 (400p)
416x144 (1200p)
1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps))
1280x720 (30p (12 or 8Mbps))
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon 1 Micro Four Thirds
Lens: 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR PD-Zoom Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R MSC M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 81mm 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 10 - 30mm 14 - 42mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) - f/16 with 7-blade rounded aperture f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:   2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF): Single-point AF: 171 focus areas, the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas; Subject tracking; Face-priority AF High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 81-area multiple AF; All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (normal/small); Eye detection with left/right/nearest priority
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Included, detachable DF-N1000 EVF: 0.48-inch, 2359k-dot color TFT LCD, 100% coverage, eye sensor, 16mm eyepoint (-1.0 m-1; from viewfinder eyepiece protective glass), -3 to +1 m-1 diopter adjustment, eye sensor, brightness adjustment Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 1,036,800 dots
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   14.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 160 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (custom); All except preset manual with fine tuning Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, , Fluorescent, Underwater, Flash, Custom (4), Kelvin
Shutter Speed Range: 1/16000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene modes (Portrait, Night Landscape, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto); Creative mode (includes creative pallet, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect); Best Moment Capture mode (includes Slow View, Active Selection, and Smart Photo Selector); Advanced movie mode (includes HD movie, slow motion, fast motion, jump cut, and 4-second movie); Motion Snapshot Scene (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D*, Underwater wide/macro, Custom Mysets 1-4 *3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still only); Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Water Color, Vintage, Partial Color); Gradation (Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key); Multiple Exposure (2 frames); HDR1/2 (4 frames)
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds 2, 12, custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64), Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Range is lens aperture dependent Bundled FL-LM1 flash has GN of 7m (ISO 100) or 10m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 (mechanical shutter), 1/60 (electronic shutter) 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Nikon 1 Accessory Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Included Memory: 0.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional ML-L3 IR remote Wi-Fi or Optional Remote Cable RM-UC1
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HDMI, stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm) Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 70  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 60.0 8.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 40  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 60.0  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 40  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 58.7  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 40  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.07 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.049 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.34 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.047 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF shutter lag, wide-area AF mode = 0.120s  
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.6 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.9 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   90 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL20a Proprietary BLS-50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20a Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BLS-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM OLYMPUS Viewer 3 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New 18.4MP CX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4A image processor, 20fps full-res burst mode with AF (up to 60fps with AF locked), 1080p60 Full HD movies, built-in Wi-Fi. New 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and GR-N1010 Grip included in bundle. Available in black only. Available in black, white or brown.