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Advantages of the Olympus PEN E-PL8

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution
Higher true resolution
15.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
1,037k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The PEN E-PL8's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX90V

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Size
Slightly smaller
102×58×36 mm vs 115×67×38 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
245 g vs 357 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$366.79 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $232 cheaper (around 40% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Size Fairly small Help
PEN E-PL8115×67×38 mm
DSC-HX90V102×58×36 mm
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
Thickness Thin Help
PEN E-PL81.5"
DSC-HX90V1.4"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
PEN E-PL8$599.00
DSC-HX90V$366.79
Common Weaknesses
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
PEN E-PL81080p @ 30fps
DSC-HX90V1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing

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