Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha A6000 vs PEN E-PL8

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A6000
11 fps
PEN E-PL8
8 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A6000
420 photos
PEN E-PL8
350 photos

Features Key features of the Alpha A6000  vs PEN E-PL8 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A6000
24 MP
PEN E-PL8
15.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO
PEN E-PL8
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Alpha A6000
15.3 microns
PEN E-PL8
14.1 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A6000  vs
PEN E-PL8 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 15.9 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4608 x 3456
Size APS-C Four Thirds
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.1x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 200 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Contrast detection
Focus points 179 81
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes No
Type Electronic N/A
Coverage 100% N/A
Magnification 1.07x N/A
Display type OLED N/A
Display resolution 1,440 k dots N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 11 fps 8 fps
Battery life 420 350
Continuous shooting
11 fps
8 fps

video

Alpha A6000  vs
PEN E-PL8 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack Proprietary None

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 60 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 45 mm 115 x 67 x 38 mm
Thickness 45 mm 38 mm
Weight 285 g 357 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11n
Image stabilization
Optical
Sensor shift
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