Canon EOS M50 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS M50 vs PEN E-PL8 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M50 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8 Specs


  • Introduced in February 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7mm³ (4.6″ x 3.5″ x 2.3″)
  • 387g (12.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M50


  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 117.1 x 68.3 x 38.4mm³ (4.6″ x 2.7″ x 1.5″)
  • 374g (12.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL8

EOS M50 vs PEN E-PL8 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Better choice: Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS M50 VS Olympus PEN E-PL8 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M50 a better choice



Larger sensor (5)

APS-C Four Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.10 16.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

10 8
Auto Focus points (4)

143 81
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 25600 ISO 200 – 25600 ISO
Built-in flash (2)

Better Video (2)

3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M50 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Canon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone.

The EOS M50 scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL8



Larger lens selection (3)

7 80
Image stabilizer (3)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

235 350
More portable (2)


Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL8 are the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS M50: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the PEN E-PL8.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning

Sensor resolution (MP)

1.04 1.04
Articulated screen

Touch screen

Similar weight

387g 374g

Canon EOS M50 VS Olympus PEN E-PL8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M50 and PEN E-PL8

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M50

Olympus PEN E-PL8


We recommend Canon EOS M50 as better choice.