The weather today was absolutely amazing. I had to take a short walk in the nearby forest. Took the E-PL8 for some last-minute tests. I have to return it tomorrow, or the day after.
Got the review ready. Now I only need to record it. Overall verdict? A decent piece of camera. Ditch the kit lens, get much faster one (17mm, 25mm or 45mm) and you'll be good.
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Is it much smaller in the hand than the em5? If you didnt have the tiny Sony would you consider it as the always have with you camera?
It's much bulkier than the RX100 but visibly smaller than the E-M5. But I think E-M5 built quality is better, especially the back of the camera. I don't like the flappy screen on the E-PL8. It takes time to get used to it and convice yourself that you won't break it trying to flip it.
I wouldn't buy it for myself, but it would be a great gift for my wife.
Guess that sums it up quite well then.
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Doesn't it have an EVF? If not, how is the LCD screen in bright sun?
It doesn't have the EVF. But considering price of the E-PL8 I wouldn't expect it to have one. Of course you can buy the EVF from Olympus and put it on the hot shoe. The LCD isn't special. It works and looks just like any other LCD would in bright sun. It does have some warm tint though. Pics (JPGs at least) look warmer on the LCD than they do on the computer screen.
Or there's the E-M10 for those like me who can't really get used to shooting without an EVF :)
I find I revert to using the EVF more and more .... even on a camera [of any sort] that doesn't have one. That makes me feel pretty silly.