With a refined design, the E-PL8 is almost like an accessory on its own.
It's a camera you'll always want to use.
The PEN E-PL8 has a refined design. This camera is almost like an accessory on its own. Its simple, sophisticated design is something you will never grow out of.
Black: A bold presence
Silver and black form an impressive combination. The colour allocation of a classic camera lends a confident yet calm character.
This popular feature provides you with an array of visual effect options to make your selfies special. You can see the effects on the monitor before you release the shutter so you know exactly how your selfie will turn out.
This feature combines multiple shots into a single photo. Shoot a selfie as one of the images for a unique and stylish collages.
This function lets you change the aspect ratio to suit your subject or theme. Changing the aspect ratio can give your selfie a different character.
Capture a variety of poses and select the best shot of the bunch with Interval Shooting. The count-down display makes it easier to see the shooting timing and easier to strike a pose. Set the number of seconds until the shot is captured, the shooting interval, and the number of shots, to your preference.
Since the E-PL8's touchscreen flips down rather than up, touch control is made much easier and the flash (when attached) does not obstruct your view of the screen. And the camera's powerful image stabilisation helps minimise any blurring caused by single-handed shooting.
When the touchscreen isflipped down, the camera automatically switches to Selfie Mode.
The black Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens is a mid-range zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras with a 35mm format equivalent focal length of 28-84mm. This is an ideal zoom range for everyday use, providing a moderate wide-angle to short telephoto perspective. With an aperture range of f/3.5-22 this is an extremely versatile lens.
For enhanced image quality, this lens utilizes three aspherical elements that help reduce optical aberrations and distortion. Also, there is an extra-low dispersion element to minimize chromatic aberrations as well as a super high refractive index element that ensures uniform light transmission and therefore increases sharpness.
During operation, the 14-42mm EZ lens features a Movie & Stills Compatible (MSC) autofocus system for quick, silent focusing. There is even an electronic zoom mechanism for near silent zoom control during shooting. Additionally, this lens has a minimum focusing distance of 7.9" at 14mm and a front filter thread of 37mm for accessories.
|Type||Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera|
|Memory||SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible[*])
|Screen size||17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds Mount|
|Product Type||4/3 Live MOS Sensor|
|Number of pixels / Aspect ratio||Number of effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 million pixels (Total number of pixels: Approx. 17.2 million pixels)
Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
|Dust reduction||Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)|
|Recording format||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3|
|File format||RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)|
|Recording image size||[RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
|Type||Built-in 3-axis (yaw/pitch/roll) sensor-shift image stabilisation for still photos|
|Mode||4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), Off|
|IS for Live View image||Activation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view|
|Focal length settings||Available|
|Lens IS priority||Available|
|Stabilisation performance||3.5 EV[*]
|Finder Type||Compatible with separately available VF-2, VF-3 and VF-4 electronic viewfinders|
|Live View||Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line, magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)|
|Preview||Preview with depth of field preview lock (must be assigned to a button to activate)|
|Live View Boost||Available (does not reflect certain adjustments such as exposure compensation)|
|Monitor type||3.0-inch tilting electrostatic capacitance type touch panel with Approx.1037k dots (3:2)|
|Touch control||Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter mode selection, scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection, clips, movie effect, movie teleconverter
When in Selfie Mode: Shutter release, e-Portrait, custom self-timer, movie, exposure compensation
|Tilting capability||Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees
Downward tilting angle: up to 180 degrees
|Brightness / Colour temperature control||±7 levels / ±7 levels|
|Colour tone select||Vivid / Natural|
|AF system||High-speed imager AF|
Focusing point selection mode
|81-area multiple AF
All target, group target area (9-area), single target (standard), single target (small)
|Focus mode /
|Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Manual Focus (MF), S-AF + MF, AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
With Full-time AF (Automatic activation when shooting selfie movies)
|Magnified AF||?5, x7, x10, x14
Can autofocus while magnified.
Push magnification button to switch between ON, OFF, and magnify.
Selectable from over 800 AF points.
|Super Spot AF||With (using contrast AF center screen when magnified)
Compatible only with Micro Four Thirds lenses
|Face detection AF / Eye detection AF||With
Eye Detection AF mode: off, nearer-eye priority, right-eye priority, left-eye priority
|Manual focus assist||Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode|
|Focus peaking||With (Colours: black, white)
Activate with Fn button or focus ring
(TTL Image sensor metering)
|Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), centre-weighted average metering, spot metering, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control|
|Metering range||EV -2 - 20 (using 17mm F2.8, ISO 100)|
|Exposure mode / Shooting mode||iAuto (Live Guide can be performed), P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite), Photo Story, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater wide/macro, Custom Mysets 1-4
|Scene select AE||Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight, Night scene, 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., Panning, 3D
|Live Guide||Colour Saturation / Colour Image / Brightness / Background Blur / Motion Expression / Shooting Tips
Multiple effects can be applied simultaneously.
|ISO sensitivity||AUTO ISO: customizable, LOW (approx.100) ? 25600 (default: LOW - 1600)
Manual ISO: LOW (approx.100), 200 - 25600 (1/3, or 1 EV steps selectable)
|Exposure compensation||Still photo ±5 EV, movie ±3 EV, with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
|AE lock||Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Movie button)|
|Shutter type / Shutter speed||Focal-plane shutter: available from 1/4000 to 60 sec. shutter speeds and for Live Bulb, Live Time, and Live Composite
Electronic first curtain shutter: 1/320 - 60 sec.
|Sequential shooting maximum speed||Sequential shooting H mode: approx. 7.4 fps approx. 8.5 fps
|Max. Recordable pictures on sequential shooting[*]||[RAW] Max. 20 frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 16 frames (in 8.5 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Max. ∞ frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 64 frames (in 8.5 seq. shooting H)
|Self-timer||Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: Off/On)|
|Flash intensity control method||TTL Auto, Auto[*], Manual, Super FP[*](FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
TTL Flash with GN= 7 (ISO100•m) / GN= 10 (ISO200•m)
|Flash mode||Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL) ~ 1/64)|
|Synchronisation speed||Differs by flash unit and mode.
FL-LM1: 1/250 sec., FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Other: 1/200 sec.
Super FP: 1/125 to 1/4000 sec., RC: 1/160 sec.
|Flash intensity control||Up to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable|
|Compatible external flash||FL-600R, FL-300R, FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14|
|Compatible external flash||FL-900R, FL-600R, FL-300R, FL-50R, FL-36R|
|Control method||Triggered and controlled (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system)
Commander flash: FL-900R, FL-600R, FL-LM1
|External Flash intensity type||TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL|
|Group No.||4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)|
|White balance mode||Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)|
|White balance compensation||±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis
|Colour matrix||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Mode||i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters|
|Gradation||Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except when using i-Enhance, Underwater, Art Filters]|
|Highlight and shadow control||±7 steps each for highlight, shadow|
(Variation / Art Effect)
|Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f)
Soft Focus (- / c, e)
Pale & Light Colour (I, II / a, b, c, d, f)
Light Tone (- / d, f)
Grainy Film (I, II / b, c, d, g, h)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d)
Diorama (I,II / d)
Cross Process (I, II / b, c, d, f)
Gentle Sepia (- / a, b, c, d, f)
Dramatic Tone (I / b, c, d, e, f) (II / b, c, d, e, f, g, h)
Key Line (I, II / a, b, c, d, e)
WaterColour (I, II / a, b, c, d)
Vintage (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)
Partial Colour (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f)
|Detail of Art Effect||a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
|Colour Ring (for partial Colour)||18 colour selectable|
|Type (Variation / Frame Effect / Aspect & Frame Pattern)||Standard (I, II, III, IV / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D)
Speed (- / - / A, E, F)
Zoom in / out (I, II / a, c / A, G)
Layout[*] (I, II, III, IV / - / -)
Fun Frame (I, II, III / - / -)
|Frame Effect||a. White Frame
b. White Frame & White Edge Effect
c. Black Frame
d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
|Aspect & Frame Pattern||A. 4:3, 2 frames
B. 4:3, 3 frames
C. 1:1, 2 frames
D. 1:1, 3 frames
E. 1:1, 4 frames
F. 16:9, 5 frames
G. 16:9, 2 frames
|Exposure bracketing||2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable|
|ISO bracketing||3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable|
|White balance bracketing||3 frames in 2, 4, 6 selectable steps for A-B/G-M axis.|
|Flash bracketing||3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable|
|Art Filter bracketing||i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Underwater, Art Filters selectable|
|HDR(Auto composite)||DR1, HDR2 (painting-like)
|Bracketing for HDR post process||3 or 5 frames in 2.0 or 3.0EV steps, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps.
|Shutter Type / Shutter Speed||Electronic first curtain shutter / 1/320 - 60sec
(For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected when shutter start delay is set to 0 sec.)
|Shutter start delay||0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30sec|
|Update interval time||0.5 sec - 60 sec|
|Update interval time / composite method||0.5 sec - 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)|
|Interval Mode||Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically
|Number of picture / Function||2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)|
|Aspect Ratio||4:3(Default), 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4|
|Recording format||MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)|
|Mode / frame rate / compression method||[MOV]
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p / IPB(F, N)
1280 x 720 (HD) / 30p / IPB(F, N)
FHD IPB (F: Fine / approx. 26Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 18Mbps)
HD IPB (F: Fine / approx. 14Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 10Mbps)
HD(1280 x 720)/30p
SD(640 x 480)/30p
|Maximum recording time||[MOV]
Approx. 29min (up to 4GB)
HD: approx. 7min[*] / SD: approx. 14min[*]
|Art Filter Movie||Available
(Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
|Movie Effect||One-shot Echo, Multi-echo, Art Fade, Old Film|
|One-push Movie Digital Converter||x4 (enlarges area touched)|
|Time Lapse Movie||With (AVI Motion JPEG 1280 x 720, 10fps)|
|Photo in Movie||With (mode1, mode2)|
|Clips||1, 2, 4 or 8 sec (Further continued shooting possible up to 16 sec. by pressing movie record button again)
|Image Stabilisation for Movie||M-IS (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabiliser with multi motion IS), Off|
|Exposure Control||Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual|
|Recording format||Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)|
|Microphone / Speaker||Stereo / Mono
Compatible with separately available exterior stereo microphone SEMA-1.
|Microphone function||Wind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter, Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
|GPS info. Function||Via smartphone GPS data|
|Wireless Shooting||Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Power Off
|Image Share||File Type: JPEG[*], MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.
|Easy Connection||QR code setting|
|Playback mode||Single-frame, information display, index display (4, 9, 25, 100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x - 14x), movie (with sound, FF, REW, Pause), slideshow (with sound including BGM, replaceable BGM), picture rotation (auto), Light Box display|
|Information display||Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, Off|
|Editing function||RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording|
|RAW data edit||RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Art Filter, ART-BKT). 2 programmable settings, preview capability.|
|Print function||Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible), PRINT Image Matching III|
|Languages||34 languages selectable:
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
|Mysets: Mode Dial||Can assign Mysets 1-4 to Mode Dial.|
|Mysets: Menu||Can program, call (when in P, A, S, or M modes), and reset Mysets from the menu.
Depending on the shooting mode and Myset called, not all aspects of the Myset may be reflected.
|Mysets: Buttons||Can customize Fn buttons and can assign buttons to call Mysets.|
|Dial customization||Can customize dial functions and direction.|
|Button customization||Can select from 23 functions to assign to buttons, including the Lens Fn button.
Functions that can be assigned differ by button.
|USB/AV/Remote controller connector||Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, video: NTSC/PAL selectable, optional remote cable RM-UC1 compatible.]|
|HDMI connector||Micro HDMI (Type-D)|
|Flash attachment||Hot shoe|
|Accessory port 2||Dedicated multi-connector (Separately-sold VF-2, VF-3, VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1, PP-1 Communication Unit can be used)|
|Wireless LAN||Built-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)|
|PC interface||USB2.0 Hi-Speed|
|TV interface||HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), conventional video-out (SD/Mono Sound)|
|Battery||BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)|
|Sleep mode||With (1, 3, 5 min. off)|
|Number of recordable pictures||Approx. 350 shots (using BLS-50 and TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I EXCERIA™ 32G with IS On, based on CIPA test standards)|
|Battery Life on movie shooting[*]||Approx. 90 minutes (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 150 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
|Dimensions||114.9mm (W) x 67mm (H) x 38.4mm (D)
(CIPA compliant, Width × Height × Depth, excludes protrusions)
|Weight||Approx. 374g [based on CIPA standards, with BLS-50 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 326g [body only]
|Temperature||0 ~ +40°C (when in operation) / -20 ~ +60°C (when stored)|
|Humidity||30 - 90% (when in operation) / 10 - 90% (when stored)|
|Box contents||Body, FL-LM1 flash, shoulder strap, USB cable, Olympus Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), instruction manual, warranty card, BLS-50 Li-ion battery , BCS-5 Li-ion battery charger|
|Focal Length||14 - 42mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28 - 84 mm
|Aperture||Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
|Camera Mount Type||Micro Four Thirds|
|Format Compatibility||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||29° - 79°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.9" (20.07 cm)|
|Filter Thread||37 mm|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.4 x 0.9" (6.10 x 2.29 cm)|
|Weight||3.2 oz (91 g)|
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