Olympus Pen E-PL8 White Digital Camera & 14-42 EZ Lens

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Olympus Pen E-PL8 White Body Only Details

 

A new PEN for those who enjoy cameras and photography in their own unique way.

A new PEN with a refined design. This camera is almost like an accessory on its own. This PEN is packed with features to help you express yourself, such as selfie mode, Wi-Fi, Art Filter, and more. It's a camera to be proud of and one that you'll always want to use.
 

Simple, Refined Design

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.

 

Touch Selfie

E-PL8 is the perfect camera to take selfies.
And with selfie movies, you can capture yourself moving and speaking.

 

Shooting Movies

Create short movies with Clips and make movies look better by adding visual effects.

DSLR Image Quality

With a large sensor, interchangeable lenses, and state-of-the-art technology, shoot DSLR-quality photos with defocused backgrounds and a clear, blur-free picture

 

BLS-50 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery, BCS-5 Lithium Ion Battery Charger, FL-LM1 Flash, USB cable, shoulder strap, software CD-ROM Olympus Viewer 3, Warranty Card, Instruction Manual


Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 III EZ Lens Silver Details

Product Highlights

  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One Super High Refractive Index Element
  • Movie & Stills Compatible AF System
  • Electronic Zoom Mechanism
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.9" at 14mm
  • Front Filter Thread: 37mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

The silver 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.

Versatile angle of view of 29-75°
Closest focusing distances of 7.9" at 14mm and 9.8" at 42mm
Maximum image magnification of 0.23x, or 0.46x 35mm equivalent magnification
MSC autofocus system and electronic zoom are perfect for recording high definition video without noise from the lens disrupting your shots
Lens construction of 8 elements in 7 groups
Weighs 3.2 ounces
Optional MCON-P02 Macro Converter enables close-up focusing on your subjects

Olympus Pen E-PL8 White Body Only Specifications

 

Specifications

Product Type

Type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible[*])
  • *Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Screen size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image sensor

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 (Still)

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

Image Stabilisation System

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[*]
  • *Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
  • When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ (focal length= 42mm (35mm equivalent: 84mm))

Finder

Finder Type Compatible with separately available VF-2, VF-3 and VF-4 electronic viewfinders

Live View

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

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
  • *mirror display when monitor is in selfie position
Brightness / Colour temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Colour tone select Vivid / Natural

Focusing

AF system High-speed imager AF
Focusing point
Focusing point selection mode
81-area multiple AF
All target, group target area (9-area), single target (standard), single target (small)
Focus mode /
Full-time AF
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
AF illuminator With

Exposure control (Still)

Metering system
(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[1], Custom Mysets 1-4[2]
  • *1: Assign to a button to activate
  • *2: Myset can be assigned to mode dial positions (replacing the original modes)
Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight[1], 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[2]
  • *1: 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
  • *2: For 3D lens (H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still photo only
Live Guide Colour Saturation / Colour Image / Brightness / Background Blur / Motion Expression / Shooting Tips
Multiple effects can be applied simultaneously.
  • *'Blur Background' and 'Express Motion' cannot be used 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)
  • *Live View displays only up to ±3 EV.
AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Movie button)

Shutter

Shutter type / Shutter speed Focal-plane shutter[1]: available from 1/4000 to 60 sec. shutter speeds and for Live Bulb, Live Time, and Live Composite
Electronic first curtain shutter[2]: 1/320 - 60 sec.
  • *1: With selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
    Bulb/Time: selectable exposure time (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min.), with 8-min. default setting
    Composite: maximum shooting time 3 hours
  • *2: When Anti-shock mode is set to 0 sec.

Drive

Sequential shooting maximum speed Sequential shooting H mode[1]: approx. 7.4 fps approx. 8.5 fps[2]
  • *1: Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
  • *2: When IS is OFF
    Sequential shooting L mode: approx. 3.7 fps (when using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens)
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)
  • *When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ
  • *With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I EXCERIA™ 32G
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

Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Auto[*], Manual, Super FP[*](FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
  • *Available on the external flash
Bundled flash FL-LM1
TTL Flash with GN= 7 (ISO100•m) / GN= 10 (ISO200•m)
  • *Attach using the hot shoe and connect it to the accessory port 2.
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

Wireless Flash Control

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
Channel 4 channels
Group No. 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)

White Balance

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
  • *Except for Custom WB

Colour Mode

Colour matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode

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

Art Filter

Art Filter
(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

PHOTO STORY

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 / - / -)
  • *Can select picture mode for each frame.
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
Hold function Available

Bracketing

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 function

HDR(Auto composite) DR1, HDR2 (painting-like)
  • *ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 1 sec.
Bracketing for HDR post process 3 or 5 frames in 2.0 or 3.0EV steps, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps.
  • *This function is for capturing images for post production HDR processing, and does not execute HDR processing.

Anti-shock Mode

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

Live Bulb / Live Time

Update interval time 0.5 sec - 60 sec

Live Composite

Update interval time / composite method 0.5 sec - 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)

Interval Mode

Interval Mode Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically

Multi Exposure

Number of picture / Function 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)

Multiple Aspect

Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default), 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4

One-push Tele-converter

Magnification x2

Level Gauge

Detection 2-axis

Movie

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)
30p: 29.97fps
FHD IPB (F: Fine / approx. 26Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 18Mbps)
HD IPB (F: Fine / approx. 14Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 10Mbps)
[AVI]
HD(1280 x 720)/30p
SD(640 x 480)/30p
  • *Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effect are used
  • *Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies
Maximum recording time [MOV]
Approx. 29min (up to 4GB)
[AVI]
HD: approx. 7min[*] / SD: approx. 14min[*]
  • Excluding some Art Filters
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)
  • *FHD 30p Normal
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
AE Lock With

Recording (Sound)

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.)
  • *May affect audio quality.

Wi-Fi function

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
  • *iAuto / ART / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time) and drive mode can be selected.
  • *Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.
  • *When in private connection
Image Share File Type: JPEG[*], MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.
  • *Excluding MPO file
Easy Connection QR code setting

Playback

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

Image Editing

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

Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible), PRINT Image Matching III

Menu

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

Custom

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.
Copyright settings With

Input/Output

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)

Power Requirements

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)
  • *with full battery, when repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes.

Dimensions / Weight

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]

Operating Environment

Temperature 0 ~ +40°C (when in operation) / -20 ~ +60°C (when stored)
Humidity 30 - 90% (when in operation) / 10 - 90% (when stored)

Box Contents

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

Olympus 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 III EZ Lens Silver Specifications

Performance
Focal Length 14 - 42mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28 - 84 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22.0
Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View 29° - 79°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.9" (20.07 cm)
Magnification 0.23x
Elements/Groups 8/7
Diaphragm Blades 5
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
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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