Olympus PEN E-PL8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Brown)

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Screen Coverage 100%
Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,037,000)


Operating/Storage Temperature Operating32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)Humidity: 30 - 90%
Battery 1x BLS-50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1175 mAh


Weight 13.19 oz / 374 g with battery and memory card
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5" / 117.1 x 68.3 x 38.4 mm


Interval Recording Yes
Self Timer 12 seconds, 2 secondsCustom: 1-30 seconds at 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 second intervalsNumber of Shots: 1-10
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0

Kit Lens

Magnification 0.19x
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6Minimum: f/22
Angle of View 75° - 29°
Focal Length 14 - 42mm Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28 - 84 mm
Weight 3.92 oz (111 g)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.20 x 1.90" (5.59 x 4.83 cm)
Filter Thread Front: 37 mm
Autofocus Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Elements/Groups 8/7


Memory Card Type SDSDHCSDXC
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 17.2 MegapixelEffective: 16.1 Megapixel
Max Resolution 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAWMovies: AVI, MJPEG, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo), WAV
Bit Depth 12-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 3-Way

Focus Control

Focus Type Auto & Manual
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 81
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)


Dedicated Flash System TTL Remote Firing Groups: 4 Channels: 4
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 seconds
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Flash Modes 1st Curtain SyncAutoFill-inManualOffRed-eye ReductionSecond-curtain SyncSlow Sync/Red-eye Reduction

Exposure Control

Remote Control RM-UC1 (Optional)
Continuous Shooting Up to 8.5 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 16 frames in raw formatUp to 8.5 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 64 frames in JPEG formatUp to 3.7 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 20 frames in raw formatUp to 3.7 fps at 16.1 MP for unlimited frames in JPEG format
White Balance Modes Auto, Custom
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Art Filter, Custom, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Photo Story, Program, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, UnderwaterMetering Range: EV -2.0 - EV 20.0Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Metering Method Average metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
Shutter Type: MechanicalSpeed: 60 - 1/4000 secondType: MechanicalSpeed: 30 - 1 minuteType: ElectronicSpeed: 60 - 1/320 second
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600

AV Recording

Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Video Clip Length Up to 4 GB or 29 Min
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Format High DefinitionMOV1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps (24 Mbps) (16 Mbps)High DefinitionMOV1280 x 720p / 29.97 fps (12 Mbps) (8 Mbps)High DefinitionAVI1280 x 720p / 30 fpsStandard DefinitionAVI640 x 480p / 30 fps
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Expert Reviews
1 week ago

The new Olympus E-PL8 is the latest model of the PEN series. PEN cameras are stylish and compact systems based on Micro Four/Thirds sensors and lens mounts. The camera is available in different colors, as are the numerous accessories that can be matched to the initial color choice.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
7 days ago

I had Canon and currently have Pentax DSLRs, but I wanted to try something smaller, since I mostly do travel photography. At the same time I didn't want point-and-shoot. So I decided to try this camera with some caution: I was afraid that this is going to be a major downgrade from DSLR.

Product Highlights
  • 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot 180° Flip Touchscreen
  • Full HD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 81-Area FAST AF with Small Target AF
  • Up to 8.5 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • 3-Axis In-Body VCM Image Stabilization
  • Enhanced Selfie Modes and Controls
  • M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens
Average Expert Score
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Olympus PEN E-PL8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Brown)
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Silver)
  • FL-LM1 Flash
  • BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery (7.2V, 1175mAh)
  • BCS-5 Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Olympus Viewer 3 CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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