E‑PL8 1442 II R Kit

£399.99
£399.00
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The fashion icon of photography.

  • The IT piece among cameras
  • The perfect camera for selfies
  • Art Filters that expand creativity

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  • Award-winning design (Red Dot Award 2017)

The Olympus PEN E-PL8 is the IT piece of the year and the ideal camera for sharing your passions with the whole world in an instant. The modern design and leather tone surface gives the camera an elegant look. Handy features like the improved selfie mode and the movie-clips make this camera your perfect constant companion. An accessory you will adore and others will desire.

E‑PL8

68.3mm 117.1mm
326g (body only)

Effective pixels

16.1 Megapixels

Type

Sensor shift

Method

Contrast Detection AF system

Focus areas

81 points / All target, Group target (9‑areas), Single target (normal), Single target (small)

Monitor size

7.6cm / 3.0'' (3:2)

Box Contents

Camera Body (Light Brown)
M.Zuiko Digital 14‑42mm F3.5‑5.6 II R (Silver)

Details

  • Ultra fast and silent autofocus
  • Compact and powerful 3x zoom
  • Versatile all-purpose lens
Flash FL‑LM1

Type

Body material

Metal

Lens mount

Micro Four Thirds

Image Sensor

Type

4/3'' Live MOS sensor

Effective pixels

16.1 Megapixels

Filter array

Primary colour filter (RGB)

Aspect ratio & area

4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0mm

Full resolution

17.2 Megapixels

Engine

Type

TruePic VII

Filter

Dust reduction filter

Supersonic Wave Filter

Live View

Displayed information

AE lock
Auto bracket
Shutter speed
Aperture
AF confirmation mark
Level Gauge
Focus peaking
Number of storable pictures
Custom
Face detection
Flash intensity
Shooting information
Battery check
Shooting mode
Focus mode
Flash status
Touch Panel Condition
Focal length
Flash mode
Histogram
Highlight & Shadow
AF frame display
Exposure compensation value
Metering mode
Wi-Fi
White Balance
Sequential shooting mode
ISO
Record mode
Face / Eye detection mode
IS activating mode
Spot metering area
Super FP

Field of view

Approx. 100%

Magnification levels

5 / 7 / 10 / 14x

Display modes

Standard information
Comparison
Grid (4 types)
Grid
Histogram
Level Gauge
Magnified View
Off

Effect preview

White Balance
Perfect Shot Preview
Multi-Exposure
Art Filter
Aspect ratio
Exposure
Exposure compensation
Gradation (SAT)
Auto gradation

Image Stabiliser

Type

Sensor shift

Lens IS priority

Available

Modes

Three‑dimensional, vertical or horizontal activation, automatic

Live View stabilisation

Available

Effective Compensation Range

Up to 3.5 EV steps (CIPA)

Shutter speed range

60 ‑ 1/4000s (not available when Bulb is selected)

Focusing System

Method

Contrast Detection AF system

Focus areas

81 points / All target, Group target (9‑areas), Single target (normal), Single target (small)

800 points / Manual selection in Magnified View Mode

AF lock

Available; Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)

Modes

AF Tracking
Single AF + MF
Continuous AF
Single AF
Manual focus

AF illuminator

Equipped

Full time AF

Available

Manual focus

Available; With enlarged focusing area or focus peaking

Face Detection extension

Eye Detect AF: Off
Left side priority
Near side priority
Right side priority

Predictive AF

Available

AF tracking

Available; Available in continuous AF mode

C‑AF and AF tracking only with Micro Four Thirds lenses!

Exposure System

Modes

Aperture priority
Programme automatic
Shutter priority
Manual
Bulb
Time
i-Auto
Scene Modes
Art Filter
Photo Story
Movie
HDR
My Mode

Exposure compensation

+/‑ 5 EV (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)

Note: Movie shooting, monitor and EVF displays only up to ±3 EV .

Exposure bracketing

2 / 3 / 5 frames (+/‑ 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps)

7 frames (+/‑ 1/3, 2/3 EV steps)

ISO bracketing

3 frames (+/‑ 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)

AE lock

Available

My Mode

4 settings storable

HDR bracketing

3 / 5 frames (+/‑ 2 / 3 EV steps)

7 frames (+/‑ 2 EV steps)

Scene Modes

Number of scene modes

25

Modes

Children
Night Scene
Portrait
e-Portrait
Landscape
Landscape with Portrait
Panning
3D
Macro converter
Wide converter
Fisheye converter
Beach and Snow
Fireworks
Panorama
Documents
Sunset
Candle
Nature Macro
Sports
Hand-held Starlight
Macro
Digital Image Stabilisation
Low key
High key
Night Scene with portrait

Multi-Exposure

Max. number of frames

2 frames (shooting)

Auto gain control

Available

Frame assistance

Live View

Light Metering

Method

TTL open aperture light metering

Zones

324 zones Multi‑pattern Sensing System

Detection range

‑2 ‑ 20 EV (17mm f2.8, ISO 100) 0 ‑ 20 EV when the frame ratio is set at high speed

Modes

Shadow
Centre weighted metering
Spot metering
ESP light metering
Highlight

Art Filter

Modes

Pop Art
Water colour
Gentle Sepia
Dramatic Tone
Partial Colour*
Soft Focus
Diorama
Vintage
Grainy Film
Light Tone
Pale & Light Colour
Pin Hole
Cross Process
Key Line

* 18 colours selectable

Variation / Effect

Available

Photo Story

Modes

Speed
Standard
Layout*
Fun Frame
Zoom in / out

* Variable Picture Mode for each frame

Sensitivity

Auto

ISO 200 ‑ 25600 (customisable, default ISO 200 ‑ 1600)

Manual

ISO LOW ‑ 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps

Shutter

Shutter type

Electronically controlled focal plane shutter

Self timer

2s / 12s / Custom

Custom (delay 1‑30sec.,shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,number of shots 1‑10)

Every time AF: ON/OFF

Modes

Bracketing
Self timer
Sequential shooting
Single frame

Anti Shock

Available release delay: 1/320 ‑ 60s

Shutter Speeds

Shutter speed range

1/4000 ‑ 60s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)

Bulb mode

Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the menu, default: 8 minutes)

White Balance

AUTO WB system

Advanced detection system with Live MOS sensor

Manual White balance (One-Touch)

Available

White balance bracketing

3 frames / +/‑ 2, 4, 6 mired steps

One-touch white balance

2 custom settings can be registered

Custom WB

1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K ‑ 14000K)

Preset values

Shade
Tungsten
Flourescent 1
Sunlight
Flash
Overcast
Underwater

Auto Flash adjustment

Off / Auto WB / Flash

Keep warm colour

On / Off

Sequence Shooting

Speed (H)

Approx. 8.5fps

Speed (L)

3.7fps

Max. number of frames

20 frames (RAW)

Up to card capacity (JPG / Large Normal mode)

Conditions

Memory card: TOSHIBA SDHC UHS‑II R95 W90 EXCERIA™

Note: Depending on shooting conditions, the sequential shooting speed may reduce speed during shooting.

Image Processing

Colour space

sRGB / AdobeRGB

Sharpness + Contrast

5 levels

Contrast

5 levels

Saturation

5 levels

Black & White filter

Yellow, Orange, Red, Green

Black & White toning

Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green in Black & White mode

Picture mode

Gradation

4 levels (auto, high key, normal, low key)

Engine

TruePic VII

Art Filter bracketing

Available

Tele converter effect

2x

Noise Filter

Available 4 levels (Off, Low, Standard, High)

Internal Flash

Modes

FP Manual
FP TTL Auto
Slow synchronisation with red-eye reduction
Slow synchronisation
Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain
Fill-in
Off
TTL-Auto
AUTO
Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
Red-eye reduction

Type

Detachable flash (bundled)

Flash compensation

+/‑ 3 EV / 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps

Guide number

10 (ISO 200)

X-sync speed

1/250s / 1/4000s (Super FP Mode)

External Flash Control

X-sync speed

1/200s / 1/4000s (Super FP Mode)

1/160s (RC Mode)

Type

TTL AUTO, AUTO, MANUAL, FP TTL AUTO, FP MANUAL

Modes

Fill-in for exclusive flash
2nd curtain and slow synchronisation
Manual
Auto
Red-eye reduction
Slow synchronisation

Intensity

+/‑ 3 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)

Note: Some functions are only available if they are supported by the external flash.

Wireless Flash Control

Number of channels

4 channels

Compatible external flash

FL‑36R, FL‑50R, FL‑300R, FL‑600R, FL‑900R

Control method

Triggered and controlled (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system)

Group setting

4 groups

Available when used together with cameras compatible with the Olympus wireless RC flash system.

Monitor

Monitor type

Tiltable LCD ‑ Touch Panel

Tilt angle

80° (up) 180° (down)

Monitor size

7.6cm / 3.0'' (3:2)

Resolution

1037K dots

Brightness adjustment

+/‑ 7 levels

Colour balance

+/‑ 7 levels Vivid (default) / Natural

Touch Control functions

Movie clips
Scene Modes
Movie effects
Movie teleconverter
Selfie shutter release
Art Filter
Super Control Panel
Live Guide
Enlargement playback
Frame forward/backward
AF area enlargement
AF area selection
Enlargement
Shutter release
Wi-Fi connection

When in Selfie Mode:

e-Portrait
Shutter release
Exposure compensation
Movie
Self-timer

Level Gauge

Detection

2‑axis

Display

Rear LCD monitor

Super Control Panel

Displayed information

Flash compensation value
Exposure level view
Exposure mode
Metering mode
Aperture value
Histogram
Colour space
Exposure compensation indicator
Number of storable frames
Face detection
Gradation
AEL notification
Focus mode
AF frame
AE bracketing
ISO
Colour saturation compensation value
Sharpness compensation value
Contrast compensation value
White balance
White balance compensation value
Noise reduction
Flash mode
Drive mode
Internal temperature warning
Battery indicator
Record mode
Shutter speed

Recording Formats

RAW

12bit

RAW & JPEG

Applied parallel recording

JPEG

Applied

Aspect ratio

4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4

MPO (3D)

Applied

Image Size

RAW

4608 x 3456

4608 x 3456 Fine (compression: 1/4)

Middle

3200 x 2400

Small

1280 x 960

Still Image Recording

EXIF

2.2

PIM

III

DPOF

Applied

DCF

Applied

Movie Recording System

Recording format

MOV(MPEG‑4AVC/H.264), AVI(Motion JPEG)

Image Stabilisation Mode

Applied Sensor shift (3‑axis)

HD Movie quality

Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) / 30fps / IPB (F,N) / (MOV)

HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 30p (MOV)

Maximum Recording Time

29min

14min (SD) / 7min (HD) (AVI Motion JPEG®)*

Max. file size

4GB (AVCHD)

2GB (Motion‑JPEG)

Exposure Modes

Shutter priority
Manual
Art Filter
Aperture priority
Programme automatic

* Some Art Filters are excluded

Movie Specialties

Movie clips

1, 2, 4, 8s

(Extension up to 16s by pressing record button before clip ends.)

Movie effects

One push tele-converter
One shot echo
Old Film
Multi shot echo
Art fade

Art Filter

Gentle Sepia
Partial Colour*
Vintage
Soft Focus
Pop Art
Pin Hole
Pale & Light Colour
Light Tone
Key Line
Grainy Film
Dramatic Tone
Diorama
Cross Process

* 18 colours selectable

Sound Recording System

Internal microphone

Stereo

Recording format

Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base

Image footage

30s

Speaker

Equipped

Microphone functions

Wind Noise Reduction
Recording Volume
Volume limiter
Audio Dubbing

View Images

Modes

Calendar
Single
Movie
Slide show
Zoom
Index

Light box

Available

Histogram in playback mode

Available

Shooting information

Off / On

Highlight/Shadow point warning

Available

Erase / Protect / Copy Function

Erase modes

Single, All, Selected

Image protect mode

Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)

Image Editing

Editing functions

Aspect ratio
e-Portrait
Trimming
Shadow Adjustment
Correction of colour balance
RAW data edit
Red-eye reduction
Sepia
Black & White
Resize
Correction of saturation
Gradation auto
Correction of brightness

Menu

Menu languages in camera

English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian

Customisation Options

Fn Button

Equipped

My Mode

4 settings storable (Can be set to mode dial.)

Factory reset

Full / Basic

Programmable button

Equipped

Interface

Hot shoe

Equipped

Media

SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS‑I compatible) Class 10 is recommended for Movie shooting

HDMI™

Applied Micro connector (Type D) *

USB 2.0 High Speed

Applied

Combined V & USB output

Equipped NTSC or PAL selectable

Wireless connectivity

Wi-Fi

* "HDMI", the HDMI logo and "High‑Definition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

Connection

Accessory Port 2

Wi-Fi Functions

Easy Connection

QR code setting

Wireless Shooting

Power off
Live View
Zoom
Bulb mode
P/A/S/M exposure modes
Touch AF & Shutter
Self timer
Rec View
Short movie
Sequential shooting
Shutter priority
Manual
Aperture priority

Image Share

File type: JPEG, MOV

Simultaneuosly connectable devices: 4

Privacy function

GPS info

Available through Smartphone GPS data

Power Supply

Battery

BLS‑50 Lithium‑Ion Battery (included)

Sleep mode

1, 3, 5min. and off selectable.

Live View shooting

Approx. 350images (100% with Live View)

Movie recording

90min (standard JEITA conditions) 150min (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)

Environment

Temperature

0 ‑ 40°C Operating temperature / ‑20 ‑ 60°C storage temperature

Humidity

30 ‑ 90% operation humidity / 10 ‑ 90% storage humidity

Dimensions

Width

117.1mm

326g (body only)

Height

68.3mm

Depth

38.4mm

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Weight

374g (including battery and memory card)

Exterior

Available Colours

Brown
White
Black
  • BLS‑50 Lithium‑Ion Battery
  • BCS‑5 Battery Charger
  • Micro Four Thirds body cap (BC‑2)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CB‑USB6 USB Cable
  • Olympus Viewer Software
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card