E‑PL8 Pancake Zoom Kit

£479.99
£449.00
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  • 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 (White)
M.Zuiko Digital ED 14‑42mm F3.5‑5.6 EZ Pancake (Silver)

Details

  • Ultra-slim with high image quality
  • Remote control via mobile devices
  • High resolution made handy
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

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

Field of view

Approx. 100%

Magnification levels

5 / 7 / 10 / 14x

Display modes

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

Effect preview

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

Image Stabiliser

Type

Sensor shift

Lens IS priority

Available

Modes

Three‑dimensional, vertical or horizontal activation, automatic

Live View stabilisation

Yes

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

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

Modes

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

AF illuminator

Yes

Full time AF

Yes

Manual focus

Yes; 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

Yes

AF tracking

Yes; Available in continuous AF mode

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

Exposure System

Modes

Programme automatic
Aperture priority
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

Yes

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

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

Multi-Exposure

Max. number of frames

2 frames (shooting)

Auto gain control

Yes

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

Centre weighted metering
Spot metering
Shadow
Highlight
ESP light metering

Art Filter

Modes

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

* 18 colours selectable

Variation / Effect

Available

Photo Story

Modes

Speed
Fun Frame
Standard
Layout*
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

Single frame
Sequential shooting
Self timer
Bracketing

Anti Shock

Yes; 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)

Yes

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

Sunlight
Tungsten
Flourescent 1
Flash
Overcast
Shade
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

Yes; 4 levels (Off, Low, Standard, High)

Internal Flash

Modes

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

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

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

Exposure compensation
Movie
Self-timer
e-Portrait
Shutter release
When in Selfie Mode:

Level Gauge

Detection

2‑axis

Display

Rear LCD monitor

Super Control Panel

Displayed information

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

Recording Formats

RAW

12bit

RAW & JPEG

Yes; parallel recording

JPEG

Yes

Aspect ratio

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

MPO (3D)

Yes

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

Yes

DCF

Yes

Movie Recording System

Recording format

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

Image Stabilisation Mode

Yes; 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

Aperture priority
Art Filter
Manual
Programme automatic
Shutter priority

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

Art Filter

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

* 18 colours selectable

Sound Recording System

Internal microphone

Stereo

Recording format

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

Image footage

30s

Speaker

Yes

Microphone functions

Audio Dubbing
Wind Noise Reduction
Recording Volume
Volume limiter

View Images

Modes

Index
Calendar
Zoom
Slide show
Movie
Single

Light box

Yes

Histogram in playback mode

Yes

Shooting information

Off / On

Highlight/Shadow point warning

Yes

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

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

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

Yes

My Mode

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

Factory reset

Full / Basic

Programmable button

Yes

Interface

Hot shoe

Yes

Media

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

HDMI™

Yes; Micro connector (Type D) *

USB 2.0 High Speed

Yes

Combined V & USB output

Yes; NTSC or PAL selectable

Wireless connectivity

WiFi

* "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

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

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

Black
White
Brown
  • 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