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Olympus PEN 16MP Changeable Lens Camera w/14-42mm Lens

Olympus PEN E-PL8 16MP Changeable Lens Camera with 14-42mm IIR Lens - White Body with Silver Lens

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Overview & Details

Olympus PEN E-PL8 16MP Changeable Lens Camera with 14-42mm IIR Lens - White Body with Silver Lens
Love being creative? The Olympus PEN gives you the power and ease to do so. Loaded with a dozen art and filter effects, you can give your photos a truly unique and personal touch. Plus, underneath its stylish exterior is a 16MP Live MOS sensor with a powerful image processor. This means your shots will be colorful, vibrant and filled with superior details. You'll also love exceptionally high ISO speeds for capturing crisp, clear shots in low light. And with the ability to grab HD video, you're ready to grab instant home movies too. With the Olympus PEN, it's easy to take your creativity to the next level and have fun doing it.

What You Get

  • Olympus PEN digital camera body
  • Body cap
  • Lithium-ion battery (BLS-50)
  • 14-42mm lens
  • USB cable
  • AC battery charger
  • Shoulder strap
  • Flash
  • Instruction manual
  • Olympus setup CD with Olympus Viewer 3 software and instruction manual 
  • Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty on camera and 14-42mm lens

Good to Know

  • Actual user storage space available is typically less than stated due to preinstalled system software and programs.
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The Key Specs

Resolution: Still: 16MP Video: 1080p HD (1920 x 1080)
Zoom: 3X optical with 14-42mm lens
Display/Viewfinder: 3.0" tilting touch LCD
Storage: No built-in user storage available
Memory Card Slot: Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC cards (8GB SDHC card included; other cards sold separately)

Additional Specs

Lens Type: Interchangeable; compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses
Lens Focal Length: 14-42mm or depending on optional other lens used
Focus Modes: Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus, S-AF + MF, AF tracking
Aperture: f3.5 - f22
Shutter Speed: 1/4000 of a second to 60 seconds
Image Sensor: 4/3 Live MOS sensor
Image Stabilization: Type Built-in 3-axis (yaw/pitch/roll) sensor-shift image stabilisation for still photos
Flash: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, Super Flash
Exposure: TTL metering system (imager metering); Digital ESP metering, Center-weighted averaging metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual +/-5 EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
ISO/Sensitivity: Auto - ISO 100 - 25600; Manual - ISO 200 - 25600
White Balance: Auto, Preset (7 settings), Capture (4 settings), Custom
Shooting Modes: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, 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, Hand-Held Starlight
Burst/Sequential Modes: Up to 3.7 frames per second for up to 20 frames
Self Timer Modes: 2 seconds, 12 seconds, Custom
Color/Filter Effects: Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, ePortrait, Underwater, Art Filter (Pop Art, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, WaterColor, Vintage, Partial Color, Color Ring
File Formats: Still: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still) Video: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG) Audio: WAV Linear PCM
Ports: Multi-connector (USB 2.0, DC Jack, AV output); micro HDMI; hot shoe; accessory port
Body Type: Compact

The Basics

Model #: PEN E-PL8
Color: White Body with Silver Lens
Measurements: Approx. 4.4"W x 2.5"H x 1.5"D
Weight: Approx. 11.5 oz.
Power Source: Lithium-ion battery charges via AC adapter
Country of Origin: China


16MP resolution
  • High-resolution CMOS sensor delivers superior image quality
  • Create poster-sized prints without losing detail
  • Fine detail processing captures nuances from shadows to highlights

3" tilting touch display
  • Touch the screen to focus, even if the subject is not in the center
  • Makes it easy to choose AF points, capture a picture, change camera settings, release the shutter or navigate controls
  • Tilting display makes it easy to capture shots over the heads of a crowd or to shoot things low to the ground like children or pets

My Set option for mode customization
  • Customize program modes on your dial such as Aperture Priority, Manual and Scene Select Modes

Manual Focus Assist
  • Magnified Focus Assist aids with critical focus by letting you zoom in on part of the image by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens
  • Magnification Display lets you selectively enlarge the image on the LCD at the touch of a button

Creative options
  • Includes an array of art and filter effects
  • Multiple exposure mode to combine several images into one

Olympus Image Share technology
  • Share images to your smartphone, tablet and other compatible wireless devices
  • Olympus allows for the usage of PENPAL Bluetooth device, Eye-Fi Card or the Flash Air Media Card
  • Menu structure is designed for easy uploading from your selected device

More Features
  • Up to 3.7 frames per second sequential shooting
  • AF tracking keeps moving subjects in focus
  • 5 bracketing functions
  • Movie image stabilization
  • Customizable self timer
  • Multiple exposure shooting
  • Multiple aspect ratio shooting
  • Removable grip 
  • In-camera RAW edit
  • Expandable system supports interchangeable lenses and other accessories 
  • HDMI output (cable sold separately)


Olympus PEN E-PL8 16MP Changeable Lens Camera with 14-42mm IIR Lens - White Body with Silver Lens

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