Olympus PEN E-PL8 Single Lens Kit with 14-42mm Lens - White

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The Olympus PEN E-PL8 offers premium design inherited from the PEN series, enhanced selfie functions and extensive creative shooting features that provides complete freedom. These features can be used not only with still images, but also with movies. With excellent photo and video image quality that can only be provided by an interchangeable lens camera, and smartphone connectivity that lets you share your images then and there, the PEN delivers an experience that people have come to expect from photography today. The E-PL8 will sure to satisfy a variety of needs, for those that enjoy taking the camera along, shooting, viewing, and sharing.

  • 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 3-inch 1.04m-Dot 180° Flip Touchscreen
  • 3-Axis In-body VCM Image Stabilisation
  • Enhanced Selfie Modes
  • Full HD Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 81-Area FAST AF with Small Target AF
  • Up to 8.5 fps Shooting
  • Built-in Wi-Fi


    High Performance Shooting
    A high image quality inherited from the OM-D series interchangeable lens camera is achieved for quality and performance that satisfies professional needs. The 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor retains details in shadow and faithfully represents night scenes and dark indoor scenes. The wide dynamic range and smooth expressions of gradation beautifully captures high contrast scenes well. The same TruePic VII image processor used in the Olympus’ flagship model the OM-D E-M1 is used in this model. It brings out the best of the excellent optical performance and quality of the M.Zuiko Digital lens for high resolution and vivid color reproduction. As a high-performance camera, the PEN E-PL8 shoots at up to 8.5 frames per second, has a superb in-body 3-Axis VCM IS system (effective up to - 3.5 EV steps) that gives you shake-free handheld results, and its top shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second freezes the fastest action.

    Monitor For Touch Selfies
    Selfies, which have become a staple shooting style in recent years, can now be enjoyed as both still images and movies with full-touch operations like using a smartphone. The E-PL8 is equipped with a large, high definition touch panel monitor that rotates 180 degree downward. This enables touch operations easier without worrying about getting your finger in the shot.

    Selfie Mode In Still Images And Movies
    When the monitor is opened downward, the Selfie mode is activated and the image shown on the monitor automatically turns into a mirror display. In addition to the e-Portrait button*3, shutter release, Custom self-timer, brightness adjustment*4, Clips and movie recording buttons have been added to the monitor display for a variety of touch operations. A new Selfie mode for movie is added on the E-PL8. This new mode makes recording Selfie Movies smoother and displays movie effect button as well as a movie recording button, brightness adjustment button, and Clips button. The shutter release button is designed to capture a photo one second after being touched so you can shift your eyes from your finger to the lens for better selfies. e-Portrait makes skin look smoother in photos. When an electronic zoom lens is attached to the camera, it automatically switches the zoom to a wide-angle setting*5 for quick selfie shooting at the optimal wide angle.

    Live-Preview Filters
    The PEN E-PL8 is designed to help you take extraordinary pictures and videos that bring your inner artist to life. Its fourteen live-preview Art Filters with myriad variation effects and combination possibilities let you photograph or record movies with satisfying artistic results. Easily create a picture narrative with the Photo Story shooting mode with live-view multi- picture templates.

    A Premium PEN Design, Simple And Sophisticated
    The E-PL8 carries on the features of Olympus PEN series, with a sophisticated design that makes the camera as a fashion item. Soft, modern body lines are incorporated into the form with a rounded shape that fits perfectly in the hand. The embossed Olympus PEN logo*1, alumite finish on the upper part of the body, and metal dials show an absolute commitment to detail. The front of the body features synthetic leather and carefully selected patterned finishes for each colour option. The bundled strap and the colours of triangular split ring cover are new to match the body colour*2 for a truly unified feel.

    Wi-Fi With OI.Share
    As the smartphone user’s ideal interchangeable lens camera, the PEN E- PL8 has extremely strong smartphone integration and control via the sophisticated Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) app. OI.Share enables LiveView touch-screen control of the E-PL8 of such depth, that your phone becomes a seamless extension of the camera, or vice-versa. Tap the LiveView screen on the phone and the PEN instantly focuses and shoots and gives perfect control of the E-PL8 from up to 10 meters away for remote shooting. You can even control the zoom setting of the M.Zuiko 14-42mm electronic zoom lens from the phone, or watch an image develop on your phone when taking long exposures.

    *1 Logo is embossed in gold on white and brown bodies, and embossed in silver on black body. *2 The colour of triangular ring split cover is beige for white and brown bodies, and black for black body. *3 When set to iAUTO *4 Except for iAUTO, SCN, and M modes PR1609001 *5 After automatically switching to the wide-angle setting, you can manually change the zoom setting. *6 Only when Layout is selected. *7 Download page at Olympus Imaging Australia website.


    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 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 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 *mirror display when monitor is in selfie position
    Brightness / Colour temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
    Colour tone select Vivid / Natural
    AF system High-speed imager AF
    Focusing pointFocusing point selection mode 81-area multiple AFAll 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 x5, x7, x10, x14Can 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 WithEye 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 *'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 *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 type / Shutter speed Focal-plane shutter[1]: available from 1/4000 to 60 sec. shutter speeds and for Live Bulb, Live Time, and Live CompositeElectronic 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 settingComposite: maximum shooting time 3 hours*2: When Anti-shock mode is set to 0 sec.
    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 OFFSequential 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 intensity control method TTL Auto, Auto[*], Manual, Super FP[*](FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL) *Available on the external flash
    Bundled flash *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 *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 Effectb. Pin-Hole Effectc. White Edge Effectd. Frame Effecte. Star Light Effectf. 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
    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 Frameb. White Frame & White Edge Effectc. Black Framed. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
    Aspect & Frame Pattern A. 4:3, 2 framesB. 4:3, 3 framesC. 1:1, 2 framesD. 1:1, 3 framesE. 1:1, 4 framesF. 16:9, 5 framesG. 16:9, 2 frames
    Hold function Available
    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) *ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 1 sec.
    Bracketing for HDR post process *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
    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: 29.97fpsFHD IPB (F: Fine / approx. 26Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 18Mbps)HD IPB (F: Fine / approx. 14Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 10Mbps)[AVI]HD(1280 x 720)/30pSD(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 *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 / MonoCompatible with separately available exterior stereo microphone SEMA-1.
    Microphone function *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[*], MOVConnect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share. *Excluding MPO file
    Easy Connection QR code setting
    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 function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible), PRINT Image Matching III
    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
    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
    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[*] *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

    Box Contents

    • Olympus PEN E-PL8 - White
    • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ Lens
    • 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