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Olympus PEN E-PL8 16MP Mirrorless Digital Camera Single Lens Kit w. 14-42mm EZ Lens - White
16.1MP, 4/3 Live MOS Sensor, 3-Axis In Body IS, 8.5FPS, 3.0" Tilting Touch LCD, 81-Point-AF, Wifi

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Our Price:Discontinued
Part No:414294 
Manuf No:E-PL8 SLK (White)
 EPL8 SLK (White)
Ship Weight:5 KG  Details
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Date Added:10/11/2016 
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Product Description




When you see the Olympus PEN E-PL8, you cant resist the urge to pick it up and hold it. With its sleek contemporary design, it looks more like a beautiful accessory and less like a traditional camera. Premium materials and finishes add to the luxurious appearance and feel. The compact PEN E-PL8 fits into a handbag and is ready anytime you need spectacular photos or videos - youll be an instant hit on your social newsfeeds. The flip touchscreen monitor provides easy operation, and the powerful in-camera creativity tools let you express your individual style. It doesn't just take great pictures. It makes an impression.

16 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor

1/4000 Sec Mechanical Shutter

180 Tilt Touch LCD Monitor

3-Axis Image Stabilization

Video Clips

Touch AF and Shutter Release

TruePic VII Image Processor

Full HD 1080p Video

Built-in Wi-Fi


Youre attending a wedding and want to look your best. Take along the camera that looks amazing too. The PEN E-PL8s premium materials and finishes, from the leather grain to intricately-textured dials to the brushed aluminum, turn this beautiful camera into a high-end accessory. Every inch of the E-PL8 has been thoughtfully considered, like the modern rounded corners and the embossed Olympus PEN logo. Even after hours of capturing friends and family at a wedding reception, this lightweight, compact camera will feel comfortable in your hand.


Traveling to new places is always an adventure. Using your camera shouldnt be. Thats why the PEN E-PL8 has a unique flip monitor thats also a touch screen. All of the primary functions are in one place right at your fingertips. Of course, whats an overnight trip, week-long vacation, or dream honeymoon without selfies in cool locations? The PEN E-PL8 automatically shifts into Selfie Mode when the monitor is flipped down. Sophisticated imaging technology ensures spectacular-looking selfies, even in low light or at night


Your toddler is growing up quickly and you want shots youll appreciate for years to come. The PEN E-PL8 helps you get photos even a professional will appreciate. In iAuto, the intelligent E-PL8 instantly chooses the best of 42 modes ensuring the perfect picture. Use Live Guide to adjust the look of an image before you take it like blurring an images background. Plus, the E-PL8 automatically compensates for motion blur with its in-body 3-Axis Image Stabilization System perfect for getting clear, crisp shots while chasing your kids down the soccer field.


Spending time with family and friends is always at the top of your to-do list. Its a chance to shoot your best stills and video. With the E-PL8, its also a chance to get creative. Fourteen Art Filters - including the Partial Color filter - give your images and video a unique, personalized look. When youre at a big family birthday, use the video Clips feature to edit together snippets of video and add music to easily create a fun video, all in camera. And when youre out on the town with friends, use the nighttime Live Composite Mode to capture stunning cityscapes and stars youll always treasure


When loved ones are around, everyone wants to get in the photo. Its easy with the PEN E-PL8. Use the cameras built-in Wi-Fi and fast QR code setup to link your smart device with the free Olympus Image Share app, then remotely control the camera, frame the shot, and trip the shutter. Spontaneous everyday moments of your kids, your family, and your life can be instantly and wirelessly uploaded and shared. Its an easy way of keeping everyone important to you updated about your life


Olympus M.Zuiko lenses are fast, compact and lightweight, a perfect match for the PEN E-PL8. The M.Zuiko 14-42mm IIR is an ideal starter lens for everyday shooting, while the M.Zuiko 14-42mm EZ keeps the size compact and convenient. The M.Zuiko 40-150mm R has excellent zoom range for travel, and the M.Zuiko 12-50mm Macro lets you shoot beautiful close-ups and portraits. Best of all, you can add a soft leather neck strap, customized body jacket, or multi-purpose case to create a camera look thats all your own


Sensor Effective Resolution / Type

16.1 Megapixel Live MOS


TruPic VII

Focusing System

F.A.S.T. AF (Contrast Detection)

Image Stabilization System

3-Axis In Body Image Stabilization

Rear Monitor

3.0" Tilting Touch LCD

Creative Features

Live Composite, Selfie Mode, Selfie Video, Clips Mode

Sequential Shooting Speed

8.5fps [H] mode 3.7fps [L] mode mechanical shutter.

Special Features

Easy image sharing via Wi-Fi and OI.Share App

Sensor / Dust Reduction

Sensor Type

4/3 Live MOS Sensor

Effective Pixels

16.1 million

Total Pixels

17.2 million

Filter Array

Primary color filter (RGB)

Aspect Ratio & Area

4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0mm

Dust Reduction

Super Sonic Wave Filter


Processor Type

Olympus TruePic VII

Focusing System

AF System Type

High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection)

Focus Modes

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)

Full Time AF


Magnified Frame


Selectable from over 800 AF points

Enlarged view check by magnify button

Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable

* Super Spot AF only available when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached

Face Detection AF / Eye Detection

Available / Available Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority

Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode

81-area multiple AF (Contrast detection AF),

All target, Group target area (3x3-area),

Single target(Standard Target Size/Small Target Size)

AF Illuminator


AF Targeting Pad

Available *Activate / deactivate with double tap on rear monitor

Manual Focus Assist * Customize Function

Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)

Peaking Function

"Activate with Fn button or focus ring

Change peaking settings using the Info button

Color selection: white or black

Image Stabilization

System Type

Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 3-axis* image stabilization) *yaw/pitch/roll


4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO,S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF

Live View Image Stabilization

Activation by half-pressing shutter release or enlarging view.

Focal Length Setting


IS For Finder Image

Available (by half-pressing the shutter button or enlarging operation)

Stabilization Performance

3.5 EV Steps *Based on CIPA measurement conditions.

When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ (focal length=42mm (35mm equivalent with 84mm)

Lens IS Priority


Shutter / Sequential Shooting

Shutter Type

Computerized focal-plane, high-speed, mechanical shutter

Shutter Speed

1/4000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable) Bulb/Time: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable) Electronic first curtain shutter1 : 1/320 - 60 sec. 1. When Anti-shock mode is set to 0 sec.

Sequential Shooting Maximum Speed

Sequential shooting H mode1: approx 8.5 fps

1. Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot, IS off.

Sequential 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 in 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


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)

Anti-shock Mode

Electronic first curtain shutt


Rear Monitor Type

3.0 tilting touch monitor*

*Approx 1037k dots (3:2) electrostatic capacitance touch screen

Rear Monitor Size

3.0 / 7.6 cm

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

Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees

Downward tilting angle : up to 180 degrees

*mirror display when monitor is in selfie position

Brightness / Color Temp Control (Rear Monitor)

7 levels / 7 levels

Color Tone Select

Vivid / Natural

Live View

Approx. 100% field of view,

Exposure compensation preview,
WB adjustment preview,

Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces),

Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Normal, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off


Preview with depth of field preview lock (must be assigned to button to activate)

Live View Boost

Yes (does not reflect ceratin adjustments such as exposure compensation)

Field of View

Approx. 100%

Display Mode

Normal Mode, Histogram Mode, Level gauge, Highlight and shadow, Off

Monitor Information

Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP, Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition, Digital teleconverter, Battery check

Display of Face Detection

Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.

Exposure Control / Flash

Metering System

Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control (TTL Image sensor metering)

Metering Range

EV -2 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)

Exposure Mode

i Auto (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/macro1, Custom Mysets 1-42

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 Starlight1, 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, 3D2

1. 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite

2. For 3D lens (H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still photo only

ISO Sensitivity

Auto: ISO LOW (approx. 100) - 25600 (customizable, default ISO LOW - 1600)

Manual: ISO LOW (approx. 100) - 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps

Exposure Compensation

Still photo 5 EV, movie 3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable

*HDR shooting, monitor and EVF displays only up to 3 EV

Locks with a half-press of the shutter button
(can be set to Fn button as well)

Flash Intensity Control Method

TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)

* Available with external flash

Bundled Flash

FL-LM1 - TTL flash, GN = 7 (ISO100m) / GN = 10 (ISO200m)

Flash Mode

Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow Sync (1st curtain sync), Slow Sync (2nd curtain sync), Slow Sync (2nd curtain sync) + Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Manual (1/1 (FULL) to 1/64), Flash Off

Synchronization 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

Wireless Flash Control Method

Triggered and controlled (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system) Commander flash : FL-LM1, FL-600R, FL-900R

External Flash Intensity Type

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL

Channel No.

4 channels

Group No.

4 groups: 3 external flash + 1 commander flash

Memory / Image Recording (File Format)

Compatible Memory

SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I/II compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible* ) *Not compatible with Endless Memory.

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

White Balance / Color Mode

White Balance Mode

Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)

White Balance Compensation*

7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB

Color Mode

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Brackting / HDR

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 steps selectable in each 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 (Auto Composite)

HDR1,HDR2 (painting like)

*ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200 and maximum shutter speed is 4 sec.

Bracketing for HDR post-process

3 or 5 frames in 2.0 or 3.0EV steps, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps.

*This function is for capturing images for post production HDR processing, and does not execute HDR processing.

Creative Features

Picture Mode

i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters


Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Filters]

Adjustment Parameter

4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)

Filter Effect (B&W Filter)

Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone

Picture Tone

Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone

Art Filter

Fourteen in-camera Art Filters are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. You can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming 1080 HD movies.

Art Filter Modes

Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e)

Soft Focus ( - / c.e)

Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d)

Light Tone ( - / d)

Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)

Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)

Diorama ( - / d.)

Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)

Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)

Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e) (II/ b.c.d.e.f.g)

Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)

WaterColor (I, II / a.c.d.)

Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i.)

Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.)

Art Effect

a. Soft Focus Effect

b. Pin-Hole Effect

c. White Edge Effect

d. Frame Effect

e. Star Light Effect

f. Defocus Effect

g. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)

h. Picture Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)

i. Shade Effect (Top & Bottom, Left & Right)

Color Ring (for partial color)

Photo Story

With Photo Story, users can shoot a normal, everyday scene from multiple viewpoints and combine them into one image. Simply turning the mode dial to Photo Story, youll be provided with different formats to choose from, and everyday occurrences will become memorable scenes.

Type (Variation / Frame Effect / Window / Aspect)

Standard ,,, / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D

Speed ( - / - /A, E, F)

Zoom in / out (,/ a, c / A, G)

Layout ,,,/ NA / NA

Can select picture mode for each frame.

Fun Frame (, , //)

Frame Effect (photo story)

a. White Frame

b. White Frame & White Edge Effect

c. Black Frame

d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect

Aspect Window / Pattern (photo story)

A. 4:3/2Frames

B. 4:3/3Frames

C. 1:1/2Frames

D. 1:1/3Frames

E. 1:1/4 Frames

F. 16:9/5 Frames

G. 16:9, 2 frames

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 Shooting

1-999 frames, Interval time 1sec-24hours, Time lapse movies

Multiple Exposure (number of pictures / function)

2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)

Video / Audio Recording

Video Recording Format

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

Movie Mode


Full HD: 1920x1080, 30p (29.97fps), 24Mbps (fine) / 16Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9

HD: 1280x720, 30p (29.97fps), 12Mbps (fine) / 8Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9


HD: 1280x720, 30fps*, Aspect ratio 16:9

SD: 640x480, 30fps*, Aspect ratio 4:3

Maximum Video Recording Time


Full HD : Approx. 29min (up to 4GB)


HD : Approx. 7min* / SD : Approx. 14min*

*Except for some of the Art Filters

Art Filter Movie

Yes (frame rate: 30fps or lower)

Movie Effect

One shot echo / Multi echo / Art fade / Old film

Movie Tele-converter

4* Available on Movie effect mode

Timelapse Movie

Available AVI Motion JPEG1280720,10fps

Photo in Movie

Yes (mode1* / mode2) *mode1 is available with frame rate is lower than 30fps


1, 2, 4 or 8 sec (Further continued shooting possible up to 16 sec. by pressing movie record button again) *FHD30pNormal

IS for Movie

M-IS1 On (Multi Motion and electronic IS from image sensor shift type image stabilization), Off

AE Lock


Video Exposure Control

Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual

Video File Size

.MOV Format: Max 4GB

Audio Recording Format

Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)

Microphone / Speaker

Stereo / Mono

Microphone Function

Wind noise reduction, Recording volume, Microphone volume limiter Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)



GPS Info.Function

Via smartphone GPS data

Image Share

File Type: JPEG*, MOV

Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.

*Excluding MPO file

Easy Connection

QR code setting

Wireless Shooting

Live View

Rec View

Wireless Touch AF shutter*

Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance ,Sequential shooting, Short movie recording capability)

Wireless Release

Power Off

*Selectable from iAuto / ART / PASM (Live Bulb, Live Time)

*Control settings for aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance and Drive Mode.

Live Guide

Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips

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

Custom Settings

Can select from 23 functions to assign to buttons, including the Lens Fn button.

Functions that can be assigned differ by button.

RAW Image Editing Functions

RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post-recording

RAW picture editing

RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter, ART-BKT)

Detail edit acceptable. (Preview, Memory of 2 setting, re-development)

Image Overlay

Up to 3 RAW images

Erasing Function

Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index

Protect Function

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

Menu Languages (34 selectable)

English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Connectivity / Power Requirements

USB / AV / Remote Controller Connector

Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]

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 8.02.1b/g/n)

PC Interface

USB2.0 Hi-Speed

TV Interface

HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)


BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)

Sleep Mode

Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)

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 for Movie Shooting

Approx. 90 minutes (under standard JEITA testing) Approx. 150 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used) *with full battery, when repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes.

Weights & Dimensions / Operating Environment /
Box Contents


[CIPA guideline compliant, with BLS-50 battery and Memory card, without eyecup]

Approx. 374g/13.2oz(0.83lbs)

[body only]

Approx. 326g/11.5oz(0.72lbs)


117.1mm (W) 68.3mm (H) 38.4mm (D)

4.6"" (W) x 2.7"" (H) x 1.5"" (D)

[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]

Operating Temperature Range

0 ~ +40 (operation) / -20 ~ +60 (storage)

+32 ~ +104 F (operation) / -4 ~ +140 F (storage)

Operating Humidity Range

30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

Box Contents

Body, Flash FL-LM1, Li-ion battery BLS-50, Li-ion battery charger BCS-5, USB cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card

Product Warranty

24 Month Return To Base

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