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Olympus E-PL8

€549.99 - €659.99

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With its stunning design and new stylish accessories this little gem is perfect to live a blogger’s lifestyle. The camera is as easy to use as a smartphone but the quality of the photos I shot with it brought my instagram account to a new level.

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The IT piece

Searching for inspiration? Make the new OLYMPUS
PEN E-PL8 your personal muse. In a stylish shade of brown and other classy colours, this digital camera is going to be the IT Piece of the year! The modern design merges easy functionality with classic curves and leather tone surfaces with contrasting high quality metal that make the E-PL8 shine just like you. Straps from our Fashion Accessory Collection that match the body colour will make this professional camera an accessory you will adore and others will desire.

Express yourself

We all love selfies! But as anyone who ever tried to take a good one knows: selfies are an art form in themselves and difficult to get right. With the new OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8 your self-portrait looks great the moment you press the shutter button for the first time. Fold down the touch screen and the mirrorless camera automatically switches into selfie mode. Hello gorgeous, bye-bye odd contortions! Even taking a photo of your entire outfit is easier than ever. Connected to a smartphone, this compact system camera is the amazing and attractive photographic assistant our PEN Lovers have been dreaming of.

Live your passion

Soft light that caresses lovingly arranged items; a takeaway coffee turned into a piece of art; food creations so special, you want to share them with the PEN Generation and the rest of the world. With the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8 you can live your passion for capturing and sharing life’s magical moments. Several PEN Posts show you how. Allow the varied Art Filters to inspire your creativity and infuse your images with a distinctive mood. Seeing the effects of the Art Filters in live view makes choosing the right one easier than ever before.


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
Type TruePic VII
Dust reduction filter Supersonic Wave Filter
Live View  
Displayed information 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 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 Histogram Level Gauge Highlight & Shadow Focus peaking Number of storable pictures Custom Face detection Flash intensity WiFi
Field of view Approx. 100
Magnification levels 5 / 7 / 10 / 14x
Display modes Comparison Grid (4 types) Grid Histogram Level Gauge Magnified View Standard information Off
Effect preview Art Filter Aspect ratio Exposure Exposure compensation Gradation (SAT) Auto gradation Multi-Exposure Perfect Shot Preview White Balance
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 Manual focus Single AF Continuous AF Single AF MF AF Tracking
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
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)
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 Portrait e-Portrait Landscape Landscape with Portrait Sports Hand-held Starlight Night Scene Night Scene with portrait Children High key Low key Digital Image Stabilisation Macro Nature Macro Candle Sunset Documents Panorama Fireworks Beach and Snow Fisheye converter Wide converter Macro converter 3D Panning
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 ESP light metering Spot metering Centre weighted metering Highlight Shadow
Art Filter  
Modes Pop Art Soft Focus Pale & Light Colour Light Tone Grainy Film Pin Hole Diorama Cross Process Dramatic Tone Gentle Sepia Key Line Water colour Partial Colour Vintage
Variation / Effect Available
Photo Story  
Modes Fun Frame Standard Speed Zoom in / out Layout
Auto ISO 200 - 25600 (customisable, default ISO 200 - 1600)
Manual ISO LOW - 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps
Shutter type Electronically controlled focal plane shutter
Self timer 2s / 12s / 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 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 Tungsten Flourescent 1 Sunlight 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
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
Gradation 4levels (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 AUTO Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64) Red-eye reduction Slow synchronisation with red-eye reduction Slow synchronisation Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain Fill-in Off TTL-Auto FP Manual FP TTL Auto
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)
Modes Auto Red-eye reduction Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain and slow synchronisation Fill-in for exclusive flash Manual
Intensity /- 3 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
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
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 Shutter release Enlargement AF area selection AF area enlargement Frame forward/backward Enlargement playback Live Guide Super Control Panel Art Filter Scene Modes Wifi connection Movie clips Movie effects Movie teleconverter Selfie shutter release
Level Gauge  
Detection 2-axis
Display Rear LCD monitor
Super Control Panel  
Displayed information Battery indicator Record mode Shutter speed Aperture value Exposure compensation indicator ISO AE bracketing AF frame Focus mode AEL notification Face detection Number of storable frames Metering mode Exposure mode Exposure level view Flash compensation value Colour space Gradation 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 Histogram
Recording Formats  
RAW 12bit
RAW & JPEG Yes; parallel recording
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
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
Movie Specialties  
Movie clips 1, 2, 4, 8s (Extension up to 16s by pressing record button before clip ends.)
Movie effects Multi shot echo One shot echo Art fade One push tele-converter Old Film
Art Filter Cross Process Diorama Dramatic Tone Gentle Sepia Grainy Film Key Line Light Tone Pale & Light Colour Pin Hole Pop Art Soft Focus Vintage Partial Colour
Sound Recording System  
Internal microphone Stereo
Recording format Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base
Image footage 30s
Speaker Yes
Microphone functions Wind Noise Reduction Recording Volume Volume limiter Audio Dubbing
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 RAW data edit Red-eye reduction Sepia Black & White Resize Correction of saturation Gradation auto Correction of brightness Correction of colour balance Shadow Adjustment Trimming e-Portrait Aspect ratio
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
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
Connection Accessory Port 2
Wi-Fi Functions  
Easy Connection QR code setting
Wireless Shooting Live View Power off Rec View Self timer Touch AF & Shutter P/A/S/M exposure modes Bulb mode Zoom Aperture priority Manual Shutter priority Sequential shooting Short movie
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)
Temperature 0 - 40C Operating temperature / -20 - 60C storage temperature
Humidity 30 - 90 operation humidity / 10 - 90 storage humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D) 117.1 x 68.3 x 38.4mm (without protrusions)
Weight 374g (including battery and memory card) 326g (body only)
Available Colours Brown Black White
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