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Olympus PEN E-PL8 Digital Camera Body - Black

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With its feminine shape and leather-look finish, the eye-catching Olympus Pen E-PL8 Digital Camera Body is designed with bloggers and fashionistas, in mind. Compact enough to slip easily into a bag, this small camera delivers high-quality images that can be easily shared to social media. A flip-down touch screen makes it ideal for taking selfies, and content can be edited effortlessly in-camera.

Key Features:

Iconic fashion item with high-end, interchangeable lens-camera performance

Category-defining, curvaceous design with high-grade finish and eye-catching details

Flip-down, reversible touchscreen and automatic selfie mode for high-quality still and video selfies

On-camera video editing, effects and stitching for outstanding movies

Built-in Wi-Fi for easy transfer to compatible smartphones, tablets and social media via free OI.Share App

Remote control via smartphone for full-body selfie fashion shoots

Easy-access Art Filters for adding creative effects to photos and movies, incl. Old Film Effect, Art Fade, Multi Echo and One Shot

My Clips folder storage for organizing, editing and stitching short video clips

Made to match Olympus-exclusive accessories designed specifically for fashion-conscious women

Compatible with full range of first-class M.ZUIKO lenses, incl. must-have 45mm prime portrait lens

Browse Art Filters and see effect in real time in Live View

Built-in indoor flash and compatibility with external system flashes

Photo Story for laying out stills as a story in an album with a variety of creative effects

iAuto lets the camera automatically select the best settings for any photo

Live Guide makes it easy to adjust key settings like bokeh, ideal for non-experts

e-Portrait for perfect skin tones

Eye Detection for pin-sharp portraits

Live Composite for long exposures that capture trails of light like stars through the night

Fast AF focussing for highspeed sequential shooting

Quick Start Guide gets beginners shooting straight away

To Die-For Design

The rounded PEN design is impressive from any angle. On the front, the gold or silver embossed Olympus PEN lettering recalls premium leather accessories and draws the eye to the minimalist, colour-coordinated grip. The premium look continues with the glittering, top-mounted metal dials and signature PEN “step”. The result is a camera that can be confidently carried – or worn – on any occasion. Which is where the compact, Micro Four Thirds format comes into play. Like any PEN, the lightweight E-PL8 is designed to go everywhere with you.

Introducing “Touch Selfies”

This new PEN elevates the selfie to an expressive art form, and makes it accessible to anyone. High-grade interchangeable lenses combine with high-end technologies to ensure maximum imaging power. Selfie Mode automatically activates when you flip down the reversible LCD, giving you one-touch access to key controls without worrying about blocking the shot with an errant finger. The result is beautifully lit, pin-sharp selfies, even when shooting against bright lights at night. Zoom lenses automatically move to wide-angle, and a choice of one-touch options appear on the LCD, including e-Portrait, Interval Shooting, Art Filters and movie special effects. PEN technology makes it possible to shoot spectacular, SLR-style shots with a defocused background or quirky fish-eye perspective that simply aren’t possible on even the best smartphones.

Movie Making Made Easy

The PEN makes it easy – and fun – to shoot and edit movies on-camera. You can record videos in short bursts, save them to ‘My Clips’, then stitch your favourite clips together to make a promo-style film with a soundtrack and Art Filter. For example, Old Film Effect randomly adds noise and scratches to create a retro look.

The World via WiFi

The new PEN links quickly to your smartphone via Wi-Fi and the free OI.Share App so you can shoot full-body selfies remotely (controlling the camera on your phone) and keep a fashion log showing the outfits you wear every day. Of course, from your smartphone it’s a cinch to upload to social media.

Change Lenses and Accessories

Like every PEN, the E-PL8 is compatible with Olympus’ ever-expanding family of high-grade M.ZUIKO system lenses, as well as the outstanding PEN Fashion Accessories, which offer a wide range of Shoulder Straps, Hand Straps or different bags for every style and every taste.


Megapixels: 16.1

Sensor format: Micro Four Thirds

Sensor type: 4/3 Live MOS Sensor

Crop factor: 2.0x

Max Resolution: 4608 x 3456

Autofocus points: 81

Autofocus system: Contrast Detection AF system

Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds

Frames per second: 8.5

ISO min: 200

ISO max: 25600

Card format: SD / SDHC / SDXC / UHS-I

Battery model: BLS-50 Li-ion Battery

Shutter speed fast: 1/4000 sec

Shutter speed slow: 60 sec

HD movie mode Full HD: 1080 30p

Tilting / Rotating screen: Yes - Flip up 80 degrees, Tilt down 180 degrees

Metering system: TTL open aperture light metering

Flash type: Detachable Flash (included)

Flash guide number: 10

Image stabilisation: Sensor shift

Size (mm): 117.1 x 68.3 x 38.4

Weight (g): 374

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, QR Code, Micro HDMI, USB

Manufacturer Olympus
Maximum Video Resolution 1080p
Colour Black