Olympus PEN E-PL8 prices and specs
The PEN E-PL8 was produced on Oct 2016. For today the cheapest price for the camera is $649.00.
The PEN E-PL8 is a rangefinder style mirrorless camera. It means that the PEN E-PL8 has smaller size than DSLR cameras but however takes high quality photos and has different kinds of shooting options.
The PEN E-PL8 can make pictures at 16 megapixels highest resolution. But for better image quality the more important thing is a sensor size. This model has a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor. The camera with such sensor size is the optimal choice if you want to shoot pictures of a rather good quality but don't want to use large inconvenient DSLRs. And if you want to produce pictures of the professional quality pay attention to Canon EOS 5DS R.
The camera has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec. It is an average shutter speed that will be enough for taking action pictures of a very good quality. The camera has tilting LCD that will let the photographer to make great selfies. The camera produces high quality videos in Full HD resolution.
The PEN E-PL8 is an interchangeable and has Micro Four Thirds lens mount. If the event needs special shooting conditions, you can change lens to a more appropriate to capture better pictures.
Also this camera has Wi-Fi which means that you can very easy send pictures to the smartphone or tablet for example. The PEN E-PL8 battery life will be enough to shoot about 350 pictures.
Screen & Viewfinder
Lens & Focus
Physical & Battery
Image ratio w:h
Sensor photo detectors
Boosted ISO (minimum)
White balance presets
Custom white balance
Image stabilization notes
JPEG quality levels
Minimum shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Manual exposure mode
Subject / scene modes
Number of focus points
Focal length multiplier
Weight (inc. batteries)
Battery Life (CIPA)
- Oct 2016
- Rangefinder-style mirrorless
- 16 megapixels
- 4608 x 3456
- Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
- TruePic VII
- 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
- 3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960
- 17 megapixels
- Auto, 200 - 25600
- Yes (4 slots)
- 3.5 stops
- Super fine, fine, normal, basic)
- 60 sec
- 1/4000 sec
- No (small external flash included)
- Yes (GN7 @ ISO 100)
- 8.0 fps
- Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
- ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
- ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
- Yes (3 frames in 2/4/6 stops in A-B/G-M axis)
- 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
- H.264, Motion JPEG
- Contrast Detect (sensor)
- Selective single-point
- Face Detection
- Live View
- Micro Four Thirds
- 357 g (0.79 lb / 12.59 oz)
- 115 x 67 x 38 mm (4.53 x 2.64 x 1.5″)
- Battery Pack
- BLS-50 lithium-ion battery & charger
- SD/SDHC/SDXC card
- USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
- Yes (micro-HDMI)
- Yes (wired or via smartphone)
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