Olympus E-PL8

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The E-PL8 is the sixth generation of what is now the mid-line Pen series (sometimes referred to as Pen Lite by Olympus). 

  • Sensor: 16mp CMOS sensor, 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop), 3-axis sensor stabilization (3.5 stops CIPA)
  • Mount: Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images: 4608 x 3456 JPEG or 12-bit ORF maximum, 8 fps max (fixed focus/exposure) or 3.7 fps (20 frame raw fbuffer) 
  • Aspect ratios: 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
  • Video:  1080P/30, 720P/30, 480P/30 AVCHD (24Mbps, 16Mbps, or 8Mbps compression bandwidth), 48Khz PCM stereo
  • Shutter: mechanical 60 sec to 1/4,000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure: matrix, center-weighted, spot metering, -5 to +5EV exposure compensation, 7 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 200-25,600 (also 100), AUTO ISO
  • Focus: 81-area contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override, peaking function
  • Display: 3", 1.04m dot tilting (80° up and 180° down) touch screen LCD, optional EVF via accessory slot
  • Flash: hot shoe, bundled FL-LM1 (7m GN) flash, 1/250 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync, four-level manual, wireless control
  • Remote: optional RM-UC1
  • Other Notable Features: WiFi 802.11b/g/n, powered accessory slot, no orientation sensor, GPS info from smartphone, HDR function, Art filters, multiple exposure, time-lapse
  • Cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I and EyeFi compatible
  • Battery: BLS-50 (350 shots CIPA)
  • Size: 4.5 x 2.6 x1.5" (114.9 x 67 x 38.4mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 12.6 ounces (357g)
  • Colors: Black, White, Brown 
  • Price: US$550 body only, US$650 with 14-42mm II R kit lens
  • Current firmware: version 1.0
  • Announced: September 19, 2016


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