Olympus PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ (Kit) Brown

MPN: V205082NE000  |  EAN: 4545350050320  |  Model: PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ

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as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET



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Olympus PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ (Kit) Brown - V205082NE000 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Mirrorless Camera
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Wildlife Photography
Astronomy Photography
Live Streaming
Landscape Photography
Everyday Life Photography
Event Videos
Events Photography
Sports Photography
Home Videos
Underwater Photography
WiFi Connectivity
Regular Looks
Cute & Pretty Looks
Bluetooth Connectivity
Camera Body with Lens

Kind of Camera

The Mirror-less Camera is a very good option for taking those shots with a professional flair. The ability to change lenses and tweak a variety of photo settings can be quite powerful. 

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this OLYMPUS device works!

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 800  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ video camera should be sufficient for your needs.


Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from OLYMPUS provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ is a great companion to have.

For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (17.3 x 13 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

Photo Scenarios

The OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ has a sensor size of 17.3 x 13 mm (mm) which is crucial for capturing as much light information as possible when taking photographs of the cosmos. The ability to shoot and store images as RAW files and not just JPEG is important for this kind of photography. This model delivers on that!

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ is an easy recommendation for this.

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 17.3 x 13 mm(mm) sensor size, the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from OLYMPUS, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from OLYMPUS is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ is a breeze.

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 17.3 x 13 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from OLYMPUS has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. In addition, this model has the ability to select what parts of your frame you would like to focus on before you take the shot.

Other considerations

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.

The outdoors can get quite sandy depending on the environment you'll be taking pictures in. Which is why a camera like this is what you'll need as its been fully certified as dust-proof.


It's an eye-catching package with a bright and refreshing look about it. It could even play the role of an accessory to compliment a specific sense of style.

Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ fits the bill.

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Product Description

Designed around superb imaging capabilities and creative controls, the stylish Olympus PEN E-PL8 is well-suited to just about any situation you might find yourself in. Featuring a 16.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor, this mirrorless camera is ready to deliver high-resolution photos with sensitivity that reaches ISO 25600. When shooting video, you'll be able to record in Full HD 1080p at up to 30 frames per second. Whether you're capturing those precious family moments or documenting local sporting events, you'll be sure to appreciate the thoughtful features that make the shooting experience a smooth one. The 3-Axis sensor-shift image stabilization is constantly working to reduce camera shake and overall unsteadiness while moving, whereas the 81-point autofocus system is fast and accurate, while it works in conjunction with the rear LCD display for intuitive touch-to-focus control. Complete with a stylish grip, clean lines and matching leather accents, the Olympus PEN E-PL8 comes in a vintage brown look that only adds to the timeless charm.

Technical Specifications

Olympus PEN E-PL8 14-42mm EZ (Kit) Brown - V205082NE000 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type MILC
Dustproof Yes
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Brown
3D Photo Yes
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.5-5.6
Brightness Adjustment Yes
Built-in Processor Yes
Camera File System DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Image Formats Supported JPG, RAW
Languages Support Multi
Multi-shot Yes
Photo Effects Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Playback Modes Next, Pause, Previous, Slideshow, Zoom
Saturation Adjustment Yes
Scene Modes Backlight, Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Documents, Fireworks, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Landscape (scenery)
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 12 s
Shooting Modes Auto, Manual
White Balance Auto
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 800
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max) 25600
ISO Sensitivity (min) 200
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Highlight-weighted, Partial, Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Type Mechanical
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60 s
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30 fps
Resolution At Capture Speed [email protected]
Supported Aspect Ratios 1:1, 3:2, 3:4, 4:3, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVC, AVI, H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported PCM
Audio System Stereo
Built-in Microphone Yes
Voice Recording Yes
Wind Filter Yes
Lens System
Filter Size 37 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 14 - 42 mm
Interchangeable Lens Present 1
Maximum Aperture Number 5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 84 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24 mm
Optical Zoom 3x x
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Aspect Ratio 3:2
Display Diagonal 3 "
Display Diagonal (metric) 7.6 cm
Display Resolution (numeric) 1037000 pixels
Live View Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Image Sensor Size 4/3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 17.3 x 13 mm
Megapixel 16.1 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type Live MOS
Total Megapixels 17.2 MP
Other Features
Image Editing Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type Micro
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Port Yes
USB Version 2.0
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 350 shots
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type BLS‑50
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery
Video Recording Time 90 min
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 38.4 mm
Height 68.3 mm
Weight 326 g
Weight (including Battery) 374 g
Width 117.1 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 4608 x 3456, 3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960, 1280x720, 640 x 480
Memory Slots 1
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 30 - 90 %