Compact cameras keeps things simple and is a good companion while capturing memories.
Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Olympus PEN E-PL8 camera would suit you adequately.
For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the PEN E-PL8 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.
Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Olympus PEN E-PL8 video camera should be sufficient for your needs.
The Olympus PEN E-PL8, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.
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 is a great companion to have.
Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 17.3 x 13.0 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. It's also got Wi-Fi so if you can still make your transfers even if you're not with your cables.
There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the PEN E-PL8 is a really good choice.
Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the PEN E-PL8.
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 13.0 mm(mm) sensor size, the Olympus PEN E-PL8, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.
Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.
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 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 13.0 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.
Transferring your shots from your camera to another device is made even more convenient with the in-built Wi-FI capability of this camera.
When you want to stand out from the crowd, the PEN E-PL8 uses bright colours and funky designs to turn heads. This is not your average camera.
It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.
Ever dreamed of a camera that merges sophisticated style with top-notch capabilities? Look no further than the Olympus PEN E-PL8. Equipped with a Four Thirds 16MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor, this compact camera captures exceptional photographs with rich detail and vivid colour. Needing to catch that perfect moment? The high-speed burst rate captures up to 8.5 images per second, so you'll also end up with the shot you want. Whether you're a new parent or an aspiring filmmaker, capture video in Full HD 1080p at the flick of a button. Between reviewing playback and adjusting settings, the 3-inch LCD screen makes everything look great, whereas advanced touch capabilities provide a more intuitive navigation experience. Topped off with rich leather grain, a brushed aluminum finish and textured knobs, the vintage design is simple and refined. Not only is the camera stylish, but it's able to fit into any small bag thanks to its small and lightweight body frame that weighs a mere 326g. Turn the ordinary into extraordinary with the Olympus PEN E-PL8.
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40 °F|
|Aperture Priority AE||Yes|
|Aperture Range (F-F)||f3.5 - f5.6|
|Image Formats Supported||JPEG, MPO, RAW|
|On Screen Display (OSD) Languages||BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, LAT, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR|
|Playback Modes||Next, Pause, Previous, Slideshow, Zoom|
|Scene Modes||Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight, Night scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., W|
|Scene Modes Present||Yes|
|Self-timer Delay||2, 12 s|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Manual|
|External Flash Connector||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Lock||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points||800|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection||1|
|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)|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Yes|
|Shutter Priority AE||Yes|
|Analog Signal Format System||NTSC, PAL|
|Maximum Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Motion JPEG Frame Rate||30 fps|
|Resolution At Capture Speed||[email protected]|
|Video Formats Supported||MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 1720, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Audio Formats Supported||LPCM|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Filter Size||37 mm|
|Focal Length Range (f-f)||14 - 42 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||84 mm|
|Minimum Aperture Number||3.5|
|Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||14 mm|
|Compatible Memory Cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Display Diagonal||3 "|
|Display Diagonal (metric)||7.6 cm|
|Image Sensor Size||4/3|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||17.3 x 13.0 mm|
|Sensor Type||Live MOS|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|USB 2.0 Connectors||1|
|USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity||1|
|Battery Technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Number Of Batteries Supported||1|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||30 - 90 %|
|Still Image Resolution(s)||4608 x 3456, 3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960, 1280x720, 640 x 480|