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 Pancake 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.
Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Olympus PEN E-PL8 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake will satisfy your needs..
Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The PEN E-PL8 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.
When you've got deep theoretical and practical knowledge about what makes a great video clip, there's a minimum level - and camera - you'll need to operate with. This camera from Olympus with its array of settings works really well for those who are meticulous about what they produce each time they shout action!
The Olympus PEN E-PL8 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake, 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 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake 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.
Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Olympus's in-built intervalometer
In taking those celestial photographs, the image sensor size a key component which measures at 17.3 x 13 mm (mm) for this particular camera model. You'll also want to shoot using the RAW file format to maximise the details you capture. Good news is, this camera supports that format!
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 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake is a really good choice.
Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Olympus PEN E-PL8 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.
Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. It's Continuous Shooting Mode also helps take multiple shots in a couple of seconds allowing you assess a set of options you can pick from.
Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Olympus PEN E-PL8 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake for aquatic photos is a treat.
Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.
When taking photos of the beautiful creatures of the wild, you'll need to have Tracking Focus mode activated so as not to miss any great moments while they are active in their habitat. Burst shots help as well, which this camera happens to have making it a very good option for your needs.
To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Olympus is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.
Transferring your shots from your camera to another device is made even more convenient with the in-built Wi-FI capability of this camera.
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 looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.
Merging sophisticated style and advanced capabilities, the Olympus PEN E-PL8 offers the best of both worlds for the modern shooter. It's hard not to immediately notice the beautiful metal camera body that's topped off with brushed aluminum and textured knobs. Not only is this retro-inspired design something you'll be proud to show off, but it makes for a natural and comfortable hold. Boasting a robust Four Thirds 16.1MP CMOS sensor, this mirrorless camera delivers outstanding images that can reach a maximum of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Elsewhere, the exceptional speed of the TruePic VII image processor manifests itself in the 8.5 fps sequential shooting rate, so you're equipped for any and all fast-moving subjects. The quality doesn't stop with just photos, as the PEN E-PL8 is capable of recording Full HD 1080p video at 30 fps as well. The 3-inch LCD monitor with touch capabilities is the perfect medium that makes reviewing, navigating and composing a breeze. You'll appreciate this screen that much more when it's time to take a selfie, as the unique 180º hinge allows you to completely flip it around and view from different angles.
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40 °F|
|Product Colour||Black, Silver|
|Aperture Priority AE||Yes|
|Aperture Range (F-F)||3.5-5.6|
|Camera File System||DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2, PRINT Image Matching III|
|Image Formats Supported||JPEG, MPO, RAW|
|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||Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority|
|White Balance||Flash, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny, Tungsten, Underwater|
|External Flash Connector||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Correction||±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)|
|Flash Guide Number||10 m|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Sync-speed||1/4000 s|
|Shoe Mounting Point||Yes|
|Shoe Mounting Point Type||Hot|
|Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Lock||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points||800|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection||1|
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes||Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.2 m|
|Auto Exposure (AE) Lock||Yes|
|ISO Sensitivity||200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto|
|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, Highlight-weighted, Spot|
|Camera Shutter Speed||60 - 1/4000 s|
|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|
|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 Resolutions||640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Audio Formats Supported||LPCM|
|Audio Noise Reduction||Yes|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Filter Size||37 mm|
|Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)||24 - 84 mm|
|Focal Length Range (f-f)||14 - 42 mm|
|Interchangeable Lens Present||1|
|Lens Mount Interface||Micro Four Thirds|
|Maximum Aperture Number||22|
|Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||84 mm|
|Minimum Aperture Number||3.5|
|Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)||24 mm|
|Number Of Diaphragm Blades||5|
|Compatible Memory Cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Display Aspect Ratio||3:2|
|Display Diagonal (metric)||7.6 cm|
|Display Resolution (numeric)||1037000 pixels|
|Field Of View||100 %|
|Vari-angle LCD Display||Yes|
|Image Sensor Size||4/3|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||17.3 x 13 mm|
|Total Megapixels||17.2 MP|
|Image Processor||TruePic VII|
|Image Editing||Resizing, Trimming|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Connector Type||D|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|USB 2.0 Connectors||1|
|Battery Technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Number Of Batteries Supported||1|
|Power Source Type||Battery|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Lens Diameter||60.6 mm|
|Lens Length||22.5 mm|
|Weight (including Battery)||374 g|
|Maximum Image Resolution||4608 x 3456 pixels|
|Still Image Resolution(s)||4608 x 3456, 3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||30 - 90 %|