Olympus PEN E-PL8 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake

MPN: V205081BU000  |  EAN: 0050332190801  |  Model: PEN E-PL8 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Olympus PEN E-PL8 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake - V205081BU000 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Advanced Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Underwater Photography
Very Good
Time-lapse Videos
Very Good
Just Right
Wildlife Photography
Very Good
Landscape Photography
Astronomy Photography
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Very Good
Event Videos
Events Photography
Home Videos
Very Good
Sports Photography
Very Good
WiFi Connectivity
Very Good
Very Good
Regular Looks
Very Good
Camera Body with Lens
Very Good
Bluetooth Connectivity
Very Good

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 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.

Video skill level

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!

Video Scenarios

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.

Other Video needs

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Olympus's in-built intervalometer

Photo Scenarios

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.

Other considerations

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.

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Product Description

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.

Technical Specifications

Olympus PEN E-PL8 + 14-42mm EZ Pancake - V205081BU000 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Mirrorless
Dustproof Yes
Material Metal
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black, Silver
3D Photo Yes
Anti-dust Function Yes
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.5-5.6
Brightness Adjustment Yes
Built-in Processor Yes
Camera File System DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.2, PRINT Image Matching III
Image Formats Supported JPEG, MPO, RAW
Languages Support Multi
Panorama Mode Yes
Photo Effects 1
Playback Modes Slideshow
Saturation Adjustment Yes
Scene Modes Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight[1], 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
Built-in Flash Yes
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 Yes
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
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Focusing Distance 25
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
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
Manual Exposure Yes
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
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30 fps
Resolution At Capture Speed [email protected]
Speakers 1
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 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported LPCM
Audio Noise Reduction Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Wind Filter Yes
Lens System
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
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
Field Of View 100 %
Flip-out Screen Yes
Live View Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Image Sensor Size 4/3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 17.3 x 13 mm
Megapixel 16.1 MP
Sensor Type CMO
Total Megapixels 17.2 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor TruePic VII
Self-timer Yes
Other Features
Image Editing Resizing, Trimming
Interval Recording 1
PictBridge Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type D
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Version 2.0
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type BLS‑50
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 38.4 mm
Height 68.3 mm
Lens Diameter 60.6 mm
Lens Length 22.5 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
Memory Slots 1
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 30 - 90 %