The compact camera is straightforward and does the job for a range of everyday photo shots.
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 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 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 is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.
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.
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 13.0 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.
As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Olympus PEN E-PL8 makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous.
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.
The thrilling action of sports is filled with magical moments that shouldn't be missed. Which is why by taking the PEN E-PL8 for those games, you'll have a camera that can effectively track subjects in frame while they are in motion.
Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Olympus PEN E-PL8 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.
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.
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 PEN E-PL8 is an eye-catching package with a bright and refreshing look. The perfect accessory to compliment your individual 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 fits the bill.
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 (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|