Olympus PEN E-PL8 White

MPN: PENEPL8LKWHT  |  EAN: 4545350050344  |  Model: PEN E-PL8

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Olympus PEN E-PL8 White - PENEPL8LKWHT Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Compact Cameras
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Event Videos
Everyday Life Photography
Very Good
Home Videos
Very Good
Events Photography
Sports Photography
Very Good
Underwater Photography
Very Good
Just Right
Wildlife Photography
Very Good
Landscape Photography
WiFi Connectivity
Very Good
Cute & Pretty Looks
Regular Looks
Very Good
Bluetooth Connectivity
Very Good

Kind of Camera

The compact camera is straightforward and does the job for a range of everyday photo shots. 

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 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 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.

Video Scenarios

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.

Photo Scenarios

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.

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 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.

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Product Description

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.

Technical Specifications

Olympus PEN E-PL8 White - PENEPL8LKWHT Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Compact
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour White
3D Photo Yes
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) f3.5 - f5.6
Brightness Adjustment Yes
Image Formats Supported JPEG, MPO, RAW
Languages Support Multi
Panorama Mode Yes
Photo Effects 1
Playback Modes Next, Pause, Previous, Slideshow, Zoom
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 Auto, Manual
White Balance Auto
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
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
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
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)
Manual Exposure Yes
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Full HD Yes
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 Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1280 x 1720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported LPCM
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Voice Recording Yes
Lens System
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
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 3
Display Diagonal (metric) 7.6 cm
Flip-out Screen Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Image Sensor Size 4/3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 17.3 x 13.0 mm
Megapixel 16.1 MP
Sensor Type Live MOS
Other Features
PictBridge Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Version 2.0
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type BLS‑50
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 38.4 mm
Height 68.3 mm
Weight 326 g
Width 117.1 mm
Memory Slots 1
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 30 - 90 %
Picture Quality
Still Image Resolution(s) 4608 x 3456, 3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960, 1280x720, 640 x 480