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Olympus PEN E-PL8 (Kit 14-42mm)

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Olympus PEN E-PL8 is a chic and compact digital camera, a perfect choice for selfie lovers. It features refined stills and movie recording capabilities to suit working in a variety of environments. It sports a stylish design and compact form factor, the leather wrapping and brushed metal body incorporates a 3.0-inch 1.04m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD for clear image monitoring and playback.

The camera offers high-resolution 16.1MP Live MOS sensor, pairs with the TruePic VII image processor to facilitate up to 8.5 fps continuous shooting and full HD 1080p/30 movie recording with a top sensitivity of ISO 25600. In-camera 3-axis sensor-shift type VCM image stabilization compensates working in difficult lighting conditions and a FAST AF system employs 81 contrast-detection areas for quick, accurate performance with dedicated subject tracking modes.

For easier control when making front-facing portraits, new buttons have been added to the touchscreen interface for recording video selfies, making clips, adjusting exposure brightness, accessing Photo Story modes and applying Art Filters. It also features built-in Wi-Fi that allows you to pair the camera with your smartphone or tablet for wireless sharing and remote camera control. Moreover an interval shooting is supported for up to 999 sequential frames with 1 second to 24 hour intervals, it has a helpful tool which will convert individual images captured during interval shooting into timelapse.

Included with the camera is the versatile Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R standard zoom lens which provides 28-84mm equivalent focal length range. The lens comes with quiet autofocus and zooming operation. It also incorporates three aspherical elements to reduce aberrations and produce high image sharpness and clarity..

Other prominent specs of Olympus PEN E-PL8 are Image Stabilization, Built-in Mic, Self Timer, Interval Recording, USB v2.0, HDMI D (Micro), Up to 29 Minute Video Clip Length, Dust Reduction System and BLS˜50 Lithium-ion Battery.


Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
Max Resolution 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
Movies: AVI, MJPEG, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo), WAV
Bit Depth 12-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 3-Way
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps (24 Mbps MOV)
1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps
1280 x 720p at 29.97 fps (12 Mbps MOV)
1280 x 720p at 29.97 fps (8 Mbps MOV)
1280 x 720p at 30 fps (AVI)
640 x 480p at 30 fps (AVI)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 4 GB or 29 Min
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto and Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 81
Display Screen 3-inch Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,037,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 1/4000 Second 
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1 Minute 
Type: Electronic
Speed: 60 - 1/320 Second 
Remote Control RM-UC1 (Sold Separately)
Metering Method Average metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Art Filter, Custom, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Photo Story, Program, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Underwater
Metering Range: EV -2.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Custom
Continuous Shooting Up to 8.5 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 16 frames in raw format
Up to 8.5 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 64 frames in JPEG format
Up to 3.7 fps at 16.1 MP for up to 20 frames in raw format
Up to 3.7 fps at 16.1 MP for unlimited frames in JPEG format
Flash Modes 1st Curtain Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL Remote Firing Groups: 4 Channels: 4
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
Self Timer 12 seconds, 2 seconds
Custom: 1-30 seconds at 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 second intervals
Number of Shots: 1-10
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Battery 1 x BLS-50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1175 mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104F (0 to 40C)
Humidity: 30 - 90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5-inch / 117.1 x 68.3 x 38.4 mm
Weight Approx. 326g/11.5oz (Body Only)
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