Olympus PEN E-PL8 Compact System Camera with 14-42mm EZ Lens, HD 1080p, 16.1MP, 3" LCD Touch Screen, Tan

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Highly stylish and packed full of features, the Olympus PEN E-PL8 compact system camera is brilliant whether you're expressing your creativity or taking simple snaps or selfies. With a fresh body redesign, the E-PL8 is classy and impressively capable. Featuring a tiltable LCD touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi and a sensor that will let you take high resolution photos and Full HD video, the E-PL8 exudes sophistication.

Premium Redesign
The camera body’s aesthetic design has been refined and streamlined for an improved look and feel over previous models. The front, top and grip have been redesigned for better handling, and a premium makeover makes the E-PL8 a camera with highly desirable looks to match its brilliant features.

Incredible Autofocus
The E-PL8 uses 81 focus points to quickly and accurately help you focus on the subject of your photo. That means you can get the snap you want much quicker, making it easier to capture fleeting moments or give you more time to concentrate on your framing. It also features continuous video focus, so you can keep on filming without having to manually adjust every time your subject moves.

Exclusive Smart EZ Lens
Olympus’ M.Zuiko 14-42mm EZ Lens is small, smart and portable. With its electronic zoom, you can control it remotely through the ImageShare app and deliver smoother video zoom. Its premium construction features a durable metal lens mount, and a compact size that’s perfect for carrying around.

Tiltable Screen
The 3-inch LCD touch screen on the E-PL8 has a tilt mechanism that rotates 170 degrees, letting you take extra-high and extra-low photos with ease. And it’s perfect for selfies because you have a full preview to frame the shot. An updated configuration also makes it easier to select functions and settings, as well as choosing the subject you want to focus on in your shot.

Get Creative
Take your creativity up a notch – with 9 Effects, including 14 Art Filters designed to turn your photos and movies into striking artworks in an instant on your camera screen. Play around and you’ll be surprised just what visual masterpieces you can create from your photos!

Built-in Wi-Fi
E-PL8 features built-in Wi-Fi, which makes it easier than ever to share your photos. It's perfect for posting them on social networking sites or emailing them to friends fast and without any fuss.

Flash Included
Keep things bright with this add-on flash, included with your PEN, which also detaches to make sure things stay light as well.

Steady Shooting
Reduce camera shake with in-body stabilisation that extends to any lens you use – including wide-angles.

Lenses & Cases
One of the biggest advantages of this camera is the sheer shooting flexibility on offer. You can use additional lenses to take wide-angle, telephoto, or close-up shots to suit just about any situation. The shorter the focal length (measured in mm), the wider the view will be – the longer the focal length, the more telescopic the picture. With a selection of interchangeable lenses at your disposal, the creative possibilities are endless. Click here to browse our selection.
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Accessories Included
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens, Flash FL-LM1, Li-ion battery BLS-50, Li-ion battery charger BCS-5, Body Cap BC-2, USB cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), Instruction Manual, Warranty Card
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 350 shots per charge
Battery Size & Number
BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery (included)
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Compact System
USB 2.0, HDMI mini, Accessory Port
Continuous Shooting Speed Information The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode
3.7 fps at full resolution
H6.83 x W11.71 x D3.84cm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
3" Tiltable LCD ‑ Touch Panel
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Face Detection Information Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject/s of a snap
File Formats
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
Image Megapixels
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
F3.5 - 5.6
Lens Size Information Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Lens Type Information Whether it zoom, wide-angle or telephoto, different lens types serve different purposes
Micro Four Thirds
Macro Information Extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Power Supply
Rechargeable Battery
Red-Eye Reduction Information Shuts outs red-eye in portraits and group photos
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Self Timer Information Lets you run into your own pictures by delaying it being taken by a few seconds after the shutter is pressed
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Live MOS
Shooting Modes
Shutter Speeds Information The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
60 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb or Time is selected.)
Smile Detection
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Tripod Thread Information Lets you attach a tripod to the camera's frame
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Viewfinder Information The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
374g (including battery and memory card)
Wi-Fi enabled
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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