Product code: 82916013
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 mirrorless E-PL8 exudes sophistication.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Keep things bright with this add-on flash, included with your PEN, which also detaches to make sure things stay light as well.
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.
Take care of your new camera with one of our cases. Click here to view the range.
Note: Please check the compatibility with your camera.
- 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
This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
- Battery Size & Number
- BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery (included)
- Battery life
An estimate of how long the battery lasts before needing recharging, based on standard tasks and usage
- Approx 350 shots per charge
- Built In Flash
- Camera Type
- Compact System
- USB 2.0, HDMI mini, Accessory Port
- Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous Shooting Speed
The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode, useful for fast moving subjects
- 3.7 fps at full resolution
- H6.83 x W11.71 x D3.84cm
- Direct printing
Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
- 3" Tiltable LCD ‑ Touch Panel
- Exclusive to John Lewis
- Face Detection
Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject of a snap
- File Formats
- RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG
Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken, perfect for holiday snaps
- Hard drive
Stores files like videos and images, and programmes such as games. A portion of this may already be allocated to data like your operating system
- Image Megapixels
- Image Stabilisation
Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp and your videos are stable
- Lens Aperture
Measures the lens' light exposure. This affects the depth of field (the distance beween the nearest and furthest objects that can be kept in focus)
- F3.5 - 5.6
- Lens Details
- Micro Four Thirds
- Lens Mount
The type of camera fitting that interfaces between the camera body and the lens. Not all lenses are compatible with all models of camera, so check before buying
- Micro Four Thirds
- Lens Size
The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity. A smaller focal length will generally result in a wider angle of view
Enables extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Maximum ISO Rating
Maximum ISO Rating
Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and therefore performance in low light settings. Greater ISO numbers indicate more light sensitivity, though may lead to more grain or noise in the image
- Memory Card Type
- Model name / number
- NFC enabled
Devices with NFC (Near Field Connection) can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
- Night recording
Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
- Night Scene
- Power Supply
- Rechargeable Battery
- Red-Eye Reduction
Reduces red-eye effect in portraits and group photos
- Screen size
The size of the device's screen, usually measured diagonally in inches
- Self Timer
Delays taking the picture for a few seconds, ideal for self portraits or group pictures
- Sensor Size
- Sensor Type
- Live MOS
- Shooting Modes
- Shutter Speeds
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
- Video Resolution
- 1080p HD video
The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture. Not all modern digital cameras will feature a physical viewfinder as well
Unpackaged weight of the product
- 374g (including battery and memory card)
- Wi-Fi enabled
- Zoom (digital)
Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer. This involves zooming in on an existing image, so it gives slightly less detailed results than an equivalent optical zoom
- Zoom (optical)
Allows you to zoom the image closer to the subject. Optical zooms feature physically moving lens components, so it maintains the image quality as you zoom in. Digitial zooms essentially crop an existing image, so may lose image quality as they zoom in