The stylish Olympus PEN E-PL8 is light and compact enough to slip easily into a small bag. The flip-down LCD is ideal for selfies, giving you touch-screen access to key controls including shutter release/record, the exposure slider and creative Art Filters. Photos and movie clips can be edited on camera, and music or other effects added, then combined into one file for upload via Wi-Fi, a compatible smartphone and the free OI.Share App.
The PEN E-PL8 links quickly to your smartphone via Wi-Fi and the free OI.Share App so you can shoot full-body selfies remotely (controlling the camera on your phone) and keep a fashion log showing the outfits you wear every day. Of course, from your smartphone it’s a cinch to upload to social media.
Movie making made easy
The E-PL8 makes it easy, and fun to shoot and edit movies on-camera. You can record videos in short bursts, save them to ‘My Clips’, then stitch your favourite clips together to make a promo-style film with a soundtrack and Art Filter. For example, Old Film Effect randomly adds noise and scratches to create a retro look.
The E-PL8 elevates the selfie to an expressive art form, and makes it accessible to anyone. High-grade interchangeable lenses combine with high-end technologies to ensure maximum imaging power. Selfie Mode automatically activates when you flip down the reversible LCD, giving you one-touch access to key controls without worrying about blocking the shot with an errant finger. The result is beautifully lit, pin-sharp selfies, even when shooting against bright lights at night. Zoom lenses automatically move to wide-angle, and a choice of one-touch options appear on the LCD, including e-Portrait, Interval Shooting, Art Filters and movie special effects. PEN technology makes it possible to shoot spectacular, SLR-style shots with a defocused background or quirky fish-eye perspective that simply aren’t possible on even the best smartphones.
curvaceous design with high-grade finish and eye-catching details
Flip-down, reversible touchscreen and automatic selfie mode for high-quality still and video selfies
On-camera video editing, effects and stitching for outstanding movies
Built-in Wi-Fi for easy transfer to compatible smartphones, tablets and social media via free OI.Share App
Remote control via smartphone for full-body selfie fashion shoots
Easy-access Art Filters for adding creative effects to photos and movies, incl. Old Film Effect, Art Fade, Multi Echo and One Shot
My Clips folder storage for organizing, editing and stitching short video clips
Browse Art Filters and see effect in real time in Live View
Photo Story for laying out stills as a story in an album with a variety of creative effects
iAuto lets the camera automatically select the best settings for any photo
Live Guide makes it easy to adjust key settings like bokeh, ideal for non-experts
e-Portrait for perfect skin tones
Eye Detection for pin-sharp portraits
Live Composite for long exposures that capture trails of light like stars through the night
Fast AF focussing for high-speed sequential shooting
Quick Start Guide gets beginners shooting straight away