News |Olympus PEN E-PL8: price, specs, release date confirmed

Olympus PEN E-PL8: price, specs, release date confirmed

Olympus PEN E-PL8: price, specs, release date confirmed

Olympus has added to its range of PEN cameras, introducing the Olympus PEN E-PL8 – price tag £399 body only and a release date of October – at Photokina 2016.

Aimed at bloggers and millennials, the compact PEN E-PL8 weighs just 326g and is designed for quickly sharing stills and video to social media.

Photos and movies can be edited in-camera, and music and other effects can also be added and then combined into one file that you can upload to social networks via the new Olympus camera’s built-in Wi-Fi using the free OI.Share App.

Other key Olympus PEN E-PL8 specs include

  • Flip-down, reversible touchscreen and automatic selfie mode for still and video selfies
  • On-camera video editing, effects and stitching
  • 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
  • Made to match Olympus-exclusive accessories
  • Compatible with full range of first-class M.ZUIKO lenses
  • Browse Art Filters and see effect in real time in Live View
  • Built-in indoor flash and compatibility with external system flashes
  • 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 focusing for high-speed sequential shooting
  • Quick Start Guide for beginners


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