Olympus has released PEN E-PL8, the next version of E-PL7 which is the popular budget mirrorless camera for beginners approach. Basically, E-PL8 has similar hardware to the E-PL7, including a 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor with 3-axis image stabilization system, 3 inch flip-down LCD is ideal for selfies, and Wi-Fi supports but the body of the new PEN E-PL8 has gone through an extensive redesign, with a new grip and top plate. The Olympus PEN E-PL8 price is set to $549.99 USD for the body only and $649.99 USD for the 14–42mm IIR kit.
Olympus E-PL8 comes with the legendary classic design of the PEN line. The rounded top edge design is impressive from any angle. With two new color choices such as white and vintage brown, and classic black with silver designed specifically for fashion-conscious women. The compact grip on the front makes holding the camera more comfortable.
It has a 180-degree 3.0-inch flip-touch LCD screen gives us full freedom to take a selfies, with a straightforward user interface that automatically switches the camera to Selfie Mode when the LCD monitor is flipped downward to its front-facing position for easy stills and video. Use e-Portrait Mode to automatically smooth skin tones or one of 14 Art Filters to capture unique and creative shots
Olympus also provides a brand new creative function budded as OI.Palette is a free photo editing app that provides all popular features from Olympus interchangeable lens cameras, including Art Filters, Art Effects, Color Creator, and Highlight and Shadow Control, for convenient use on smartphones and tablets.
Olympus PEN E-PL8 Price & Availability:
Olympus PEN E-PL8 Specifications:
- Dimensions of 115 x 67 x 38 mm
- Weight of 357g
- Mount: Micro Four Thirds
- Touch Screen TFT-LCD Flip Display of 3 inches
- 16 megapixels CMOS Sensor
- Maximum resolution of 4608×3456 pixels
- TruePic VII Processor
- Auto ISO 200 – 25600
- Full HD recording 1920×1020 pixels at 30 fps.
- Autofocus 81 points, FAST AF with Small Target AF
- Shutter speed – Min. 60 sec. Max. 1/4000 sec
- Continuous Shooting Speed – 8.0 fps
- Connectivity of Wi-Fi, Micro-USB 2.0, mini HDMI port, SD/SDHC/SDXC card
- BLS-50 Battery up to 350 shots