Olympus PEN E-PL8 Preview

Olympus has just announced the new E-PL8 mirrorless camera with 16.1 megapixels, 81 autofocus points and more
By UWPG Editors

After all the rumors and leaks that has been flooding the internet, Olympus has finally announced the new addition to the PEN Lite series. Olympus PEN E-PL8 at Photokina in Germany. 

At the first glance, the look of the E-PL8 is great and is similar to their iconic 35mm cameras.  Olympus has also designed it to be more compact.  Price point of this camera is also afforable.  According to Olympus the body would retail for $549 and with kit lens (14-42mm) would be $649.

For the specifications of the camera, it is similar to the predecessor E-PL7.  It still has 16.1 megapixel sensor, a 3 axis image stabilization, 81 autofocus points and 8fps continuous shooting.

Below are the specs for the new Olympus E-PL8 mirrorless camera.


Available: October 2016

U.S Retail Price: $549 for the body and $649 with kit lens

Colors Available: Black, Brown and White


Olympus PEN E-PL8 Specifications

  • 16.1 Megapixel Sensor
  • 3 Axis Mechanical Image Stabilization
  • 81 Autofocus Points
  • 8 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-in Viewfiner
  • Weather Resistant Body
  • 3 inch LCD Touch Flip Down Screen


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