PEN E-PL8 14-42+40-150mm BROWNSILVER

3.0 Inch Lcd
16.1 Megapixels
4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Built-in 3-axis
High-speed imager AF

Price: S$698.00

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BRAND Olympus
PRODUCT TYPE Interchangeable Lens
SENSOR 4/3” Live MOS Sensor

Product Type

Product type: Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera


SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible[*])

Not compatible with Endless Memory.

Screen size: 7.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)

Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image Pickup

Product type: 4/3 Live MOS Sensor

Number of pixels / Aspect ratio:

Number of effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 million pixels (Total number of pixels: Approx. 17.2 million pixels)
Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)

Dust reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)

Recording (Still)

Recording format: DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3

File format: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)

Recording image size:

[RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

Image Stabilisation System

Type: Built-in 3-axis (yaw/pitch/roll) sensor-shift image stabilisation for still photos

Mode: 4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), Off

IS for Live View image: Activation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view

Focal length setting: With

Lens IS priority: With

Stabilisation performance:

3.5 EV[*]

Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ (focal length= 42mm (35mm equivalent: 84mm))


Finder type: Compatible with separately available VF-2, VF-3 and VF-4 electronic viewfinders

Live View

Live View: Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line, magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)

Preview: Preview with depth of field preview lock (must be assigned to a button to activate)

Live View Boost: With (does not reflect certain adjustments such as exposure compensation)


Monitor type: 3.0-inch tilting electrostatic capacitance type touch panel with Approx.1037k dots (3:2)

Touch control: Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter mode selection, scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection, clips, movie effect, movie teleconverter 
When in Selfie Mode: Shutter release, e-Portrait, custom self-timer, movie, exposure compensation

Tilting capability :

Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees
Downward tilting angle: up to 180 degrees

mirror display when monitor is in selfie position

Brightness / Colour temperature control: ±7 levels / ±7 levels

Colour tone select: Vivid / Natural


AF system: High-speed imager AF

Focusing point selection mode:

81-area multiple AF
All target, group target area (9-area), single target (standard), single target (small)

Focus mode / Full-time AF:

Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Manual Focus (MF), S-AF + MF, AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
With Full-time AF (Automatic activation when shooting selfie movies)

Magnified AF:

x5, x7, x10, x14
Can autofocus while magnified.
Push magnification button to switch between ON, OFF, and magnify.
Selectable from over 800 AF points.

Super Spot AF:

With (using contrast AF center screen when magnified)
Compatible only with Micro Four Thirds lenses

Face detection AF / Eye detection AF:

Eye Detection AF mode: off, nearer-eye priority, right-eye priority, left-eye priority

Manual focus assist: Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode

Focus peaking:

With (Colours: black, white) 
Activate with Fn button or focus ring

AF illuminator: With

Exposure Control (Still)

Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering):

Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), centre-weighted average metering, spot metering, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control

Metering range: EV -2 - 20 (using 17mm F2.8, ISO 100)

Exposure mode / Shooting mode:

iAuto (Live Guide can be performed), P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite), Photo Story, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater wide/macro[1], Custom Mysets 1-4[2]

1: Assign to a button to activate

2: Myset can be assigned to mode dial positions (replacing the original modes)

Scene select AE:

Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight[1], Night scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., Panning, 3D[2]

1: 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite

2: For 3D lens (H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still photo only

Live Guide:

Colour Saturation / Colour Image / Brightness / Background Blur / Motion Expression / Shooting Tips
Multiple effects can be applied simultaneously.

'Blur Background' and 'Express Motion' cannot be used simultaneously.

ISO sensitivity:

AUTO ISO: customizable, LOW (approx.100) ‐ 25600 (default: LOW - 1600)
Manual ISO: LOW (approx.100), 200 - 25600 (1/3, or 1 EV steps selectable)

Exposure compensation:

Still photo ±5 EV, movie ±3 EV, with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)

Live View displays only up to ±3 EV.

AE lock: Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to Fn button as well)


Shutter type / Shutter speed:

Focal-plane shutter[1]: available from 1/4000 to 60 sec. shutter speeds and for Live Bulb, Live Time, and Live Composite
Electronic first curtain shutter[2]: 1/320 - 60 sec.

1: With selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
Bulb/Time: selectable exposure time (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min.), with 8-min. default setting
Composite: maximum shooting time 3 hours

2: When Anti-shock mode is set to 0 sec.


Sequential shooting maximum speed:

Sequential shooting H mode[1]: approx. 7.4 fps approx. 8.5 fps[2]

1: Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.

2: When IS is OFF
Sequential shooting L mode: approx. 3.7 fps (when using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens)

Max. Recordable pictures on sequential shooting[*]:

[RAW] Max. 20 frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 16 frames (in 8.5 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Max. ∞ frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 64 frames (in 8.5 seq. shooting H)

When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ


Self-timer: Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: Off/On)


Flash intensity control method:

TTL Auto, Auto[*], Manual, Super FP[*](FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)

Available on the external flash

Bundled flash:

TTL Flash with GN= 7 (ISO100•m) / GN= 10 (ISO200•m)

Attach using the hot shoe and connect it to the accessory port 2.

Flash mode: Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL) ~ 1/64)

Synchronisation speed:

Differs by flash unit and mode.
FL-LM1: 1/250 sec., FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Other: 1/200 sec.
Super FP: 1/125 to 1/4000 sec., RC: 1/160 sec.

Flash intensity control: Up to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable

Compatible external flash: FL-600R, FL-300R, FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14

Wireless Flash Control

Compatible external flash: FL-900R, FL-600R, FL-300R, FL-50R, FL-36R

Control method:

Triggered and controlled (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system)
Commander flash: FL-900R, FL-600R, FL-LM1

External Flash intensity type: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL

Channel: 4 channels

Group No.: 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)

White Balance

White balance mode: Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)

White balance compensation:

±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis

Except for Custom WB

Colour Mode

Colour matrixs: RGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode

Mode: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters

Gradation: Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except when using i-Enhance, Underwater, Art Filters]

Hilight and shadow control: ±7 steps each for highlight, shadow

Art Filter

Art Filter
(Variation / Art Effect):

Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f)
Soft Focus (- / c, e)
Pale & Light Colour (I, II / a, b, c, d, f)
Light Tone (- / d, f)
Grainy Film (I, II / b, c, d, g, h)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d)
Diorama (I,II / d)
Cross Process (I, II / b, c, d, f)
Gentle Sepia (- / a, b, c, d, f)
Dramatic Tone (I / b, c, d, e, f) (II / b, c, d, e, f, g, h)
Key Line (I, II / a, b, c, d, e)
WaterColour (I, II / a, b, c, d)
Vintage (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)
Partial Colour (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f)

Detail of Art Effect:

a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
g. B&W Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)

Colour Ring (for partial Colour): 18 colour selectable


Type (Variation / Frame Effect / Aspect & Frame Pattern):

Standard (I, II, III, IV / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D)
Speed (- / - / A, E, F)
Zoom in / out (I, II / a, c / A, G)
Layout[*] (I, II, III, IV / - / -)
Fun Frame (I, II, III / - / -)

Can select picture mode for each frame.

Frame Effect:

a. White Frame
b. White Frame & White Edge Effect
c. Black Frame
d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect

Aspect & Frame Pattern:

A. 4:3, 2 frames
B. 4:3, 3 frames
C. 1:1, 2 frames
D. 1:1, 3 frames
E. 1:1, 4 frames
F. 16:9, 5 frames
G. 16:9, 2 frames

Hold function: With


Exposure bracketing: 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable

ISO bracketing: 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable

White balance bracketing: 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 selectable steps for A-B/G-M axis.

Flash bracketing: 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable

Art Filter bracketing: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Underwater, Art Filters selectable

HDR function

HDR(Auto composite):

HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)

ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 1 sec.

Bracketing for HDR post process:

3 or 5 frames in 2.0 or 3.0EV steps, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps.

This function is for capturing images for post production HDR processing, and does not execute HDR processing.

Anti-shock Mode

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed:

Electronic first curtain shutter / 1/320 - 60sec
(For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected when shutter start delay is set to 0 sec.)

Shutter start delay: 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30sec

Live Bulb / Live Time

Update interval time: 0.5 sec - 60 sec

Live Composite

Update interval time / composite method: 0.5 sec - 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)

Interval Mode

Interval ModeInterval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically

Multi Exposure

Number of picture / Function: 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)

Multi Aspect

Aspect Ratio: 4:3(Default), 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4

One push Tele-converter

Magnification: x2

Level Gauge

Detection: 2-axis


Recording format:

MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)

Mode / frame rate / compression method:

1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p / IPB(F, N)
1280 x 720 (HD) / 30p / IPB(F, N)
30p: 29.97fps
FHD IPB (F: Fine / approx. 26Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 18Mbps)
HD IPB (F: Fine / approx. 14Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 10Mbps)
HD(1280 x 720)/30p
SD(640 x 480)/30p

Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effect are used

Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies

Maximum recording time:

Approx. 29min (up to 4GB)
HD: approx. 7min[*] / SD: approx. 14min[*]

Excluding some Art Filters

Art Filter Movie:

(Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)

Movie Effect: One-shot Echo, Multi-echo, Art Fade, Old Film

One-push Movie Digital Converter: x4 (enlarges area touched)

Time Lapse Movie: With (AVI Motion JPEG 1280 x 720, 10fps)

Photo in Movie: With (mode1, mode2)


1, 2, 4 or 8 sec (Further continued shooting possible up to 16 sec. by pressing movie record button again)

FHD 30p Normal

Image Stabilisation for Movie: M-IS (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabiliser with multi motion IS), Off

Exposure Control: Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual

AE Lock: With


Recording format: Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)

Microphone / Speaker:

Stereo / Mono
Compatible with separately available exterior stereo microphone SEMA-1.

Microphone function:

Wind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter, Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

May affect audio quality.

Wi-Fi Function

GPS info. Function: Via smartphone GPS data

Wireless Shooting: Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Power Off

iAuto / ART / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time) and drive mode can be selected.

Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.

When in private connection

Image Share: File Type: JPEG[*], MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.

Excluding MPO file

Easy Connection: QR code setting


Playback mode: Single-frame, information display, index display (4, 9, 25, 100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x - 14x), movie (with sound, FF, REW, Pause), slideshow (with sound including BGM, replaceable BGM), picture rotation (auto), Light Box display

Information display: Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, Off

Image Editing

Editing function: RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording

RAW data edit: RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Art Filter, ART-BKT). 2 programmable settings, preview capability.


Print function: Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible), PRINT Image Matching III


Languages: 34 languages selectable:
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai


Mysets: Mode Dial: Can assign Mysets 1-4 to Mode Dial.

Mysets: Menu: Can program, call (when in P, A, S, or M modes), and reset Mysets from the menu.
Depending on the shooting mode and Myset called, not all aspects of the Myset may be reflected.

Mysets: Buttons: Can customize Fn buttons and can assign buttons to call Mysets.

Dial customization: Can customize dial functions and direction.

Button customization: Can select from 23 functions to assign to buttons, including the Lens Fn button. 
Functions that can be assigned differ by button.

Copyright settings: With


USB/AV/Remote controller connector:

Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, video: NTSC/PAL selectable, optional remote cable RM-UC1 compatible.]

HDMI connector: Micro HDMI (Type-D)

Flash attachment: Hot shoe

Accessory Port 2: Dedicated multi-connector (Separately-sold VF-2, VF-3, VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1, PP-1 Communication Unit can be used)

Wireless LAN: Built-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)

PC interface: USB2.0 Hi-Speed

TV interface: HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), conventional video-out (SD/Mono Sound)

Power Requirements

Battery: BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)

Sleep mode: With (1, 3, 5 min. off)

Number of recordable pictures:

Approx. 350 shots (using BLS-50 and TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I EXCERIA™ 32G with IS On, based on CIPA test standards)

Battery Life on movie shooting[*]:

Approx. 90 minutes (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 150 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)

with full battery, when repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes.

Dimensions / Weight


[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]


Approx. 374g [based on CIPA standards, with BLS-50 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 326g [body only]

Operating Environment

Temperature: 0 ~ +40°C (when in operation) / -20 ~ +60°C (when stored)

Humidity: 30 - 90% (when in operation) / 10 - 90% (when stored)


Easy Shooting

The PEN E-PL8 helps you get photos even a professional will appreciate. In iAuto, the intelligent E-PL8 instantly chooses the best of 42 modes ensuring the perfect picture.

Camera Kit includes

  • Olympus PEN E-PL8 DSLM Camera
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
  • Shoulder strap
  • USB cable
  • Olympus Viewer 3 (CD-ROM)
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card
  • BLS-50 Li-ion battery
  • BCS-5 Li-ion battery charger


A new PEN for those who enjoy cameras and photography in their own unique way.

A new PEN with a refined design. This camera is almost like an accessory on its own. This PEN is packed with features to help you express yourself, such as selfie mode, Wi-Fi, Art Filter, and more. It's a camera to be proud of and one that you'll always want to use