Olympus PEN E-PL8 manual

Olympus PEN E-PL8
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Table of Contents
    Quick task index

    1. Preparation

    2. Shooting

    3. Playback

    4. Menu functions

    Connecting the camera to a
    Connecting the camera to a
    computer and a printer

    7. Cautions

    8. Information


    Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera,
    please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life.
    Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
    We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important
    The screen and camera illustrations shown in this manual were produced during the development
    stages and may differ from the actual product.
    If there are additions and/or modifications of functions due to firmware update for the camera, the
    contents will differ. For the latest information, please visit the Olympus website.

    Instruction Manual


    Model No.: IM001
Olympus PEN E-PL8

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Olympus PEN E-PL8 specifications

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Brand Olympus
Model PEN E-PL8
Product Digital Camera
EAN 0050332190801
Language English
Filetype PDF
Lens system
Lens mount interface Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
Optical zoom - x
Digital zoom - x
Focal length range 14 - 42 mm
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 24 mm
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 84 mm
Number of aspheric elements 4
Minimum aperture number 3.5
Maximum aperture number 22
Number of diaphragm blades 5
Filter size 37 mm
Material Metal
Product colour Black,Silver
Picture quality
Camera type MILC
Sensor type Live MOS
Megapixel 16.1 MP
Total megapixels 17.2 MP
Image sensor size (W x H) 17.3 x 13 mm
Supported aspect ratios 1:1,3:2,3:4,4:3,16:9
Image stabilizer
Image formats supported JPG,RAW
Maximum image resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels
Still image resolution(s) 4608 x 3456, 3200 x 2400, 1280 x 960
Image sensor size 4/3 "
Image processor TruePic VII
Live view
Scene modes Beach,Candlelight,Children,Documents,Fireworks,Night,Night landscape,Night portrait,Panorama,Portrait,Snow,Sports,Sunset,Landscape (scenery)
Self-timer delay 2,12 s
White balance Flash,Fluorescent,Manual,Shade,Sunny,Tungsten,Underwater
Contrast adjustment
Saturation adjustment
Photo effects Black&White,Sepia
Brightness adjustment
Camera file system DCF,DPOF,Exif 2.2,PRINT Image Matching III
Shooting modes Aperture priority,Auto,Manual,Program,Shutter priority
Camera playback Movie,Single image,Slide show
Image editing Resizing,Trimming
Languages support Multi
Playback modes Slideshow
Anti-dust function
Built-in processor
Fastest camera shutter speed 1/4000 s
Slowest camera shutter speed 60 s
Auto focusing (AF) modes Continuous Auto Focus,Contrast Detection Auto Focus,Single Auto Focus,Tracking Auto Focus
Focus adjustment Auto/Manual
Auto Focus (AF) points 800
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal focusing range (tele) - m
Normal focusing range (wide) - m
Closest focusing distance 0.2 m
Light exposure correction ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light exposure modes Aperture priority AE,Auto,Manual,Shutter priority AE
Light exposure control Program AE
Light metering Centre-weighted,Highlight-weighted,Spot
ISO sensitivity (min) 200
ISO sensitivity (max) 25600
ISO sensitivity 200,400,800,1600,3200,6400,12800,25600,Auto
Technical details
Noise reduction
Built-in microphone
Audio system stereo
Audio formats supported PCM
Wind filter
Built-in speaker(s)
Flash modes Auto,Fill-in,Flash off,Flash on,Manual,Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization
Flash exposure compensation
Flash exposure correction ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Flash guide number 10 m
Flash sync-speed 1/4000 s
External flash connector
Shoe mounting point
Shoe mounting point type Hot
Flash range (wide) - m
Flash range (tele) - m
Display LCD
Flip-out screen
Vari-angle LCD display
Display diagonal (metric) 7.6 cm
Display diagonal 3 "
Display aspect ratio 3:2
Display resolution (numeric) 1037000 pixels
Field of view 100 %
Battery level indicator
Battery technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported 1
Battery type BLS‑50
Video recording
Maximum video resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported AVC,AVI,H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Motion JPEG frame rate 30 fps
Video resolutions 1280 x 720,1920 x 1080 pixels
HD type Full HD
Resolution at capture speed [email protected]
Analog signal format system NTSC,PAL
Compatible memory cards SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots 1
Ports & interfaces
HDMI connector type Micro
USB version 2.0
PictBridge -
USB port
Bluetooth -
Near Field Communication (NFC) -
Other features
Power source type Battery
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °C
Storage temperature (T-T) -20 - 60 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H) 30 - 90 %
Storage relative humidity (H-H) 10 - 90 %
Weight & dimensions
Width 117.1 mm
Depth 38.4 mm
Height 68.3 mm
Weight 326 g
Weight (including battery) 374 g
Lens diameter 60.6 mm
Lens length 22.5 mm
Lens weight 93 g
Packaging content
Batteries included
Quick start guide
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