Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus have just launched a new Compact System Camera, the PEN E-PL8, and it's a beautiful creation. From the leather look body, to the chrome dials and embossed Olympus logo - it's the epitome of great design that's inherent to the Olympus PEN range.  Furthermore, the E-PL8 also packs a huge amount of technology into its relatively small body - let's take a look!



16 Megapixels

CMOS Sensor

ISO Auto, 200 - 25600

Micro Four Thirds

3″ Tilt & Touch LCD Screen

Screen dots 1,037,000

Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec

Format    H.264, Motion JPEG

SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

Weight (inc. batteries)    357grams

115mm(w) x 67mm(h) x 38mm(d)



New Lenses announced by Olympus


M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Lens

This lens will be great for travel, landscape and cityscape photography. Introducing the new M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Lens. This lens is Olympus’ first-ever 8.3x fixed aperture professional grade zoom lens to cover 24-200mm, and it’s surprisingly lightweight and very compact at only 561 grams and 11.6cm in length. Like the 25mm this lens is Dust, Splash & Freeze proof which will be great when out in the elements.

M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 PRO Lens

If you’re looking for an all-rounder that will be great for urban, street, fashion or lifestyle shooting than take a look at the M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 PRO Lens. This lens achieves Olympus’ widest aperture in their PRO lens line-up which will allow you to get beautiful Bokeh photos with smooth round edges. This lenses shortest focusing distance is just 30cm making it ideal for flat lay photography and in addition it won’t let you down in compromising weather conditions thanks to its Dust, Splash and Freeze proof construction.


M.Zuiko 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

The new M.Zuiko 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens. This lens has an image magnification of 2.5x making your subjects pop and what’s better, it's coupled with High Speed Auto Focus which is very important when shooting Macro photos. In addition, this little lens is just 128 grams and its very compact.

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