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Olympus launches the vintage-style PEN E-PL8 camera

Olympus launches the vintage-style PEN E-PL8 camera
Olympus launches the vintage-style PEN E-PL8 camera

If you want modern-era technology and 1960s looks, then look no further than the brand new Olympus PEN E-PL8 camera.

A follow-up to (you guessed it) the currently available Pen E-PL7, it follows the same formula, with a look right out of the mid-20th century, but with inner workings very much of today. This is a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera, designed as a lightweight alternative to the digital SLR.

Hold onto your hats, here’s the technical bit. The PEN E-PL8 has a 16.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, a new TruePic VII sensor, 3-axis image stabilisation, an ISO range of 100-25,600, burst shooting, a touchscreen LCD screen, in-camera raw processing and the option to record video in 1080p at 24 and 30 fps. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to transfer images to a smartphone or tablet using the Olympus mobile app.

Two colours officials available, with a third looking like an exclusive at Jessops. Talking of that particular retailer, you can pre-order right now at Jessops ahead of the 15th October shelf date for £499.

Olympus launches the vintage-style PEN E-PL8 camera
Olympus launches the vintage-style PEN E-PL8 camera
Olympus launches the vintage-style PEN E-PL8 camera
Olympus launches the vintage-style PEN E-PL8 camera
Olympus launches the vintage-style PEN E-PL8 camera
Olympus launches the vintage-style PEN E-PL8 camera