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Olympus E-PL8 specs to include 16MP sensor

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More details about Oly’s replacement for the E-PL7 have started to show up in recent times as the Olympus E-PL8 specs is rumored to feature 16-megapixel MFT sensor.

The mirrorless PEN-series camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor was delayed due to the earthquake in Kumamoto.

Now trusted sources have leaked Olympus E-PL8 specs and it looks like the new model will have a sensor with 16MP resolution. The sensor looks like the same as the previous model and it will be made by Sony.

Olympus E-PL8 specs to feature 16MP MFT sensor

The first images of the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has also been leaked on the web before. When we see the leaked Olympus E-PL8 images below, the upcoming Micro Four Thirds camera will have a major change especially with the new design.

Olympus E-PL8 specs to include 16MP sensor

Along with the leather texture of the camera design we can clearly see the E-PL8 designation on top of the camera. The LCD on the back will remain tillable, even the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera becomes more classic style there is no built-in viewfinder.

Olympus PEN E-PL7 mirrorless camera with Micro Four Thirds images sensor has been introduced back in August, 2014. It is currently priced for $449 at Amazon.

An articulated 3″ touch LCD, capable of flipping downward by 180° for selfie shooting has been welcome for the first time with the PEN E-PL7. So a similar tilting LCD display makes sense for the new model.

The Olympus E-PL7 cameras comes with a 16-megapixel sensor which provides 3-axis image stabilization system. The specs list includes 8 fps continuous shooting and built-in Wi-Fi. The PEN E-PL7 also provides an articulated 3″ touch LCD, capable of flipping downward by 180°.


Olympus E-PL8 specs to include 16MP sensor. The Micro Four Thirds camera will come in three colors option: black, white and light brown. We can expect the official announcement of the PEN E-PL8 very soon with the Olympus 30mm f/3.5 macro lens.

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