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Olympus E-PL8 camera and FL-900R flash specs leaked

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First specifications of the upcoming Olympus E-PL8 camera and FL-900R flash has been leaked online.

The mirrorless PEN-series camera is said to be delayed due to the earthquake in Kumamoto. Looks like the company will announce the E-PL8 camera and FL-900R flash at the Photokina 2016 event.

The official announcement will also include the three new lensesOM-D E-M1 Mark II camera and maybe at least one more camera.

Olympus E-PL8 camera and FL-900R flash coming at Photokina show

From the leaked Olympus E-PL8 specs we can see that the new PEN-series model will feature 16-megapixel MFT sensor just like the previous model.


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.

Rumored Olympus E-PL8 specs

  • Color: Black White Brown
  • Sensor: 16MP 4/3 type Live MOS sensor
  • Image processing engine: TruePic VII
  • AF distance measuring point: 81 area
  • Continuous shooting: up to 8.5 frames / sec (continuous shooting H), up to 3.7 frames / second (continuous shooting L)
  • Anti-shake: the body 3-axis camera shake correction about 3.5 stages
  • Rear LCD: 3.0-inch about 1.04 million dot movable touch panel LCD (movable range: above about 80 degrees, below about 180 degrees)
  • ISO: LOW (100 equivalent) – 25600
  • Shutter speed: 1 / 4,000 to 60 seconds, bulb / time photography
  • Media: SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I / II compatible)
  • Battery: BLS-50
  • 14 kinds of art filter
  • Wi-Fi built-in (IEEE 8.02.1b / g / n)


Olympus FL-900R flash

  • Guide number: 58 (ISO100 · m), when the wide panel use 14 (ISO100 · m)
  • Irradiation angle: 12-100mm (35mm equivalent 24-200mm), wide panel when using 7-10mm (35mm equivalent 14-20mm)
  • Size: 81.2 mm x 121.4 mm x 125.2 mm

Via Nokishita