Olympus Unveils Compact Pen E-PL8 Mirrorless Camera and Three New Lenses at Photokina

The big news from Olympus this morning was the introduction of their new flagship mirrorless camera, the OM-D EM-1 Mark II. But the company had more in store with the launch of the compact Pen E-PL8 mirrorless camera and three new lenses.

The stylish Pen E-PL8 boasts a lightweight body, simplified selfie functions, and a number of creative functions. The camera’s 180° flip-touch LCD automatically switches the camera to Selfie Mode when it is flipped downward to it’s front facing position. The monitor also has a high-speed Touch AF system that instantly focuses and shoots with a simple tap of the screen

The camera combines a TruePic VII processor with a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor to deliver great stills and videos, even under low-light conditions. Other features include built-in Wi-Fi for remote shooting and wireless uploading and sharing, and four different Movie Effects for enhancing your videos.

The camera will be available next month for $549 (body only) in a choice of white black and brown.

Also introduced today were three new lenses: the M.Zuiko ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO for $1,299, the M.Zuiko ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO for $1,199, and the M.Zuiko ED 30mm f/3 Macro for $299. All three lenses will be available next month. For more information visit the Olympus website.