• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus PEN E-PL8
  • Nikon Z7 II
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Predecessor: Olympus E-PL7
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Successor: Olympus E-PL9
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General
Model Number: E-PL8 Z7 II
Alternate Model Number(s):   Z 7 II
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $649.99 $2999.95
Street Price: $499.99 $2,996.95
Date Available: 2016-10-15 2020-12-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.2 oz (487 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
24.9 oz (705 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in.
(117 x 68 x 38 mm)
5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7 in.
(134 x 101 x 70 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 45.7
Sensor Format: 4/3 35mm
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 858.01mm2 (35.90mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns 4.35 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
8256 x 5504 (45.4 MP, 3:2),
6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2),
4128 x 2752 (11.4 MP, 3:2),
6880 x 5504 (37.9 MP, 5:4),
5152 x 4120 (21.2 MP, 5:4),
3440 x 2752 (9.5 MP, 5:4),
5504 x 5504 (30.3 MP, 1:1),
4128 x 4128 (17.0 MP, 1:1),
2752 x 2752 (7.6 MP, 1:1),
8256 x 4640 (38.3 MP, 16:9),
6192 x 3480 (21.5 MP, 16:9),
4128 x 2320 (9.6 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
5408 x 3600 (19.5 MP, 3:2),
4048 x 2696 (10.9 MP, 3:2),
2704 x 1800 (4.9 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO JPEG (EXIF 2.31), NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression); TIFF
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.5 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps))
1280x720 (30p (12 or 8Mbps))
640x480 (30p)
3840x2160 (60p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p)
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MOV/MP4 (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM/AAC audio)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Nikon Z
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R MSC M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm 24 - 70mm
Focal Length (actual): 14 - 42mm 24 - 70mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 2.92x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/4 - f/22; 7-blade rounded diaphragm
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 37.0mm 72.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 1.5x (DX), 5:4, 1:1, 16:9 crop modes
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 81-area multiple AF; All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (normal/small); Eye detection with left/right/nearest priority Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF; 493 (single-point AF); Pinpoint, single-point and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); auto-area AF; Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking; Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used; Touch AF and Touch Shutter supported.
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder EVF: 1.27-cm/0.5-in., approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls, 100% coverage, 0.8x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 3,686,400 dots (1,228,800 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.80x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots 2,100,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x 32.0x
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 200 64
ISO Settings: AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable Auto, 64 - 25,600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 32 in Lo-1 and up to 102,400 in Hi-2
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, , Fluorescent, Underwater, Flash, Custom (4), Kelvin Auto (3), Natural Light Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (6), Color Temperature (2,500K-10,000K); Fine-tuning available.
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 900 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control Matrix, Center-weighted (weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame; weighting can be based on average of entire frame), Spot (4mm circle or about 1.5% frame, centered on selected focus point), Highlight-weighted
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D*, Underwater wide/macro, Custom Mysets 1-4 *3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still only); Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Water Color, Vintage, Partial Color); Gradation (Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key); Multiple Exposure (2 frames); HDR1/2 (4 frames) Picture Control (Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat); Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); HDR, Multiple Exposure (Add, average, lighten, darken)
Self Timer: 2, 12, custom seconds 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64), Off Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Bundled FL-LM1 flash has GN of 7m (ISO 100) or 10m (ISO 200) n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe ISO-type hotshoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC / CFexpress
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression); TIFF
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MOV/MP4 (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM/AAC audio)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wi-Fi or Optional Remote Cable RM-UC1 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) Mini (Type C) HDMI, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C (SuperSpeed USB), 10-pin Expansion Terminal, Stereo Mic Jack (3.5mm, plug-in power provided), Stereo Audio Out (3.5mm)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.5 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):    
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 350 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video: 90 minutes 100 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLS-50 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable EN-EL15c/EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLS-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15c Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Viewer 3 CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black, white or brown.