• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus PEN E-PL8
  • Ricoh WG-6
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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 WG-6
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $649.99 $399.95
Street Price: $599.00 $399.63
Date Available: 2016-10-15 2019-03-22
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.2 oz (487 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
8.7 oz (246 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in.
(117 x 68 x 38 mm)
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
(118 x 66 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No Yes
Waterproof Depth: n/a 65.00 feet (20 meters)
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 20.2
Sensor Format: 4/3 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns 1.19 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
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)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.5 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps))
1280x720 (30p (12 or 8Mbps))
640x480 (30p)
3840x2160 ()
1920x1080 ()
1280x720 ()
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MP4 (H.264 video with stereo audio)
Composite Video Out: Yes
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 n/a
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R MSC M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens Ricoh zoom lens; 11 elements in 9 groups, 5 aspherical elements, protective cover with SP coating
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm 28 - 140mm
Focal Length (actual): 14 - 42mm 5 - 25mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/3.5 - 4.2 (wide) / f/5.5 - 6.6 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 - 30 cm
0.4 - 11.8 in
Filter Thread: 37.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Up to 8.1x; Intelligent Zoom up to 40.5x total at VGA
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 Contrast Detection: 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF; Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder  
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200 125
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 (125-6400, adjustable), 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, , Fluorescent, Underwater, Flash, Custom (4), Kelvin Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light), Ring Light, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV 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 Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
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) HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Fireworks, Digital SR, Report, Green, Depth of field composition
Self Timer: 2, 12, custom seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
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 Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
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) ISO Auto: Wide:approx. 0.2 - 5.5m / 0.66 - 18 ft., Tele:approx. 0.2 - 3.5m / 0.66 - 11 ft.
Max Flash Sync: 1/250  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I  
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO  
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MP4 (H.264 video with stereo audio)
Included Memory: No memory included 27.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes No
Remote Control Type: Wi-Fi or Optional Remote Cable RM-UC1  
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) USB3.0 (Type C), Micro (Type D) HDMI
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  
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 340 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video: 90 minutes  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLS-50 Proprietary DB-110
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLS-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary DB-110 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Viewer 3 CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black, white or brown. Waterproof to a depth of 65 feet for up to two continuous hours, shockproof against a fall from heights of 6.5 feet and operational in temperatures as low as -10C; GPS, GLONASS, QZS+ SBAS; GPS display mode: LAT/LON, UTM, MGRS GPS log, GPS lock, GPS time adjustment, GPS data imprint, UTC data imprint; Electronic Compass heading: Cardinal, Degrees, Cardinal/Degrees Declination, Compass data imprint. Available in black or orange.