• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 28.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
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Predecessor:   Olympus E-PL7
E-PL7 vs E-PL8
Successor:   Olympus E-PL9
E-PL8 vs E-PL9
General
Model Number: NX1 E-PL8
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $2799.99 $649.99
Street Price: $1,099.00 $599.00
Date Available: 2014-11-28 2016-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 45.5 oz (1,290 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
17.2 oz (487 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.6 in.
(139 x 102 x 66 mm)
4.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in.
(117 x 68 x 38 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung Sony
Effective Megapixels: 28.2 16.1
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.63 microns 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 83  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.2  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.2  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,363  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6480 x 4320 (28.0 MP, 3:2),
4560 x 3040 (13.9 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2112 x 1408 (3.0 MP, 3:2),
6480 x 3648 (23.6 MP, 16:9),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3328 x 1872 (6.2 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1152 (2.4 MP, 16:9),
4320 x 4320 (18.7 MP, 1:1),
3088 x 3088 (9.5 MP, 1:1),
2160 x 2160 (4.7 MP, 1:1),
1408 x 1408 (2.0 MP, 1:1)
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)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, RAW (.SRW), RAW+JPEG JPEG, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 15.2 8.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 4096x2160 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p/24p)
1920x1080 (60p/30p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (60p/30p)
1920x1080 (120p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (120p)
1920x1080 (30p (24 or 16Mbps))
1280x720 (30p (12 or 8Mbps))
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Samsung 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS NX Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R MSC M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 77mm 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm 14 - 42mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 - 22 (W), f/2.8 - 22 (T); 9-blade (rounded) aperture f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 72.0mm 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Intelli-Zoom 2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid contrast/phase-detect AF: 205-point PDAF (153 cross-point type) + 209-point CDAF 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
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / OLED No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: OLED EVF with eye sensor; XGA (1024x768) 2,359K dots; 100% Field of view; 1.04x Magnification (50mm eq. lens); 21.0mm eyepoint; -4 to +2 diopter Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,296 dots (786,432 pixels) n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.69x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.04x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 1,036,800 dots
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   14.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 25600 (1 or 1/3EV steps); 51200 (extended) AUTO ISO: 100 (Low) - 25600 (Customizable, Default 100-1600); Manual ISO: 100 (Low), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Auto+Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual); Micro Adjustment each 7 steps in Amber/Blue and Green/Magenta axes Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, , Fluorescent, Underwater, Flash, Custom (4), Kelvin
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi (221 segments), Center-weighted, Spot Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama (Live), Rich Tone (HDR), Samsung Auto Shutter, Silhouette, Sunset, Waterfall; Smart Range+, HDR (Auto) 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)
Self Timer: 2-30 seconds 2, 12, custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off 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
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 11.0 m / 36.1 ft. 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN=11 (ISO 100, m) Bundled FL-LM1 flash has GN of 7m (ISO 100) or 10m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-II UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.SRW), RAW+JPEG 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: HEVC (H.265) / Sound: AAC) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: Yes No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wi-Fi live view; optional wired Wi-Fi or Optional Remote Cable RM-UC1
Connections (extended): Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac) with NFC; Bluetooth; Expansion port for grip; Mult-function USB port compatible with wired remote Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.41  
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): 0.42  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 15.2 8.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 53  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 15.1  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 22  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 15.2  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 20  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.20 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.079 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.29 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.055 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, Single-area AF mode, EFC shutter enabled = 0.202s  
Startup Time: 0.7 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.7 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 500 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 500 shots  
Battery Life, Video:   90 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-1900 Proprietary BLS-50
Usable Battery Types: 1410mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x Proprietary BP-1900 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BLS-50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software: i-Launcher (web version), Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG Converter, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 OLYMPUS Viewer 3 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available body-only, bundled with 16-50 f/3.5-5.6 PZ OIS lens, or bundled with 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S OIS lens with battery grip, dedicated battery charger and second battery. Available in black, white or brown.