Olympus PEN E-PL8

      Photo Review 8.6

      In summary

      Olympus continues to target its PEN cameras at younger photographers who normally shoot and connect via their smartphones but want to take advantage of a ‘proper’ camera that’s more versatile and better performing without being too technical.  

      As the best-looking PEN model to date, the PEN E-PL8 is all about style. It lacks a built-in EVF (a feature found on all the OM-D models and the PEN-F),  but there are plenty of sophisticated functions hidden inside this little camera.


      Full review

      Olympus generally designs its PEN cameras mainly for snapshooters, while its OM-D modes are targeted at more serious photographers. The latest PEN ‘Lite’ camera, the E-PL8, which was announced at Photokina in September, confirms this dichotomy. It’s a stylish little camera that’s ‘selfie-orientated’ and boasts ‘strong smartphone integration and control’ plus in-body three-axis stabilisation ( a cut-down version of the 5-axis stabilisation in the OM-D cameras).


       Angled view of the PEN E-PL8, brown version, shown with the monitor flipped down for shooting selfies. (Source: Olympus.)

      In the two years since Olympus released the last PEN ‘Lite’ camera, the E-PL7, surprisingly little has changed. The E-PL8 has the same 16-megapixel resolution as the E-PL7 and E-PL5 and this resolution remains common to the OM-D   and PEN ranges, except for the PEN-F, which has a 20-megapixel chip (the same resolution as the up-coming OM-D E-M1 Mark II).

      It also uses the same TruePic VII image processor as the E-PL7, OM-D E-M1, OM-D E-M10, OM-D E-M10 Mark II and OM-D E-M5 Mark II. It’s a step up from the TruePic VI chip used in the previous PENs and the original OM-D E-M5.  The built-in stabilisation and SSWF dust-removal system are largely unchanged since the E-PL7 and the new model features the same autofocusing and metering systems and mostly the same shooting modes.

      The ISO sensitivity ranges are identical, the white balance settings almost the same and both cameras come with the same FL-LM1 flash.

      The continuous shooting rates are almost the same, although the E-PL8 has a slightly larger buffer memory and the E-PL8’s tilting monitor is the same as the E-PL7’s.  A few new controls appear automatically when the E-PL8’s screen is flipped down to make taking selfies (stills or video) easier.

      The range of Art Filters is the same in both cameras, although the E-PL8 includes the latest variants (up to three options for some filters). The scene presets are the same in both cameras and both provide the same Photo Story options for creating composite pictures. The Live Composite modes are the same in both cameras and both have the same bracketing, HDR, multiple-exposure and time-lapse shooting modes.

      Both cameras are Wi-Fi equipped and support similar sharing and remote control protocols plus the ability to geotag file using data from the smart device. The E-PL8 benefits from some minor fine-tuning and an up-to-date OI.Share app. Both use the same BLS-50 battery, which is CIPA rated for approximately 350 shots/charge with both cameras. The E-PL8 is marginally larger than the E-PL7 and also 17 grams heavier.
      Who’s it For?
       Olympus continues to target its PEN cameras at younger photographers who normally shoot and connect via their smartphones but want to take advantage of a ‘proper’ camera that’s more versatile and better performing without being too technical. There are plenty of sophisticated functions hidden inside this rather bland looking little camera, although most potential purchasers will probably ignore them.

      As the best-looking PEN model to date, the PEN E-PL8 is all about style. This was obvious from the get-go and plain to see once you got past the introductory statement in the press release Olympus put out when the E-PL8 was announced.

      The product shot shows the three colours it comes in: black, white and brown, while page three of the release is devoted mainly to the ‘related accessories’. These comprise colour-matched body jacket, lens cover and shoulder strap as well as a multi-purpose case (which is only available in black or beige).

      The camera is supplied in a handsome presentation box with separate compartments for the kit lens (if included), battery, charger and cables and colour-matched neck strap. A printed, multi-lingual Basic Manual is provided in a separate slip-box, along with a disk carrying the full user manual plus the bundled software (an unusual addition since most manufacturers require you to download these items). All-up it makes an attractive package.

      Sadly, despite its capabilities, we suspect serious enthusiasts will give this camera a miss, largely because it lacks a built-in EVF (a feature found on all the OM-D models and the PEN-F). Even as a back-up body for emergency use, no amount of Wi-Fi ability can adequately compensate for point-and-guess framing of shots in bright outdoor situations.

      Build and Ergonomics
      Although based on the E-PL7, the body of the new model has been ‘refreshed’ to bring it into line with contemporary tastes. Its mainly metal chassis is cleaner looking and more angular than the previous model and the leather finish adds a touch of class.

      The grip is now an elongated rectangle with a leather cover and curved ends. It looks smarter and provides a large enough area for your finger to hook onto. The ‘Olympus PEN’ logo is now embossed into the leather cladding instead of being stamped on the metal above it, which is now roughly half the depth of the metal on the E-PL7.


       Front views of the  E-PL8 (top) and E-PL7 camera bodies, black versions. (Source: Olympus.)

      The top panel is mostly flat, rather than stepped as it was on the E-PL7. The control layout hasn’t changed but the dials seem to fit better in the new camera. The multi-holed speaker grate has been replaced with a cleaner-looking five hole line and the accessory port cover fits more neatly into the top panel.


       Top views of the   E-PL8 and E-PL7 camera bodies. (Source: Olympus.)

      Any changes to the back panel are purely cosmetic. The controls on both cameras are the same; they’re in the same places and do the same things. Both cameras have the same accessory port, which is used to connect the VF-2, VF-3 or VF-4 viewfinder, SEMA-1 microphone, MAL-1 macro lights and PP-1 communications unit to the camera.


      Back  views of the   E-PL8 and E-PL7 camera bodies. (Source: Olympus.)

      As on the E-PL7, USB and HDMI connectors are situated under a lift-up cover on the right hand side panel. The single memory card slot is located in the battery compartment and accessed via a lift-up cover on the base plate. The metal-lined tripod socket is aligned with the lens axis but positioned well forward on the base plate.

      Sensor and Image Processing
       As mentioned, the E-PL8’s sensor and image processor are the same as in the E-PL7’s and have been covered in detail in our review of the OM-D E-M10, which was published in May 2012. The maximum image size is 4608 x 3456 pixels in the camera’s native 4:3 aspect ratio. As in other Olympus cameras, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 aspect ratio settings are available and achieved by cropping the frame.

      ISO sensitivity ranges from Low (ISO 100) to ISO 25600, with adjustments in increments of 1/3 or 1EV steps. The menu includes provisions for setting high and low sensitivity limits for the Auto ISO setting.

      There’s been a minor boost to the frame rate for the High-speed continuous shooting mode, which increased from 8 fps in the E-PL7 to 8.5 fps in the E-PL8. The Low-speed mode is unchanged at 3.7 fps. In practice, you’re unlikely  to notice any difference. The buffer memory can now hold up to 64 Large/Fine JPEGs or roughly 20 RAW files or   RAW+JPEG pairs, a worthwhile increase on the 36/16 figures (respectively) for the E-PL7.

       Movie mode is selected via the menu and initiated or stopped by pressing the red Movie button on the rear panel. Like its predecessor, the E-PL8 records Full HD movies using the widely-used MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264) codec, with AVI (Motion JPEG) used for low-resolution clips. The top resolution remains at 1920 x 1080 pixels and users can select from two quality settings (F and N) each for FHD and HD resolutions in MOV mode and between HD and VGA resolutions with AVI.

      The top item in the menu is a ‘Clips’ mode that lets you shoot and link multiple short clips, which are stored in a My Clips folder and can be viewed sequentially. Recording times are available in 1, 2, 4, and 8 seconds (default setting is 4 sec.).You can swap clips around. delete unwanted clips, add visual effects and/or background music  and save the end result as a movie file.

      Some of the effects can be applied to movie clips, notably the Art Fade, Old Film, Multi-Echo, One Shot Echo and Movie Teleconverter. Icons are displayed on the screen to make it easy to select and switch off each effect (provided the screen is readable when you’re shooting movies). You can’t double-up on effects, however.

      You can record still pictures while shooting movie clips but they will be in the 16:9 aspect ratio and with M resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) and Normal compression. An alternative Movie+Photo mode is available that stops the movie recording while the still frame is captured and supports higher resolutions with less compression.

      As with the E-PL7, to invert the monitor for shooting selfies you must push the top of the screen down (to get it past the accessory port) and swing it out and down. This sets the camera up for shooting selfies and automatically selects the widest angle of view if a power zoom lens is attached. The self portrait menu is displayed on the monitor screen.

      Different icons will be displayed, depending on the selected shooting mode but all modes will display icons for the following functions:

      Shutter Touch –   When the camera icon is touched, the shutter is released about one second later.

      Movie – When the red dot is touched, the camera will start recording a movie. Touching this icon again stops recording. In the Clips mode, touching it while recording a clip extends the recording time to a maximum of 16 seconds.

      Clips – The default setting for the Clips icon is off. Touching it switches the camera to the Clips mode (see above).

      One Touch e-Portrait – This icon selects an automatic adjustment that makes subjects’ skin ‘look smooth and translucent’. The default setting is off.

      One Touch Custom Self Timer – This icon sets the camera to shoot a sequence of frames delayed by the self-timer. You can set the number of times the shutter is released and the interval between exposures. The default setting is off.
       Exposure Compensation – Plus and minus icons on the right hand side of the screen let you tweak exposure compensation. They are not displayed when the iAuto shooting mode is selected.

      Shots can also be taken by touching the subject displayed on the monitor or by pressing the shutter button. The shutter can also be triggered remotely via a smartphone connection using the OI.Share app.

      Playback and Software
       The PEN-E-PL8 provides most of the same playback settings as other Olympus cameras. Pressing the Info button lets you choose between image only, as simplified display and a data-rich display with a thumbnail plus histogram (RBG and brightness) and detailed exposure information.

      Image viewing options include single-frame and index (4, 9 or 25 frames) display, My clips playback and Calendar display, 2x   to 14x playback zoom and   slideshow with background music. Movie clips can be included in slideshows.

      In-camera editing functions cover Raw to JPEG conversion plus Picture Mode adjustments for JPEG files covering contrast, sharpness, saturation and gradation.   Other JPEG edits include changing aspect ratios, shadow adjustment, red-eye fix, cropping and resizing plus B&W and sepia conversion and e-Portrait processing. Voice annotation (up to 30 seconds) and image overlay (up to 3 images) are also available.

      The software disk contains the proprietary Olympus Viewer 3 application for organising and editing images and processing ORF.RAW files. A copy of the full user manual in PDF format is provided on the disk, along with a link to online user registration for the camera.

      Autofocusing was acceptably fast and accurate for most still shots, although in the hands of a snapshooter (who tested the camera’s selfie capabilities), with the shooting mode set to P and the AF mode set for ‘all target’, when face detection was switched off the camera occasionally focused on the background, even when the subject’s face covered roughly one third of the frame and was centrally positioned. In the iAuto mode and when face detection was switched on, the camera focused on the subject’s face pretty consistently.

      Aside from that, when framing shots with the monitor screen in its normal position we noticed a slight slowing in dim lighting and also in very low-contrast situations. However, once an edge was found the contrast detection system locked on quickly enough.

      Images taken in the default ‘Natural’ picture mode tended to be a little flatter straight out of the camera than we’re accustomed to with snapshooters’ cameras. Nonetheless, colour accuracy was generally good and skin tones were nicely rendered. There was plenty of scope to edit shots, particularly in raw files.

      The sensor and lens also handled backlit situations quite well. Even when a bright light source was inside the frame, flare and ghosting were very well controlled and the Digital ESP metering produced correct exposures with each of the metering patterns.

      Since we’ve already reviewed the EZ-M1442 lens in March 2014, we only ran our Imatest tests to evaluate  performance across the review camera’s sensitivity range, using a focal length and aperture setting similar to the best results from our previous tests. The new camera’s image processor may have been tweaked a little as the resolution we obtained was slightly higher than we found when we reviewed this lens with the OM-D E-M10 (which also uses the TruePic VII processor).

      The E-PL8 wasn’t supported by the version of Adobe Camera Raw  (ACR) that was available when our tests were conducted so we had to convert ORF.RAW files from the camera into editable 16-bit TIFF format with the bundled Olympus Viewer 3 software. For our previous tests of the 14-42mm kit lens, we used a ‘release candidate’ version of ACR with only ‘preliminary’ support for the E-M10. We can’t really say how much these differences account for the differences in resolution we found.

      Nevertheless, the highest resolution obtained from both JPEG and converted raw files fell short of expectations for the camera’s 16-megapixel sensor. Resolution tailed off gradually as sensitivity was increased.  The graph below shows the results of our tests across the camera’s sensitivity range


      The review camera’s low-light performance was  similar to the results we obtained from the OM-D E-M10 Mark II, which we tested with the same lens in September 2015. Noise was quite obvious at ISO 25600 but shots taken at lSO 6400 and ISO 12800 would be usable at modest output sizes.  Flash performance much as you’d expect from the low GN 7 (ISO100/m) bundled flash, which struggled to provide correct exposures at sensitivities lower than about ISO 1600 with the lens at the 42mm position. In the P shooting mode, the camera maintained a constant shutter speed of 1/60 second at f/5.6 (the maximum aperture available) for all flash shots.

      Little noise was evident in flash shots up to ISO 6400. However, shots taken at the two highest sensitivity settings were over-exposed by more than one and two f-stops (respectively) and visibly softened but not otherwise badly noise-affected as far as we were able to discern

      White balance performance was similar to other Olympus cameras we’ve reviewed. A slight warm cast remained in shots taken under incandescent lighting with the auto setting, while fluorescent and flash lighting produced very close to neutral colours. The pre-sets over-corrected slightly but the camera provides plenty of adjustments to overcome biases and the manual measurement delivered cast-free shots with all three types of lighting.

      Video quality was competent enough with the Full HD and HD formats and clips recorded in the F modes were mostly sharp and smooth. There was a noticeable reduction in quality when the N modes were used, particularly in overall sharpness.

      Autofocusing was fast enough to cope with the slow zooming speed of the power-zoom lens.  Soundtracks were recorded with acceptable quality and the Standard setting for the  wind noise reduction filter was enough to suppress low-level wind noise.

      Our timing tests were carried out with a 32GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC U1 memory card, one of the fastest in our collection. The review camera took roughly one second to power-up and extend the lens for the first shot.

      We measured an average capture lag of less than 0.1 seconds, which was eliminated by pre-focusing. Shot-to-shot times averaged 0.6 seconds without flash and 4.0 seconds with. Image processing speeds were similar to the E-M10’s, with JPEG files taking less than a second, ORF.RAW files just on a second and RAW+JPEG pairs very little more.

      In the high-speed sequential shooting mode, we recorded a burst of 26 Large/ Fine JPEGs in three seconds. It took 10 seconds to process this burst. With ORF.RAW files the capture rate slowed after 15 frames, which were recorded in 1.8 minutes. It took 13.4 seconds to clear the buffer memory. Fourteen RAW+JPEG pairs were recorded in 1.7 seconds before the frame rate slowed. It took 20 seconds to process this burst.

      In the low-speed sequential mode, we recorded 20 Large/ Fine JPEG frames in 3.8 seconds. Processing of these frames was completed within 9.2 seconds.  With ORF.RAW files, 17 frames were recorded in 3.3 seconds and processed within 14.5 seconds.  Fifteen RAW+JPEG pairs were recorded in 2.8 seconds and processed within 18 seconds of the last shot recorded.

      Aside from its new body design and a few minor tweaks, there’s not much difference between the  E-PL7  and E-PL8. It’s difficult to find local stores stocking the E-PL7, although a few off-shore re-sellers have it listed for between AU$520 and $550.  The E-PL8 is selling in the same stores for roughly $200 more, which is close to the asking price for this camera in local stores.

      Serious photographers would probably be better off buying the OM-D E-M10 Mark II, which has a high-resolution EVF and SLR-like design. Although it’s not designed for shooting selfies, the EM-10 II can do everything else the E-PL8 does, uses the same battery with the same shooting capacity and weighs only 16 grams more. If you don’t choose the Limited Edition kit, it’s available locally with the same 14-42mm power zoom lens for between AU$700 and AU$750.



       Image sensor: 17.3 x 13.0 mm  Live MOS sensor with 17.2 million photosites (16.05 megapixels effective)
       Image processor:  TruePic VII
       A/D processing: 12-bit
       Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds
       Focal length crop factor: 2x
       Digital zoom: 2x (via one-push tele-converter)
       Image formats: Stills: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D stills); Movies: MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)
       Image Sizes: Stills ““ 4:3 aspect: 4608 x 3456, 3200 x 2400,  2560 x 1920, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480; Movies: [Full HD] 1920 x 1080 at 30p (24 or 16Mbps); [HD] 1280 x 720 at 30p (12 or 8Mbps); VGA at 30p
       Image Stabilisation: Built-in 3-axis (yaw/pitch/roll) sensor-shift image stabilisation for still photos; 3.5EV of shake correction
       Dust removal: Supersonic Wave Filter
       Shutter (speed range): Focal plane shutter (60 to 1/4000 seconds plus Live Bulb, Live Time, and Live Composite); Electronic first curtain shutter: 1/320 – 60 sec.
       Exposure Compensation: +/-5 EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps (+/-3EV for movies)
       Exposure bracketing: 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
       Other bracketing options: ISO, WB, Flash, Art Filter, HDR post process
       Self-timer: 2 or 12 seconds delay plus Custom mode (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: Off/On)
       Focus system: High-speed imager AF with 81-area multiple AF: all target, group target (9-area) and single target (standard/small) selections
       Focus modes: Single AF, Continuous AF, manual focus, S-AF+MF, AF tracking (C-AF+TR),   Face & Eye detection modes available
       Exposure metering:   324-area Digital ESP metering with Multi-pattern, Centre-weighted and Spot metering patterns plus spot metering with highlight or shadow control
       Shooting modes: Auto (Live Guide can be performed),  Program AE (with program shift), Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite), Photo Story, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater wide/macro, Custom Mysets 1-4
       Scene presets: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight, Night scene, 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., Panning, 3D
       Picture Modes: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters
       Art Filters: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process,   Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, WaterColour, Vintage, Partial Colour   plus Soft Focus effect, Pin-Hole effect, White Edge effect, Frame effect, Star Light effect, Blur effect, B&W effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green), Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green), Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
       Other in-camera effects: Live Composite, Live Bulb/Live Time, Interval recording, Multi-exposure (2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture – RAW)
       Colour space options: sRGB and Adobe RGB
       ISO range: Auto (default: ISO 100-1600),   Manual ISO 100-25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps
       White balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, 2 , Colour temperature setting; Blue/Amber, Magenta/Green bias adjustments
       Flash: Bundled FL-LM1flash, GN 7 (M/ISO 100)
       Flash modes: Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync. (1st curtain), Slow sync. (1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1~1/64)
       Flash exposure adjustment: +/- 3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps
       Sequence shooting: Max. 7.4 fps with focus and exposure fixed at first shot; up to 8.5 fps with IS switched off  
       Buffer capacity: Max. 64 Large/Fine JPEGs, 20 RAW files or   RAW+JPEG pairs
       Storage Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC cards (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
       Viewfinder: Optional; compatible with VF-2, VF-3 and VF-4 electronic viewfinders only
       LCD monitor: Tilting (up 80o, down 180o) 3-inch LCD electrostatic capacitance touch panel with 103,700 dots; 3:2 aspect ratio; +/- 7 levels each of brightness and colour temperature control; Vivid/Natural colour tone selection
       Playback functions: Single and index, zoom (2x to 14x), rotate, delete, protect, share, slideshow (with/without background music), My Clips and movie playback, raw file conversion (to JPEG)
       Interface terminals: USB 2.0 combined AV/USB/Remote connector, micro HDMI, Accessory Port, video out (SD/Mono Sound)
       Wi-Fi function: Yes, IEEE 802.11b/g/n with QR code connection, supports wireless shooting and image sharing of JPEG & MOV files plus GPS data via smartphone
       Power supply: BLS-50 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack; CIPA rated for approx. 350 shots/charge
       Dimensions (wxhxd): Approx. 117.1 x 68.3 x 38.4 mm (excluding protrusions)
       Weight: Approx. 326 grams (body only); 374 grams with battery and card

       Distributor: Olympus Imaging Australia; 1300 659 678, www.olympus.com.au    



       Based on JPEG files captured with the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ ED MSC  lens.




       Based on ORF.RAW files captured at the same time and converted with Olympus Viewer 3.





       All test shots taken with the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ ED MSC  lens.



       Auto white balance with incandescent lighting.


       Auto white balance with fluorescent lighting.


       Auto white balance with flash lighting.


      60-second exposure at ISO 100, 25mm focal length, f/4.6.


      30-second exposure at ISO 200, 25mm focal length, f/4.6.


      8-second exposure at ISO 3200, 25mm focal length, f/8.


      5-second exposure at ISO 6400, 25mm focal length, f/10.


      4-second exposure at ISO 12800, 25mm focal length, f/11.


      2-second exposure at ISO 25600, 25mm focal length, f/13.


      Flash exposure at ISO 100, 42mm focal length, 1/60 second at   f/5.6.


      Flash exposure at ISO 200, 42mm focal length, 1/60 second at   f/5.6.


      Flash exposure at ISO 3200, 42mm focal length, 1/60 second at   f/5.6.


      Flash exposure at ISO 6400, 42mm focal length, 1/60 second at   f/5.6.


      Flash exposure at ISO 12800, 42mm focal length, 1/60 second at   f/5.6.


      Flash exposure at ISO 25600, 42mm focal length, 1/60 second at   f/5.6.


      14mm focal length; ISO 200, 1/320 second at f/8.


      42mm focal length; ISO 200, 1/320 second at f/11.


      Close-up at 14mm;ISO 200, 1/400 second at f/3.5.


      Close-up at 42mm; ISO 200, 1/160 second at f/5.6.


      Selfie at 14mm with face detection AF on; ISO 200, 1/250 second at f/6.3.


      Selfie with face detection AF off;14mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/160 second at f/5. The camera has focused on the background instead of the subject.


      Flare; 14mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/800 second at f/11 .


      Strong backlighting; 30mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/125 second at f/6.3.


      30mm focal length, ISO 800, 1/120 second at f/5.


      21mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/200 second at f/7.1.


      14mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/320 second at f/10.


      3:2 aspect ratio; 14mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/250 second at f/6.3.


      16:9 aspect ratio; 14mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/200 second at f/6.3.


      42mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/160 second at f/10.


      42mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/125 second at f/8.


       Still frame from Full HD video clip recorded in MOV mode with the F setting.


       Still frame from Full HD video clip recorded in MOV mode with the N setting.


       Still frame from   HD video clip recorded in MOV mode with the F setting.


       Still frame from HD video clip recorded in MOV mode with the N setting.


       Still frame from HD video clip recorded in AVI mode.


       Still frame from VGA video clip recorded in AVI mode.


      RRP: AU$899; US$650 (with EZ-M1442 lens)

      • Build: 8.8
      • Ease of use: 8.4
      • Autofocusing: 8.5
      • Still image quality JPEG: 8.5
      • Still image quality RAW: 8.6
      • Video quality: 8.5