Olympus E-PL8 sensor might be in 16-megapixels resolution

More details are coming about the Olympus E-PL8 sensor. It is rumored that the upcoming PEN-series model might feature 16-megapixel MFT sensor just like the previous model.

The PEN E-PL8 from Olympus will replace the current PEN E-PL7 camera which has been introduced back in August, 2014. The mirrorless PEN-series camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor is delayed due to the earthquake in Kumamoto.

Now trusted sources has posted new Olympus E-PL8 sensor information and it looks like the upcoming model will come packed with the same 16MP resolution. The sensor looks like the same as the previous model and it will be made by Sony.

Olympus E-PL8 sensor could be the same as the previous model

We have shared the first pictures of the Micro Four Thirds camera. Even it will have major changes when compared to the previous version sensor might remain the same, sources say.

You can see the next MILC rear image showing the articulated 3″ LCD screen which will also be capable of flipping downward by 180°.

Olympus E-PL8 sensor could be the same as the previous model

Along with the leather texture of the camera design we can clearly see the E-PL8 designation on top of the camera. The LCD on the back will remain tillable, even the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera becomes more classic style there is no built-in viewfinder.


The Olympus E-PL7 cameras comes with a 16-megapixel sensor which provides 3-axis image stabilization system. The specs list includes 8 fps continuous shooting and built-in Wi-Fi. The PEN E-PL7 also provides an articulated 3″ touch LCD, capable of flipping downward by 180°. It is currently priced for $449 at Amazon.

Yes Olympus E-PL8 sensor might feature the same 16-megapixels resolution made by Sony. The Micro Four Thirds camera will come in three colors option: black, white and light brown. We can expect the official announcement of the PEN E-PL8 very soon with the Olympus 30mm f/3.5 macro lens.

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