The first photos of the Olympus E-PL8 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera have been leaked on the web ahead of its launch event.
The rumor mill has recently spotted that Olympus has registered a couple of new cameras on the websites of regulatory agencies from Taiwan and other countries. One of them is called Stylus TG-Tracker , while the other one has been registered as the IM001.
There have been a lot of guesses regarding the second model, but now we can put most doubts away, as the camera’s images have appeared online. Without much further ado, the first Olympus E-PL8 photos are circling on the web and the Micro Four Thirds shooter is on its way.
Olympus E-PL8 photos show up on the web ahead of the mirrorless camera’s announcement
Olympus has not made a big fuss regarding the launch of the PEN-series E-PL7 camera. The company felt that there were no reasons for that, although the device borrowed several features from the OM-D-series E-M10.
The introduction of the E-PL8 might be part of a bigger event than the one of the E-PL7. From what we can see in the leaked Olympus E-PL8 photos, the new model will represent a major change when it comes to its design.
The texture of the camera has been significantly altered, as the leather touch appears to be more prominent. Additionally, the Olympus PEN designation been moved to the place where the grip used to be.
Speaking of which, the grip has been changed, too. It looks like it is smaller, while featuring an outer rim made out of metal. This gives the camera a more classical look, which might appeal to those customers that are longing for the old days of photography.
The top and rear appear to be identical and it looks like the display on the back will remain tiltable, allowing users to frame their selfies with ease. Still, there is no built-in viewfinder, as this is the PEN-series we are talking about and Olympus is aiming to keep it as compact as possible.
The E-PL8 will be a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor that will support all MFT lenses. Unfortunately, the leaked Olympus E-PL8 photos have not been joined by some specifications.
The good thing, though, is that the Japanese manufacturer will introduce the shooter in the near future, so we will find out everything there is to know about it soon. Stay tuned for the official announcement!