Olympus Pen E-PL8 Unboxing

Friday, 21 October 2016

Blogger Camera 2016 Olympus E-PL8 Unboxing
 I cannot express how relieved I am to finally have this beautiful camera in my hands after what can only be described as the most anxiety-ridden delivery & horrendous customer service experience of my life.

Negatives aside (I think there's a photography pun in there somewhere?) anyone who has been following my blog may have noticed that (up until recently, oops) I've been posting pretty much every single day throughout October, something I have thoroughly enjoyed doing as a creative outlet, and has inspired me to continue working hard on producing engaging content - I definitely feel this time round has been a lot more successful than the previous times I have dabbled in blogging.

So, to celebrate my newfound 'I can do this' attitude, I decided to invest in a new, and much more capable camera, something compact and lightweight but also versatile enough to cover all bases, from quick Instagram snaps, to high-quality YouTube videos. After hours of research and endless trawling on the internet I discovered that the new Olympus E-PL8 was soon to be released, and I fell instantly in love. 

After the disastrous delivery experience from the day before in which the driver decided not to buzz my flat, despite me taking time off work to sit and wait for it, I finally received my parcel at 1.30pm on Tuesday through special delivery (thanks to my persistent nagging). I scribbled what looked like my signature into one of those electronic devices that remind your handwriting is like that of a three-year-old, and ran the box upstairs as if it was Christmas.

Olympus E-PL8 Unboxing Blogger Camera Review

The very first impressions I had of my new purchase were through it's packaging. Minimalistic and clean, the perfect reflection of what was tucked away inside, I almost felt guilty breaking into it.

The box contains smaller boxed compartments, in the first is the camera strap, battery charging pack, HDMI cables, as well as a flash gun and tiny velvet bag to hold it in - basically all the bits you're going to want to try not to lose (and that I more than likely will!)

On top of these compartments sits the pack filled with all the important documents, instructions and a CD ROM for computer installation, it's under that that you'll find the body of the camera and the 14-42mm lens.

The first thing that struck me about the camera is how compact and lightweight it is, even compared to the E-PL7. It's incredibly comfortable to hold with beautiful styling that takes note of every detail, even down to the leather on the button to switch lenses.

The moving screen gives you maximum versatility when it comes to taking photos, giving you the opportunity to experiment with a number of angles, I can already tell this is going to be incredibly beneficial when it comes to flat lays and any future vlogging projects as pulling the screen down to the front automatically activates 'selfie mode'.

Olympus E-PL8 Unboxing Photo Blogger Uk Lifestyle
Olympus E-PL8 Unboxing

I think it's fair to say the Olympus E-PL8 is the bloggers dream. It's stylish, minimilstic body is the very definition of 'aesthitcally pleasing' with the system capabilities to match.

I am by no means a professional photographer, so apologies that this isn't a particularly technical piece of writing, however, I look forward to playing around with the camera and reporting back over time! YAY!

What camera do you use for your blog photography? Get the conversation started in the comments below!

Elly xo


  1. oh dear god this camera is BEAUTIFUL. i think it tops my christmas wishlist. like the functionality is good too and thats important but its so PRETTY :O

    mia // https://okaaythen.com

  2. I am so jealous. But I just cannot justify the money at this moment in time :(. I look forward to seeing your pictures with it though! x



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