Olympus E-P1 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus PEN E-P1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor: Olympus E-P2
E-P1 vs E-P2
General
Model Number: E-P1
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $799.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 11.8 oz (335 g)
Size: 4.7 x 2.8 x 1.4 in.
(121 x 70 x 35 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 12.3
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 55
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 536
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4032 x 3024 (12.2 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 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 (EXIF 2.2), RAW (.ORF)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 ED M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-point contrast detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder:  
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 (1/3, 1 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 324-zone Digital ESP, Center Weighted Average, Spot (with Highlight/Shadow mode)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 19 Scene Mode, 6 Art Filters
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.ORF)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Multi Connector (USB/AV), Mini HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.93
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.93
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 13
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 1.19
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.98
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.274
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.072
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.5
Play -> Record Time: 1.5
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLS-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLS-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 300
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master 2 Software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: First Micro Fourth Thirds camera with built-in Image Stabilization. HD movie mode. Optional optical viewfinder mounts in hot shoe. E-P1 Body Estimated Street Price: $749.99 E-P1 Body with ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens Estimated Street Price: $799.99 E-P1 Body with ED 17mm f2.8 with optical viewfinder Estimated Street Price: $899.99

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