Model Name: Olympus PEN E-PL1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Model Number: E-PL1
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $599.95
Street Price: $391.65
Date Available: 2010-04-01
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 17.0 oz (482 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.6 in.
(115 x 72 x 42 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: 54
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.1
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 487
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4032 x 3042 (12.3 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW (.ORF)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0
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 L ED M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 14 - 42mm
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 w/ tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional external shoe-mount electronic viewfinder (VF-2)
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (200 - 3200), 100 - 3200 (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 - 1/2000
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, 8 Art Filters
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: TTL-Auto, Auto, Manual, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Built-In 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:  
Built-In Wi-Fi: 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): Accessory port, Multi Connector (USB/AV), Mini HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.60
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.60
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): 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 15
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): 0.95 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.89 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.202 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.13 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.070 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF with other M.Zuiko lenses: 17mm f/2.8 = 0.858s 9-18mm f/4-5.6 @ 18mm = 0.546s
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.1 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.2 seconds
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 290 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):  
Battery Life, Video:  
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:
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master 2 Software CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS
Notes & Features: Cost reduced E-P2 with built-in flash. Available in Champagne Gold, Black and Slate Blue.

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