Olympus E-PL1 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus PEN E-PL1 
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General
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
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.6 in.
(115 x 72 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic 
Total Megapixels: 13.1
Effective Megapixels: 12.3 
Sensor Format: Four Thirds 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4032 x 3042 (12.3 MP, Other),
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) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount 
Kit Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 L 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:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 41mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 11-point contrast detection w/ tracking 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type: Optional external shoe-mount electronic viewfinder (VF-2) 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Exposure
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 AE: 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:  
Flash
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 Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
HD Video Out: No 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control:  
Remote Control Type:  
Other Connection: Accessory port, Multi Connector (USB/AV), Mini HDMI 
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: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 290
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master 2 Software CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Cost reduced E-P2 with built-in flash. Available in Champagne Gold, Black and Slate Blue. 

 


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