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Olympus E-P1 Pen Digital Camera (Silver) w/ 14-42mm M.Zuiko Digital Lens (Black)

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Olympus E-P1 Pen Digital Camera (Silver) w/ 14-42mm M.Zuiko Digital Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • Compact Micro FourThirds Camera System
  • 12.3MP Live MOS Imaging Sensor (4/3)
  • HD Stills and Video with Live View
  • 14-42mm M.Zuiko Zoom (28-84mm equiv)
The Olympus E-P1 marks the formal introduction of the Olympus Micro Four Thirds (4/3) camera system in the form of a high-quality, sub-compact digital camera. Designed around a 12.3-megapixel (17.3 x 13mm) Live MOS imaging sensor, the E-P1 enables pro-quality still and video imaging abilities in a small, unassuming package. Along with a new line of compact M.Zuiko Digital lenses, the new system is compatible with all existing 4/3-format fixed-prime and zoom lenses from 7mm through 800mm (114° to 1.5° AOV).

Clad in ergonomically-designed stainless-steel body panels, the Olympus E-P1 takes many design queues from the Olympus Pen F, a popular half-frame SLR that made its initial debut in 1959. But unlike the original Pen F, the E-P1 has the ability to produce vividly-detailed still photographs and HD video with stereo sound, both of which can be enhanced post-capture using the E-P1's advanced in-camera retouching and audio dubbing tools.

Essentially a 4/3-format DSLR minus the prism and mirror housing (hence the smaller body size), images can be composed and edited using the E-P1's 3" HyperCrystal LCD, which features anti-reflective coatings on its surface to enable live viewing of 100% of the image area under the brightest of lighting conditions. When shooting in manual focus, a 5x magnification of the center of the frame pops up as a focusing aid each time you adjust the focusing ring. (This magnification can be can be manually increased up to 10x)

This kit includes a compact 14-42mm M.Zuiko Digital zoom lens, which with an angle-of-view of 74-28.5 degrees, is an equivalent to a 28-85mm lens on a full-frame DSLR.

Other features found on the Olympus E-P1 include Dust Reduction technology, in-camera Image Stabilization, which enables low-light hand-held shooting with all 4/3-system lenses, advanced shooting modes, and creative post-capture editing tools.

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Olympus E-P1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact Design with Pro-system Capabilities
  • 3High-Definition Stills and Video
  • 412.3 MP 4/3-Format Live MOS Sensor
  • 5Compatible with all 4/3-System Lenses
  • 6Live View Mode
  • 7Advanced, Pro-Quality Autofocus & Metering System
  • 8In-Body Image Stabilization
  • 9Dust Reduction
  • 10Advanced Shooting and Post-Capture Editing Modes
  • 11High-Quality Stereo PCM Audio
  • 12Manual Focus Assist

The Olympus E-P1 marks the formal introduction of the Olympus Micro Four Thirds (4/3) camera system in the form of a high-quality, sub-compact digital camera. Designed around a 12.3-megapixel (17.3 x 13mm) Live MOS imaging sensor, the E-P1 enables pro-quality still and video imaging abilities in a small, unassuming package. Along with a new line of compact M.Zuiko Digital lenses, the new system is compatible with all existing 4/3-format fixed-prime and zoom lenses from 7mm through 800mm (114° to 1.5° AOV).

Clad in ergonomically-designed stainless-steel body panels, the Olympus E-P1 takes many design queues from the Olympus Pen F, a popular half-frame SLR that made its initial debut in 1959. But unlike the original Pen F, the E-P1 has the ability to produce vividly-detailed still photographs and HD video with stereo sound, both of which can be enhanced post-capture using the E-P1's advanced in-camera retouching and audio dubbing tools.

Essentially a 4/3-format DSLR minus the prism and mirror housing (hence the smaller body size), images can be composed and edited using the E-P1's 3" HyperCrystal LCD, which features anti-reflective coatings on its surface to enable live viewing of 100% of the image area under the brightest of lighting conditions. When shooting in manual focus, a 5x magnification of the center of the frame pops up as a focusing aid each time you adjust the focusing ring. (This magnification can be can be manually increased up to 10x)

This kit includes a compact 14-42mm M.Zuiko Digital zoom lens, which with an angle-of-view of 74-28.5 degrees, is an equivalent to a 28-85mm lens on a full-frame DSLR.

Other features found on the Olympus E-P1 include Dust Reduction technology, in-camera Image Stabilization, which enables low-light hand-held shooting with all 4/3-system lenses, advanced shooting modes, and creative post-capture editing tools.

Compact Design with Pro-system Capabilities
The Olympus E-P1 combines the casual, easy-to-use persona of a pocket-size point-and-shoot camera with the imaging capabilities of a pro-level DSLR. As an extension of Olympus' proven 4/3 imaging system, the E-P1 can shoot casual stills and video as well as complex imagery with equal ease and precision
High-Definition Stills and Video
The Olympus E-P1 enables high-definition capture of still and video images while maintaining full auto-focus functionality and image stabilization with all 4/3-format optics. And unlike video-enabled DSLRs, the Olympus E-P1 maintains full AF in video mode
12.3 MP 4/3-Format Live MOS Sensor
The E-P1 utilizes the same 12.3-megapixel Live MOS imaging sensor used in Olympus' 4/3-format DSLRs. Measuring 17.3 x 13mm, this sensor is half the size of 'full-frame' DSLR sensors (2x crop factor), but far larger than comparably-sized digital cameras, all of which lack the option of lens interchangeability
Compatible with all 4/3-System Lenses
Aside from the physically smaller M.Zuiko Digital lenses, the Olympus E-P1 is also compatible with all FourThird-format lenses, which enables you to take advantage of one of the widest angle-of-view (AOV) selections available today (114° to 1.5° AOV, or 14 to 800mm)
Live View Mode
Live View enables real-time viewing of your still and video images as you compose and capture them
Advanced, Pro-Quality Autofocus & Metering System
The camera's 11-point Imager AF autofocusing system ensures quick and accurate focusing under all lighting conditions. For equally accurate metering, the Olympus E-P1 utilizes a 324 segment ESP metering system. There's also the option of selecting Spot or Center-weighted metering as desired
In-Body Image Stabilization
An in-camera stabilization system allows for up to 4-stops EV of movement compensation with all 4/3 and Micro-4/3 format lenses
Dust Reduction
Olympus' Dust Reduction, which runs an ultrasonic cleaning cycle each time you power up the camera, helps keep dust particles out of the image path
Advanced Shooting and Post-Capture Editing Modes
Advanced shooting modes, including ePortrait for optimized portrait photography, iAUTO for decision-free shooting under most common shooting conditions, Shadow Adjustment Technology (SAT) for optimizing highlight and shadow details, and Art Filters (Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, and Pin Hole) are easily employed as needed. Other post-capture editing features include sound dubbing (in stereo) for still and video images
High-Quality Stereo PCM Audio
You can record video with linear, non-compressed sound, as well as add sound to images post-capture
Manual Focus Assist
When shooting in Manual Focus mode (MF) a 5x close-up of the center of the image is superimposed into a box at the center of the screen to aid in fine focusing. This magnification can be increased up to 10x magnification

Olympus E-P1 Specs

Camera Type
Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera
Imaging
Resolution
Effective: 13.1MP, Recorded: 12.3MP
Sensor
17.3 x 13.0mm CMOS
Bit Depth
12-bit
File Formats
RAW, JPEG, AVI
File Size
RAW: Up to 13.9MB
JPEG: Up to 8.2MB
AVI: Up to 2.0GB
Color Spaces
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Image Stabilization
Yes
Crop Factor
2x
Optics
Lens
14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 (35mm film equivalent: 28-84mm)
Zoom
Manual, Two-touch
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Focus Type
Autofocus and Manual Focus
Focus Range
0.82' (0.25m) - infinity
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount
40.5mm
Shooting Controls
Sensitivity
ISO 100-6400
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 - 60 sec, bulb
Metering
324-area Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes
iAUTO, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Scene
White Balance
Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom
Mirror Lock-Up
N/A
Burst Capability
Up to 3fps
Self Timer
12 seconds or 2 seconds
Interval Recording
N/A
Remote Control
RM-UC1 Remote Cable Release (optional)
Flash
Built-in Flash
No
Effective Flash Range
N/A
External Flash Connection
Hotshoe
Dedicated Flash System
Olympus FL Series
Max Sync Speed
1/180
Memory
Built-in Memory
No
Memory Card Type
SD/SDHC
Still Images per GB
RAW: 73
JPEG: High Res: 124 - Low Res: 10,240
A/V Recording
Video Recording
Yes
Video Resolution
1280x720 @ 30fps, 640x480 @ 30fps
Video Clip Length
Up to 2GB (about 7 minutes in HD, 14 minutes in SD)
Audio Recording
Stereo PCM/16-bit, 44.1kHz
Picture with Sound: Up to 30 sec
Audio with Video: dependent on clip length
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type
None
Viewfinder Coverage
N/A
Display
3" LCD
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity
USB 2.0, HDMI (Type C)
System & Software Requirements
Windows 2000 (SP4), XP, Vista
Mac OS X (10.3 or later)
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature
Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Storage Temperature: -4-140°F/-20-60°C
Weatherproofing
None
Durability
Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery Type
BLS-1 Li-ion Battery
Power Adapter
None
Physical
Dimensions
4.75 x 2.75 x 1.43" (120.6 x 69.9 x 36.4mm) body only
Weight
0.7 lbs (335g) body only

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