Olympus E-P1 Pen Digital Camera w/ 17mm f/2.8  Lens (Silver) & Optical Finder

Olympus E-P1 Pen Digital Camera w/ 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver) & Optical Finder

Olympus E-P1 Pen Digital Camera w/ 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver) & Optical Finder - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBOEP117S MFR # 262817B
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  • Compact Micro FourThirds Camera System
  • 12.3MP Live MOS Imaging Sensor (4/3)
  • HD Stills and Video with Live View
  • 17mm f/2.8 Lens
  • Interchangeable Lenses from 7 to 800mm
  • 3" HyperCrystal LCD
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Advanced Dust Reduction
  • Advanced Shooting & Editing Tools
  • Stainless-Steel Body
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Olympus 262817B overview

  • 1Description

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 comes with a 17mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Digital 'pancake' lens, which with an angle-of-view of approximately 62 degrees (34mm equivalent) and a profile of less than an inch, makes for an ideal travel / daytripping camera/lens combination. Also included in this kit is a matched optical finder, which allows for fast, 'journalism-style' street shooting.

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
In the Box
Olympus E-P1 Pen Digital Camera w/ 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver) & Optical Finder
  • M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Lens w/ Front & Rear Caps
  • BLS-1 Battery
  • BSCS-1 Battery Charger
  • USB/Video Multi Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Olympus Master CD-Rom
  • Manual
  • 90-Day Manufacture Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Olympus 262817B specs

    Camera Type Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera
    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
    Lens 17mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Digital Zoom (35mm film equivalent: 34mm)
    Zoom N/A
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Focus Type Autofocus and Manual Focus
    Focus Range 0.66' (0.2m) - infinity
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount 37mm
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity ISO 100-6400
    Shutter Speeds 1/4000 - 60 sec, bulb

    Bulb exposure is limited to 30 minutes.

    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)
    Built-in Flash No
    Effective Flash Range N/A
    External Flash Connection Hotshoe
    Dedicated Flash System Olympus FL Series
    Max Sync Speed 1/180
    Built-in Memory No
    Memory Card Type SD/SDHC

    Class 6 cards are recommended for HD Video Capture.

    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 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)
    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
    Battery Type BLS-1 Li-ion Battery
    Power Adapter None
    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
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 5.5 x 4.1"

    Olympus 262817B reviews

    E-P1 Pen Digital Camera w/ 17mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver) & Optical Finder is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from One amazing camera The Olympus E-P1 is a great camera, for as long as you understand it's limitations. It is not meant to be the ultimate camera to achieve the greatest image quality (for that, I would pack my D3X), but it is the ultimate camera to carry with you on moments of relaxation. I have only one complaint about this product. The screen is not good enough to allow a reliable manual focus, one thing that to me is very important. If they put a nice optical viewfinder(no electronic viewfinder) like the one you find on Leica, it would be a perfect camera. I know that won't happen, so i will settle for a better resolution screen (930.00dots perhaps).
    Date published: 2009-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Olympus EP-1 Have had progression of Ricoh GRs from I, II, and III. The last GRII was stolen but was disappointing as the preceding models took superior pics. Never bothered to replace and am now using the EP-1 with pancake lens. Pictures have 'magical' and velevety appearance not dissimilar to old Leica film. Absolutely fantastic and always with me now.
    Date published: 2009-09-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dissapointing for street photography As focusing is so slow it would be essential to have ability to photograph the old way with with wide angle fixed focus lenses. This means set your aperture and control your depth and field and forget about focusing after that. With the Olympus lens you can't do this. You can't control your depth and field and set your focus. You have a focusing that tells nothing. Dissapointing design here! I will buy some other lens that has what I need and skip the 17mm lens. Camera is great but focusing stinks.
    Date published: 2009-12-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing camera; could be more intuitive I bought this camera because I felt limited by my existing point-and-shoot, yet, I wasn't ready to commit to lugging around a cinder block (DSLR). I had also been considering the Lumix GF1, but ultimately the lower price and the vintage style factor sold me on this Olympus E-P1. I absolutely love it; the image quality is unbelievable (i.e., I can now get shallow depth of field and those creamy bokeh unheard of in a P&S). And the construction is really solid; none of those flimsy rubber hinges and mushy clasps that you find on the Canon point-and-shoots, for example. It also just *feels* good when the shutter releases. Solid. That said, I think Olympus should have hired an information architect and a usability specialist for this model, and focused more attention on the organization of the buttons and onscreen menus. I realize that this is personal preference, but I would rather have to drill down a few clicks into an intuitively-organized menu than to be constantly putting my thumb on a button whose purpose I am not exactly sure of (and whose acronym is not intuitive, and that the manual is of little help in explaining). Some things would be better kept out of the way until you need them. Speaking of the manual, it seems that it was written almost as an afterthought, hastily pulled together on the heels of a product that was sped to market rather than as if by design. Lots of confusing cross-references and turning to different pages for related info. One thing that *is* a really nice, thoughtful feature is the ability to customize what some of the controls do. For example, in aperture-priority mode, you can assign one control wheel to change the aperture, and the other to increase/decrease the exposure in steps, for really fast bracketing. Whichever wheel works better for you. Worth noting, though, one of the thumb wheels is sort of in the way of what would be a natural resting place for your right thumb. The auto-focus works great, but as I did, you'll probably want to fiddle around with the setting to get it to perform to your liking. I have it set so that I can use dead center as my auto focus/exposure point, and after that is attained (shutter pressed half way) I compose the shot with the subject off-center, and let it rip. It's nice to be able to choose between aspect ratios: 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9, and the unused portions of the screen in the latter two cases are letterboxed out appropriately. I don't mind the lack of a flash. The aesthetic I'm after doesn't require one, and the f/2.8 lens will let in a surprising amount of light even in low light conditions. Because my images are bound for the Web (and because I am an artist/hobbyist, not a pro), I don't care a whit about RAW, but if you do, This camera's RAW files are now supported in iPhoto and Aperture (and probably most other image editing programs). But despite the minor annoyance of a number of things I would have done differently if I had designed it, I have invested the time and learned the system and the controls, and am happily capturing some of the best images I ever have, with a camera that I can fit in my overcoat pocket. It really does grow on me every day, and I forgive it its slight usability flaws. While it is a charming addition, I have not found the viewfinder to be very useful; I wish I had gotten the package with the 14-42mm f3.5 - 5.6 Micro 4/3 Zoom lens and no viewfinder, and then either bought this 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens or the even brighter Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Aspheric G- Series Lens separately. Funny, I don't miss zoom as much as I thought I would. I think it improves my photography skills to find a diversity of compositions using only a prime lens.
    Date published: 2010-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera! I loved this camera from the moment I removed it from the box. The metal body has a nice heft to it and seems very well built. I view it as a step up from the point-and-shoot with better optics and features. On the down side, the lack of a built-in flash is a slight problem. On the other hand many of the built-in flashes that pop-up out of the camera body are flimsy so maybe it is a good move after all!
    Date published: 2010-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic looks, great optics First bought an Olympus OM-10 in 1980, took great photos. I do a lot of film work with a Hasselblad, and have resisted digital, but this retro- looking metal camera is it for me. Interchangeable lenses and many shooting options available. The quality is great, for street or grab shots. Everyone thinks it is an old school film camera! If you want sharp photos and a fun camera don't hesitate this is it.
    Date published: 2009-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect I bought the EP1 as a second/travel camera as the one that I primarily use is a bulky/heavy camera.Because this was meant to be a second camera, I did not want to spend too much. The EP1 certainly excels in this regard. It is compact and light and I can easily store it in my purse and have it handy at all times. I bring it to work with me everyday (the only way to improve is to keep shooting!) and even when walking about town, wearing it around my neck is a lot more comfortable than my giant digital SLR. It was relatively affordable considering I opted for the EP1 over the EP2. The controls are easy to use and the images are great. I immediately bought a Voigtlander 35mm lens to use with the camera and although I was a little bit discouraged with the manual focusing, I adapted to it pretty quickly. I did have trouble with not having a viewfinder but I am also quickly getting used to that. One negative is the LCD screen which is perfectly fine indoors but on a really sunny day I find this to be a major turnoff.This is especially discouraging when a lens without autofocus is attached! My only solution to my issues is that on major trips, I think I may just take the kit lens or the panasonic lumix lens which can be used with autofocus. This way, even outdoors, I can rely on the autofocus and not on the LCD screen/manual focus to take pictures. Overall I am extremely happy with this purchase. I am going on a trip this week and I am already excited that, for once, I wont be lugging around my heavy equipment.
    Date published: 2010-01-24
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