Olympus PEN E-P1
Released June, 2009
The Pros:Takes great non-flash photos in low-light conditions. Solid build, no flex or creak in the body. Easy enough to use, very similar to a typical point-and-shoot interface.
The Cons:Menus aren't very intuitive, takes some getting used to. Auto-focus is slow, not good for moving subjects.
Olympus' PEN E-P1 is a unique camera that falls in its own category. It is not a Digital-SLR camera, but allows for interchangeable lenses and has more advanced features and technology (for example, Olympus' TruPic V image processor) than Olympus' point-and-shoot models.
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The E-P1 is more compact than a DSLR and the lens mounts are smaller as well. There are multiple image stabilization features (in-camera, optical and digital), an on-board dust reduction system, and 19 automatic shooting modes, as well as much leeway for manual customization. The overall resolution is 12.3 megapixels, and the rear features a 3"-diagonal LCD screen. This camera is also capable of HD video recording as well as audio recording, has several built-in art filter options. Other features include shadow enhancing, face detection, and a digital leveler. See the manufacturer page for a full description of the PEN E-P1's features.
- 12.3 megapixel resolution
- Interchangeable lens system
- Micro Four Thirds mount system
- 3"-diagonal LCD screen
- 19 preset shooting modes
- Full manual control (aperture/shutter priority)
- On-board dust reduction
- In-camera image stabilization
- Optical and digital image stabilization
- HD video recording
User Reviews (1)
takes great non-flash photos in low-light conditions
solid build, no flex or creak in the body
easy enough to use, very similar to a typical point-and-shoot interface
records video in full 720p with stereo audio, ends up with great video recordings
has an old retro look that experienced photographers will enjoy
offers a great range of scene type options for some artistic expression
menus aren't very intuitive, takes some getting used to
auto-focus is slow, not good for moving subjects
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