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Olympus E-P1 Pen, Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 Silver Lens & Optical Viewfinder (VF-1), Silver

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About Olympus

The Olympus E-P1 marks an innovative new era in digital imaging. The Micro Four Thirds camera upholds the legacy of the celebrated PEN family of cameras, with the photographic optics of an SLR and the size and simplicity of a point and shoot. Combining the still image quality of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) with the A/V quality of both a High Definition camcorder and high-end audio recorder, the E-P1 is a virtual full-service imaging studio in one ultra-portable and stylishly retro body.

The E-P1 is the world's smallest 12.3-mexapixel interchangeable lens system camera, yet has the creative flexibility to give you a true professional experience with ease. A still photo, video and audio recorder in one, the E-P1 creates exceptional photos, inventive slide shows and remarkable videos both for personal use or for posting on many of today's social networking websites.

It delivers professional quality images without the bulk of a conventional DSLR, thanks to its slim body and advanced high-speed imager AF (Live View) technologies. The lens mount diameter has been reduced, enabling the use of smaller, lighter interchangeable lenses that perform at the same level as larger DSLR lenses.

The camera fits easily in many pockets and purses. With 12.3 megapixels at its disposal, the E-P1 delivers image quality that makes the difference between ordinary and exceptional still and video imaging. A Live MOS image sensor is complemented by a next generation TruePic V Image Processor, resulting in excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity, fine image details in all highlight and shadow areas and reduced noise.

The E-P1's three-mode In-body Image Stabilization system compensates for up to four shutter speed steps in the still shooting modes with any of its interchangeable lenses: Mode 1 for general shooting, Mode 2 for creative high-speed horizontal capture and Mode 3 for high-speed vertical capture. The camera's Mechanical Image Stabilization automatically compensates for camera shake in low-light situations or when using a telephoto lens.

In the Movie Modes the advanced Electronic Image Stabilization tracts the images both vertically and horizontally to achieve clear sharp movies, matching the performance of the in body IS. A Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images via a patented ultrasonic technology called Supersonic Wave Filter, which vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the image sensor and confines them to a special adhesive membrane. The Optical Viewfinder VF-1 for use with the 17mm Micro Four Thirds pancake lens. This externally attached optical viewfinder approximates the view of the pancake lens. It uses a bright 17mm frame to enable comfortable picture composition.

Olympus Features

  • Live View Autofocus: With the seamless precision and simplicity of a point-and-shoot, the E-P1's Live View Autofocus system displays the images to be shot in complete focus on the camera's bright LCD the moment the shutter button is pressed half way down
  • Multiple Exposure: Two frames can be combined and portions of one can be combined with those of another in any of the shooting modes. Images can be combined in playback mode or directly on the LCD through the use of the new TruePic V Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount: The Micro Four Thirds Mount on the E-P1 provides many key benefits, including the effectiveness of a digitally designed image sensor, an ultra-compact design & expandability and compatibility with all Micro Four Thirds Lenses and Four Thirds System Lens via the MMF-1 Adapter
  • Art Filters: A series of six built-in Art Filters for replicating countless striking and dramatic effects can be easily activated for both still and video imaging. The innovative Art Filters include Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film and Pin Hole
  • 12.3 megapixel: The E-P1's powerful 12.3 megapixel Live-MOS sensor packs a powerful high-quality imaging punch for such a compact camera, allowing you to capture more detail than ever before
  • TruePic V Image Processor: In addition to more detail, the image sensor, combined with the next-generation TruePic V Image Processor, delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity and reduced noise, all the way up to 6400 ISO
  • In-body Image Stabilization: The camera's In-body Image Stabilization system compensates for up to 4 shutter speed steps with any of the system's interchangeable lenses
  • Mechanical Image Stabilization: Mechanical Image Stabilization automatically compensates for camera shake in low-light situations or when using a telephoto lens
  • Electronic Image Stabilization: Electronic Image Stabilization compensates for camera shake while shooting in the movie mode
  • Electronic Image Stabilization: Electronic Image Stabilization compensates for camera shake while shooting in the movie mode
  • Perfect Shot Preview: With Perfect Shot Preview, you can preview and select various photographic effects before you take the shot
  • Digital Leveler: The camera's Digital Leveler function is a highly functional and practical feature for such specialized requirements as architectural photography and other similar needs
  • Dust Reduction System: A Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images. Every time you turn on the camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and collecting dust so that it cannot interfere with the picture imaging at any time
  • 19 automatic scene modes: There are 19 automatic scene modes available, including Night-Scenes, Portraits and Landscapes. Edits can be made in the camera after the pictures are shot using the handy ePortrait Mode
  • ePortrait: The ePortrait mode is also useful for smoothing out the facial features of your subjects, which is a tremendous plus for High Definition playback
  • Face Detection: A Face Detection function reduces the chance of blurry faces when shooting groups of people-up to eight subjects at once-even if they're moving while you're pressing the shutter button
  • Shadow Adjustment Technology: Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency. It can also be used in post-editing
  • Aspect Ratios: The E-P1 lets you select one of four Aspect Ratios (4:3, 3.2, 16.9 and 6.6) that help frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors
  • iAuto: iAuto identifies your shooting intent (such as macro or action photography) and instantly adjusts the camera settings to achieve the best results
  • Slideshows: Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The E-P1's enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, add captivating musical soundtracks and much more
  • Ultra-compact body: The E-P1 is the definition of state-of-the-art optical engineering in an ultra-compact body. It weighs just 11.8 ounces and measures just 4.75" (W) x 2.75" (H) x 1.43 (D), giving it the facility to slip into pockets or purses and to take with you anywhere
  • M. ZUIKO lenses: The accompanying Olympus M. ZUIKO lenses are small, lightweight, powerful and precision engineered
  • Four Thirds System Lens Adapter: Other Four Thirds Format lenses can also be used on the E-P1 with an available MMF-1 Four Thirds System Lens Adapter, including extreme wide-angle fisheye and super-telephoto lenses. This further increases your range of creative options
  • Bright-line optical viewfinder mounts on the hotshoe
  • Multi-coated glass lens element construction

Olympus Specifications

Product type
Interchangeable Lens Type Live View Digital Camera
Memory
SD Memory Card(SDHC compatible) Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
Screen size
17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Effective Pixels number
12.3 million pixels
Image Pick-up Unit
High speed Live MOS Sensor
Total no. of pixels
Approx. 13.1 million pixels
Aspect ratio
1.33 (4:3)
Filter array
Primary color filter (RGB)
LPF
Fixed type
IR cut filter
Hybrid type
Dust reduction
Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording format (Still)
DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File format (Still)
RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size (Still)
[RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels
[JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File Size (Still) RAW
4032(H)x3042(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB
Set1(LF): 4032(H)x3042(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB
Set2(LN): 4032(H)x3042(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
File Size (Still) Large
4032 x 3024 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 8.2MB
4032 x 3024 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB
4032 x 3024 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
4032 x 3024 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.8MB
File Size (Still) Middle
3200 x 2400 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 5.4MB
3200 x 2400 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 3.4MB
3200 x 2400 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB
3200 x 2400 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.2MB
2560 x 1920 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 3.2MB
2560 x 1920 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 2.2MB
2560 x 1920 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
2560 x 1920 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.8MB
File Size (Still) Small 1
1600 x 1200 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 1.3MB
1600 x 1200 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.9MB
1600 x 1200 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB
1600 x 1200 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
1280 x 960 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.9MB
1280 x 960 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.6MB
1280 x 960 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
File Size (Still) Small 2
1280 x 960 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
1024 x 768 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.6MB
1024 x 768 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
1024 x 768 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
1024 x 768 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
640 x 480 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
640 x 480 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
640 x 480 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.1MB
640 x 480 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.1MB
Recording format (Movie)
AVI Motion JPEG(30fps)
Movie Mode
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V), Aspect 4:3(VGA)
Compression Ratio (Movie)
1/12
File Size (Movie)
Max 2GB(limited by AVI format)
Maximum Recording Time (Movie)
HD: 7min, SD: 14min
Recording format (Sound)
Wave Format Base
Stereo PCM/16bit, 44.1kHz
Maximum Recording Time
Picture with Sound: 30sec
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
Live View Type
Image Sensor(High Speed Live MOS) type
Field of view
100%
Display Mode
Normal Mode
Grid Line Mode
Histogram Mode(3 types)
Magnified View Mode
Comparable View Mode
OFF Mode (for OVF user)
Magnification Ratio
x7, x10
View finder information
Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, My Mode, Internal Temperature Warning, Face Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Only when E-system Flash attached : Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP
Display of Face Detection
Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
AF
High speed imager AF
Image stabilizer System
Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Image stabilizer Mode
3 modes (2 dimensional activation, 1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, 1 dimensional activation in portrait frame to horizontal direction moving ), OFF
Manual Function
Input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
Effective compensation range
Approx.4EV steps (in maximum effect with 50mm lens)
Shutter speed range
2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
IS for Movie
Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS)
Monitor type
HyperCrystal LCD AR(Anti-Reflective) coating
Monitor Size
3.0 inches
Playback field of view
100%
Brightness control
+7 levels and -7 levels
Color balance
A-B: +7 levels and -7 levels, G-M: +7 levels and -7 levels
AF system
Imager Contrast Detection AF system
Focus mode
Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF
Focusing point
11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
Focusing point selection
Auto from all 11 area, Single area from 11 area
Auto from 25 area when Face detection is ON
Free selection (from 225points) when Magnified View Mode is selected
AF lock
Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode
Manual Focus Assist
When rotation of focus ring is detected under S-AF+MF or MF mode, LV is magnified automatically
Metering system
TTL Image Sensor metering system
(1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering
(3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen. Highlight / shadow bases are available)
Metering range
EV 0 - 18 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering)
(At normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100)
Exposure mode
1) i Auto (2) P: Programme AE (Programme shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE
(4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select AE (7) Art Filter
Scene select AE
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow
ISO sensitivity
AUTO: ISO 200 - 6400(customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps, Movie ISO 160-1600
Exposure compensation
±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock
Available
Exposure bracketing
3 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable
Metering standard value adjustment
1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range
Auto WB system
High speed Live MOS sensor
Preset white balance
8 settings (3000K - 7500K)
Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)
White balance compensation
±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)
CWB (Kelvin setting)
1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
One-touch white balance
1 custom setting can be registered
White balance bracketing
3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Mode
Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone
Adjustment parameter
Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted
Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone
Filter effect
Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
Picture tone
Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
Gradation
4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)
Shutter type
Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed
60 - 1/4000 sec
Bulb: up to 30 min. (selectable longest time in the menu. Default: 8 min)
1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable
Self-timer
Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote cable release
Available (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
Drive mode
Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Sequential shooting speed
Approx. 3 frames/sec. in sequential shooting
Max. recordable pictures
RAW mode: Max. 10 frames
On sequential shooting
JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (Large normal mode: approx. 12 with Toshiba Super High Speed type "Class 6" 4GB)
Compatible external flash
E-system Flash(FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14)
External Flash control mode
TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Flash mode of External Flash
Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off
Synchronization speed
1/30-1/180
Flash intensity control
Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps
Art Filter Mode
Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole
Multi Exposure Number of picture
2 frames
Multi Exposure Functions
Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture
Multi Aspect - Aspect Ratio
4:3(Default)/3:2/16:9/6:6
Multi Aspect Process
RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio
Level Gauge Detection
2-axis
Level Gauge Display
Rear LCD monitor
Color Universal design
Only White version is approved by Color Universal Design Organization
Playback mode
Single-frame
Information Display
Index Display(4/9/16/25/49/100 frames, Calendar)
Close-up (2 - 14X)
Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
Picture rotation (auto mode available)
Slideshow(Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
Information display
Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information
Languages
Japan: Japanese, English
Others: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
My mode
2 setting recordable
Erasing function
Single frame, All, Selected frames(from Index)
Protect function
Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
RAW picture editing
RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
JPEG editing
Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), e-portrait
Image Overlay
Up to 3 RAW images
Print function
Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
PC interface
USB 2.0 High Speed for storage and camera control through Multi-connector(MTP mode is available
TV interface
USB 2.0 High Speed for storage and camera control through Multi-connector(MTP mode is available
USB/Video connector
Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is available
HDMI
Mini HDMI type-C(1080i/720p/576p/480p)
Flash attachment
Hot shoe
DC-in
No
Battery
BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode
Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
No. of recordable pictures
Approx. 300 shots
Temperature
0 - 40 degrees (operation) / -20 - 60 degrees (storage)
Humidity
30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Dimensions
120.6 mm (W) x 69.9mm (H) x 36.4 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight
335g (body only)
Warranty
Olympus 1 year limited warranty
Mfr #
262817
SKU
IOMEP1S17

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4.0

Great high quality rig for small backup

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High quality images from a small camera that is easy to have with you at all times. Great for those times when you are using a large DSLR with a 300mm or up telephoto and you can pull this out of your vest or jacket pocket to get a wide angle shot, landscape or good people shot.

 
5.0

Good Camera

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Bought this to be the digital phase-in for my film carry-around camera, a Kyocera Contax T-2. The two cameras are very similar in size and focal length. I was so impressed with the E - P1 that I bought another to hang on a Zuiko 150mm, f2 lens.

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