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Olympus PEN E-PL1 Digital Camera with 14-42mm Micro Four Thirds Lens - Bundle - with PT-EP01 Underwater Housing, Accessory Kit (Tripod, Case, 2-year Extended Warranty), 8GB SDHC Card, Spare Battery, Mini Messenger Bag, USB Card Reader, Black

SKU: IOMEPL1B14BW MFR: 262856 W
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About the Olympus PEN E-PL1

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 Digital Camera is a dream come true for many photographers with 12 megapixels and technology normally found in much larger cameras and High Definition (HD) camcorders. It features a PEN large-size image sensor that is 8 times larger than the ones in average point & shoot cameras. This sensor, combined with the TruePic V Image Processor, delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color and reduced noise, all the way up to ISO 3200. With state-of-the art noise reduction technology and 3 in-body image stabilization modes, users will realize clear images with all compatible lenses under most lighting conditions.

The E-PL1's iAuto mode automatically identifies the scene you're shooting (portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport) and adjusts the settings to optimize results. While in iAuto you can engage Live Guide control which lets you compose your picture, manipulate the image with various in-camera effects like softening backgrounds, adjusting colors and brightness before taking the photo. Adding to the dream, recording HD movies (720p) with the E-PL1 is simple thanks to an easy-to-reach record button on the back of the camera body. You can toggle back and forth between capturing stills and video which opens endless shooting possibilities, for example you can shoot a portrait of a child and switch to video to capture the moment when he or she is playing with the dog that interrupted your shooting session

.This camera has 19 automatic scene-select modes which adjust camera settings according to the subject you are photographing plus 6 in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and the new Gentle Sepia filter). These tools make image capture easy and can expand your creativity.

This E-PL1 comes with an M.Zuiko Digital ED Micro Four Thirds mount 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 3x zoom lens which is extremely compact (2.44 diameter x 1.71" length). It at has both ED and Aspherical lens elements which deliver very high imaging performance. Despite its small size it delivers amazing image brightness and contrast. It covers wide angle to moderate telephoto distances and is suitable for portraits, everyday shooting and traveling.

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Includes

  • Olympus PEN E-PL1 Digital Camera
  • 14-42mm Lens
  • Li-ion Battery BLS-1
  • Li-ion Battery Charger BCS-1
  • USB/Video Multi Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • ib CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Lens Cap (LC-40.5)
  • Lens Rear Cap (LR-2)
  • Warranty Card
  • Olympus 1 Year Warranty
  • PT-EP01 Underwater Housing
  • Accessory Kit (Mini Tripod, Premium Case, Olympus Two Year Extended Warranty)
  • Lexar 8GB SDHC Card
  • Power2000 BLS-1 Spare Battery
  • Mini-Messenger Bag
  • USB 2.0 Card Reader

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Features

  • HD Movies: Shoot movies at 30 frames per second, with high-quality sound, in 720p with available manual control over aperture and shutter speed. This new level of control allows you to express your vision exactly how you want in your HD videos.
  • Built-in Flash: Use the pop-up flash to easily illuminate low-light subjects. The camera is also compatible with a range of optional external flashes including the Olympus FL-14, -- and the E-PL1 has wireless flash control using the FL-36R and FL-50R -- for dynamic lighting control.
  • Easy-to-Use Live Guide Control: With the E-PL1 you can see the results of your camera settings before you shoot allowing you to change the way you take a picture.
  • In-Camera Art Filters: With 6 in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and the new Gentle Sepia filter) you can explore your artistic side while taking both still shots and HD video. The Art Filters can be applied as you shoot, no additional software required.
  • 12.3 Megapixels: The E-PL1'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.
  • In-Body Image Stabilization: The E-PL1's 3-mode In-body Image Stabilization system compensates for up to 3 shutter speed steps in the still shooting modes: Mode 1 for general shooting, Mode 2 for creative high-speed horizontal capture and Mode 3 for high-speed vertical capture.
  • Compact Size, Interchangeable Lenses: Olympus has packed a big sensor into a small camera. The stylish design of the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is much more compact than a traditional DSLR, but it still provides the option of interchangeable lenses.
  • In-Camera Slideshow With Sound: The E-PL1's enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, control the movie/still mix and speed, add captivating musical soundtracks and much more.
  • Multiple Exposures: Multiple exposures make heightened creativity an easily-obtained objective. Two frames can be combined to create an image uniquely yours. Images can be combined in playback mode or directly on the LCD display.
  • iAuto with iEnhance: In the iAuto mode the E-PL1 automatically identifies the scene you're shooting - portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport - and adjusts the settings to optimize results
  • 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 3200 ISO.
  • 19 Automatic Scene-Select Modes: The E-PL1 is equipped with 19 scene-select modes for effortless picture taking. Standard scene modes like Night-Scene, Portrait and Landscape are easy-to-use solutions for everyday shooting.
  • 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.
  • AF Live View with AF Tracking: AF Live View works as seamlessly as a point-and-shoot to display subjects, in focus, on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way.
  • In-Camera Editing: Make changes to your image after the shot, right in the camera. Adjust for red eye, crop an image, change the aspect ratio or saturation and change your image to black and white...and more.
  • 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.
  • ePortrait: The ePortrait Scene-Select mode is useful for smoothing out the facial features of your subjects, which is a tremendous plus for High Definition video playback, or apply ePortrait post shot via .JPEG edit.
  • Multiple Aspect Ratio Shooting: The E-PL1 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.
  • Accessory Port: The E-PL1 includes a port for new accessories including the SEMA-1 Microphone adapter set and the VF-2 live-finder, a detachable electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder easily slides onto the camera's accessory port and hot shoe to provide 1.15x magnification for a 100% field of view.
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount: The E-PL1 provides many key benefits, including the effectiveness of a digitally designed image sensor, an ultra-compact design and expandability and compatibility with all Micro Four Thirds Lenses and Four Thirds System Lens via the MMF-2 Adapter (not included).
  • SDHC Media Cards: The E-PL1 is capable of recording video to SDHC media cards to accommodate large files. (SDHC Class 6 cards are recommended). Videos, stills and high-fidelity audio can also be output via an HDMI cable, direct to any HD television.
  • Underwater Housing: The PEN E-PL1's compact design makes it the perfect companion for all of your dive trips. The PT-EP01 underwater housing (optional) has been specially customized for the Olympus PRO E-PL1 and is waterproof to a depth of approximately 130' (40 meters).

Olympus PEN E-PL1 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 Product type 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)
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording image size [RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels
[JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File Size 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 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 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 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
1280 x 960 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
File Size Small 2 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 Movie format 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 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
Recording Movie File Size Max 2GB(limited by AVI format)
Maximum Movie Recording Time HD: 7min, SD: 14min
Recording Sound format Wave Format Base
Stereo PCM/16bit, 44.1kHz
Maximum Sound Recording Time Picture with Sound: 30sec
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
Mic/Speaker Mono/Mono
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, x14
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
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)
Mode 3 modes (IS1:2 dimensional activation, IS2:1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, IS3:1dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical 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.3EV steps (in maximum effect with 50mm lens)
Shutter speed range 2 - 1/2000 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 2.7 inches
Total no. of pixels(Monitor) Approx. 230,000 dots
Playback field of view(Monitor) 100%
Brightness control( Monitor) +7 levels and -7 levels
Monitor Color balance +7 levels and -7 levels
AF system Imager Contrast Detection AF system When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist.
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
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 almost all 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
Focus tracking Available
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: Program AE (Program 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, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Macro, Sport, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Document, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow
ISO sensitivity AUTO: ISO 200 - 3200(customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 100 - 3200, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure Control 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 i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone
Adjustment parameter Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted
Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone.
3 effect levels are available in i-Enhance
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 - 1/2000 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)
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. 18 with Toshiba Super High Speed type "Class 6" 4GB)
Built-in flash Available
Flash G.No 10(Fno/m) at ISO200, 7(Fno/m) at ISO100
Flash Mode TTL-Auto, Manual(Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
Flash Color Temperature 5500±400°K
Wireless Flash Control Available(4ch, 3Groups)
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, Off.
Synchronization speed 1/30-1/16
Super FP 1/125-1/2000
Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps
Art Filter Mode Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia
Multi Exposure Number of picture 2 frames
Multi Exposure Functions Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture
Multi Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default), 3:2, 16:9 ,6:6
Process RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data
JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio
Super Control Panel Info (shooting) 1 Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode
Super Control Panel Info (shooting) 2 Flash Status, Record mode, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP
Live Control Information 1(shooting) Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number,
Live Control Information 2(shooting) Focusing mode, AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio
Live Guide Setting Menu 1 Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size
Live Guide Setting Menu 2 Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP
Playback mode Single-frame
Information Display
Index Display(4/9/16/25/100 frames, Calendar)
Close-up (2 - 14X)
Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
Slideshow(Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
Playback Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information
Menu 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
Reset & custom setting My mode 2 setting recordable
Image Editing 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 HDMI(HD/Mono or Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
USB/Video connector Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, USB cable is available)
HDMI Mini HDMI type-C(1080i/720p/576p/480p)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
DC-in No
Accessory attachment Accessory port
Battery BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
No. of recordable pictures Approx. 290 shots (IS ON, CIPA test standard)(with BLS-1 and Toshiba Class 6 SDHC 4GB card under CIPA testing standard)
Temperature 0 - 40° (operation) / -20 - 60° (storage)
Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Dimensions (Body) 4.51 in (W) x 2.84 in (H) x 1.63 in (D) / 114.6 mm (W) x 72.2mm (H) x 41.5mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight(Body) 10.44 oz / 296g (body only), 12.13 oz. / 344g(including Battery and Memory card)
Lens Focal Length 14-42mm (35mm equivalent focal length 28-84mm)
Lens construction 9 Elements in 8 Groups, including ED lens, HR lens & 2 Aspherical lenses
Lens Angle of View 75 - 29 Degree
Lens Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m
Maximum Image Magnification (Lens) 0.24x (35mm equivalent Maximum Image Magnification 0.48x)
Minimum Field Size(Lens) 51.4 x 68.5mm
Number of Blades(Lens) 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture(Lens) F3.5 (14mm) - F5.6 (42mm)
Minimum Aperture(Lens) F22
Filter Size(Lens) Diameter 40.5mm
Dimensions (Lens) Diameter 62 x 43.5mm
Weight(Lens) 150g
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