The Olympus Pen E-PL1 is an amazing one-size-fits-all camera that outshines the image quality of the average compact camera – yet steers clear of the cumbersome traits of a full-size digital SLR.
Neat enough to take anywhere, the 12 megapixel E-PL1 with 720P movie-capture also boasts a Live Mos Sensor that allows the effects of shutter speed and aperture to be observed for even greater creativity behind the lens.
Its intuitive Live Guide, Built-in Flash and optional Live View electronic viewfinder are among its outstanding features.
Unlike many digital SLR cameras on the market, the shooting display on the E-PL1's screen is free from clutter and confusing jargon. It displays your chosen settings in a clear and concise way, leaving the image itself to be the main focus of attention.
TruePic V Processor
The fast and efficient TruePic V image processor gives more processing power than ever to this PEN camera. It means that powerful art filters can be incorporated into the camera (for both stills and movies), along with multiple exposure modes (superimposed images) and Intelligent Auto functions. Art filters include Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Holde, Diorama and Gentle Sepia.
12.3MP Stills and High Definition Movies
Record movies in fantastic 720p HD quality stereo movies thanks to the high resolution Live MOS sensor. This gives an effective pixel count of 12.3 million, suitable for poster sized still enlargements.
AF Live View
Unlike many digital SLR cameras, the Olympus PEN E-PL1 has Live View so you can monitor the image that is actually reaching the sensor rather than a reflected image from a mirror and prism. As an optional upgrade, there is available an electronic viewfinder which when hooked up to the E-PL1 gives a Live View image too.
High ISO for Low Light
The Olympus E-PL1 has ISO sensitivity up to 3200, so that even in the dimmest conditions it is possible to go on shooting without using flash.
- Built-in Image Stabilisation for up to 3 stops extra in low light
- Face and Background Control for balanced exposures in complex scenes
- Built-in Flash
- Linear PCM
- Dust Reduction System
- Multi-Aspect Ratio - Choose an aspect of 4:3,3:2,16:9 or 6:6 during Live View shooting
- Accessory Port
- Pre-control for white balance and exposure compensation
- Shadow Adjustment Technology with Preview
- HDMI Control