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Olympus PEN E-PL1 Digital Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous Drive720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Model Specifications

BrandOlympus ModelPEN E-PL1
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS *LiveMOS Sensor Sensor Size 17 x 13mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
StabilizationYes Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 6400 Shutter-Speed 1/2000 - 60s, bulb up to 30m
Lens MountMicro Four-Thirds MountCrop Factor2X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 11-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type Optional EVF Viewfinder Size 0.20" 1.4 Megapixels 100% Coverage *Detachable articulating EVF is optional, not sold with camera.
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 2.7" LCD 230K Pixels 100% Coverage *Adjustable color balance in 15 steps on A-B and G-M axis.
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes 13Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night+Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±1 EV
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 3 FPS, 18 JPEG, 10 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 12s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level None Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger N / A Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor No
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure Yes
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 10) Flash Sync 1/160s
Video Capture 1280x720 @ 30 FPS 16:9 *Optional external microphone input. Sound Input None
Video Format M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital High Capacity GPS N / A
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 290 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2010-02-03, DiscontinuedYES Construction
Size 115 x 72 x 42mm (W x H x D) Weight 344g

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Olympus E-PL1 Facts

Mirrorless digital camera
12 Megapixels Mirrorless (SLD)ISO 100-6400
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/2000-60s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.20" Optional EVF 1.4 MegapixelsCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Built-in Dust ReductionSpot-Metering
3 FPS Drive, 18 ImagesHot-Shoe
1280x720 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion
2.7" LCD 230K PixelsSecure Digital High Capacity
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