Olympus E-PL1 Specifications

 

Olympus E-PL1 PEN Specifications:
 
  • Live view, 4/3 sensor (larger than compact camera, smaller than dSLR), no optical viewfinder, no mirror, pop-up flash, inter-changable lenses
  • Sensor: 17.3mm x 13.0mm, High-speed MOS sensor
  • Crop Factor: 2.0
  • Focus range of kit lens: 25cm to infinity
  • Aperture range with kit lens: F3.5-F22 at 14mm, F5.6-F22 at 42mm
  • Resolution: 13.1 megapixel total, 12.3 megapixel effective pixels, 12 bit RAW+JPEG 4032x3042 pixels
  • Full manual controls
  • 8 white balance settings with custom white balance
  • 3-color histogram
  • Built-in sensor-shift image stabilization (4 stops claimed, 3 stops effective)
  • All aluminum body, good ergonomics
  • Kit lens: 14-42mm (28mm-84mm equivalent) F3.5-F5.6
  • Shutter: 60 seconds to 1/2000th
  • Flash sync speed: 1/160th
  • Self-timer: 2 seconds or 12 seconds
  • Creative modes: 19 scene modes, 8 art filters
  • ISO: 100 to 3200
  • LCD: 2.7 inches diagonal, 230,000 pixels
  • Video: 720p HD (1280x720), SD (640x480), 30fps, 7 minute limit for HD, 2GB max file size, AVI motion jpeg
  • Autofocus points: 11
  • Max speed: 3 shots per second
  • Max recordable raw photos: 10
  • Memory: SD card
  • Battery: lithion ion, 290 photos without flash
  • Built in flash, HDMI output, mono microphone
  • Dimensions: 115x72x42mm
  • Weight: 353grams with battery & mem card (296 grams - body only)
  • MSRP:   $600 in the USA
  • Optional electronic viewfinder ($250!), stereo microphone, underwater housing ($600), external flash 
  • Optional four-thirds adapter, $199

Four thirds lenses available 

Here's a sample of four-thirds lenses available, and recent prices in the USA as of June 2010:

  • Panasonic 8mm fisheye $800
  • Panasonic 7-14mm - $1,000 
  • Olympus 9-18mm $700
  • Panasonic 14-140mm - $780
  • Olympus 14-150mm $600
  • Panasonic 45-200mm F4-5.6 $289
  • Panasonic 20mm F1.7 "pancake" lens $357
 
 
 

 

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