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Olympus PEN E-P1

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    8.6 8.6 from 274 reviewers
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    7.8 7.8 from 52 reviewers
  • Design (7)
    7.5 7.5 from 7 reviewers
  • Value for money (15)
    6.3 6.3 from 15 reviewers
  • Features (7)
    6.3 6.3 from 7 reviewers
  • Ease of use (10)
    6.4 6.4 from 10 reviewers
  • Performance (19)
    6.2 6.2 from 19 reviewers
  • Picture quality (29)
    6.9 6.9 from 29 reviewers
  • Durability (3)
    7.0 7.0 from 3 reviewers
  • Overall quality (4)
    7.1 7.1 from 4 reviewers
  • Battery performance (2)
    6.9 6.9 from 2 reviewers
  • Display (15)
    5.3 5.3 from 15 reviewers
  • Photo quality (4)
    7.1 7.1 from 4 reviewers
  • Functionality (4)
    6.4 6.4 from 4 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (17)
    6.6 6.6 from 17 reviewers
  • Size (2)
    7.1 7.1 from 2 reviewers
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Olympus E-P1

The Olympus E-P1 is a 12.3-mexapixel interchangeable lens system camera with a 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD (230K dot resolution) that allows users to capture still photo, video and audio and features high-speed imager AF (Live View) technologies, a reduced diameter lens mount for interchangeable lenses, two kit lenses (14-42mm M.Zuiko and 17mm F2.8 Pancake), HD movies recording (720p) with stereo sound, linear PCM sound recording, 3.0 fps sequential shooting, optional adapters for all ZUIK…

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Olympus E-P1

The Olympus E-P1 is a 12.3-mexapixel interchangeable lens system camera with a 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD (230K dot resolution) that allows users to capture still photo, video and audio and features high-speed imager AF (Live View) technologies, a reduced diameter lens mount for interchangeable lenses, two kit lenses (14-42mm M.Zuiko and 17mm F2.8 Pancake), HD movies recording (720p) with stereo sound, linear PCM sound recording, 3.0 fps sequential shooting, optional adapters for all ZUIKO DIGITAL and OM lenses, dual control dials and in-camera raw conversion (including application of Art Filters). The 12.3 megapixels lens is a Live MOS image sensor with TruePic V Image Processor, and has autofocus support, Image Stabilization, Mechanical Image Stabilization, Electronic Image Stabilization for Movie mode, Dust Reduction System with ultrasonic technology called Supersonic Wave Filter, which vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the image sensor; Multiple Exposure function; 19 automatic scene modes, Intelligent Auto Mode (iAuto), ePortrait Mode, and Face Detection. The camera also features Shadow Adjustment Technology, six built-in Art Filters, built-in microphones, and Live Control.

Features

The E-P1 features a 12.3-megapixels Live MOS image sensor that is supported by TruePic V Image Processor, a Live View Autofocus system where subjects are displayed in focus on the 3.0-inch LCD display, and Image Stabilization. The E-P1 features Image Stabilization system with 3 modes that compensates for up to four shutter speed steps in still image shooting, Mechanical Image Stabilization that compensates for camera shake in low-light situations or when using a telephoto lens and Electronic Image Stabilization that tracts the images both vertically and horizontally and stabilizes shots in Movie Mode. The camera also features Dust Reduction System which vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the image sensor. Other features on the E-P1 are Multiple Exposure function for combining two shots in one, 19 automatic scene modes (such as Night-Scenes, Portraits and Landscapes etc), Auto Mode (iAuto) that identifies shooting mode like macro/sport photography and adjusts the settings accordingly, ePortrait Mode that softens shadows and smooth out facial features, Face Detection™, Shadow Adjustment Technology that corrects for light variations and six built-in Art Filters that can be applied on both still and video imaging process. The E-P1 also features Live Control which is a control panel system that allows users to see the image and the controls on the LCD display and built-in microphones making the camera capable of recording/playback of WAV files.

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