General

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Brand
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Olympus
Lowest price
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$3,999.09
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Announced
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September 2010
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Sensor

Type
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NMOS
Crop factor
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2x
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Megapixels
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12.2 MP
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Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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None
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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12.2 MP
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Native resolution
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4032 × 3024
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Pixel size
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19.9 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
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Resolution
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920k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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Yes
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Live view
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Yes

Lenses

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Lens availability
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34 lenses
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Lens mount
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Four Thirds

Form factor

Size
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143×117×75 mm
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Depth
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3"
Weight
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892 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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Yes
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Built-in focus motor
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No
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Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentaprism
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Viewfinder size
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0.57x
Coverage
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100%
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Movies

Format
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720p @ 30fps
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Supports 24p
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No
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High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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Yes
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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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No
All formats
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  1. 720p @ 30fps

Features

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Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No
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Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown
Battery life
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870 shots
Continuous shooting
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5 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Phase detection
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Focus points
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11
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Cross type focus points
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11

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s
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Min
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60s
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Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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2
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Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. SD
  3. SDHC
  4. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

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Image quality
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56.0
Color depth
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21.6 bits
Dynamic range
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10.5 EV
Low light performance
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519 ISO