General

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Brand
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Olympus
Lowest price
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$434.95
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Announced
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January 2011
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Sensor

"Its image capture would be limited only by your own expertise."
digital-photography-school.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
Type
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NMOS
Crop factor
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2.1x
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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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18.4 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
Resolution
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460k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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No
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Live view
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Yes

Lenses

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Lens availability
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108 lenses
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Lens mount
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Micro Four Thirds

Form factor

"On a number of occasions I brushed my thumb against the video record button while shooting a still."
digital-photography-school.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
"The plastic body will be a turn off for some people."
digital-photography-school.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
Size
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115×73×42 mm
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Depth
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1.7"
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Weight
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362 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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No
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Built-in focus motor
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No

Viewfinder

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Type
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None
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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
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External mic jack
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No
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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Yes
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All formats
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  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 30fps

Features

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Panorama
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Yes
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

Performance

Startup delay
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1300 ms
Shutter lag
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434 ms
Battery life
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280 shots
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Continuous shooting
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3 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
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Focus points
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11
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Cross type focus points
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0

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s
Min
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60s
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Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
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Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

compared to recent mirrorless cameras
"Only when reaching ISO 1600 did I notice noise rising to a noticeable level. ISO 3200 is still useable. ISO 6400? Forget it!"
digital-photography-school.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
Image quality
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55.0
Color depth
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21.4 bits
Dynamic range
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10.2 EV
Low light performance
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573 ISO