Summary Olympus PEN E-P1

Prices Price
Body only $256 With 14-42mm lens $279
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Within its price range #n/a of 3 Among similar cameras #n/a of 47
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm Screen resolution Help 230k dots
Megapixels Help 12.2 MP Movie format Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 3,200 ISO
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Pros

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The Olympus PEN E-P1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Lens availability More lenses available Help
40 lenses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$256.40
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds

Cons

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The Olympus PEN E-P1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
536 ISO
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
55.0
Color depth Less color depth Help
21.4 bits
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
2500 ms startup delay
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
June, 2009
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.4 EV
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
1187 ms shutter lag
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
300 shots
3D Doesn't take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Antoine20008 (1:38 PM, February 03, 2011)
i bought that camera because of leica "m series" adaptor possibilities. I would like to share opinions on those possibilities,
I am not shure to have an optimized way of shooting with a 35 mm summicron leica adapted on it..thanks for discussing..