Olympus E-P1

The E-P1 was Olympus's first mirrorless camera, and one of the first cameras to kick off the mirrorless craze.

  • Sensor: 12mp Panasonic CMOS sensor, 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop), sensor stabilization
  • Mount:Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images:4032 x 3024 JPEG or 12-bit ORF maximum, 3 fps max
  • Video: 720P/30, 480P/30 Motion-JPEG file, stereo PCM audio
  • Shutter:electronic 60 sec to 1/4,000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure:matrix, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 5 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 100-6400, AUTO ISO
  • Focus:11 point contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display:3" 230k dot fixed LCD, no viewfinder
  • Flash:GN hot shoe, 1/180 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote:optional RM-UC1
  • Other Notable Features:
  • Cards:SD, SDHC
  • Battery:BLS-1
  • Size:4.8 x 2.8 x 1.4" (121 x 70 x 36) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 12.5 ounces (355g)
  • Colors:White, Silver
  • Price:US$800 with kit lens at launch
  • Current Firmware: version 1.4
  • Announced:Jun 2009, shipped Jul 2009
  • (discontinued)

Note: a competent camera that was pretty sophisticated for a first offering.

Thom's Review of the E-P1

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