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Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens (Black)

by Olympus
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Product Features

  • 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens digital camera; Micro Four Thirds format
  • Includes 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 digital zoom lens; features built-in flash
  • 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD with Live View function; Continuous Autofocus (C-AF) tracking system
  • Capture HD video with high-quality audio; new "Direct Button" for easy recording
  • New Live Guide interface simplifies great photography; capture images to SD/SDHC cards (not included)

Product Details

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Olympus-E-PL1 Body, M.Zuiko 14-42mmL, Body and Lens Caps, User Manual,USB Cable, BLS-1Battery Charger and AC cable, Olympus Software,Strap, Warranty Card

Product Description

OLYMPUS 262856 12.3 Megapixel E-PL1 Pen Camera (Black with M. Zuiko 14-42mm lens).What's in the box: Olympus PEN E-PL1 Digital Camera, PS-BLS1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery, PS-BCS-1 Battery Charger, Replacement Lens Cap for M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Micro 4/3 Lens, 260056 LR-2 Rear Lens Cap For E-P1 Lenses, USB/Video Multi Cable, Shoulder Strap, ib Software CD-ROM, Instruction Manuals and 1-Year Limited Warranty.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great micro 4/3 camera! July 8 2010
By TheRoux
Before the Olympus E-Pl1, I owned a Pentax K110d and a Samsung NV15. The K110d is a really great entry-level DSLR, but a little to big and heavy for my taste to carry around. So, I bought the NV15 for everyday uses, it is very small, but I never was satisfied with the image quality.
Recently, I discovered this new market, the micro 4/3 camera and it was the kind of camera I was waiting for: small, light, good image quality, full manual control and relatively cheap.
Just to point out what kind of photographer I am: I have learned to take picture with a Nikon FM1 and a FM2 (I still have this little wonder) and I really like to take still picture, scenery and event of life. I have done film development in B&W, so now with digital, I like to have RAW editing.
Now about the E-PL1!
-Very small for a DSLR-like camera
-Very light
-Very good image quality (colors are wonderful)
-Low noise at high iso
-Price (cheapest m4/3 camera out there, in Canada I means)
-IS in the camera (not the lens)
-No viewfinder by default
-Plastic lens mount
-1/2000s limit
-limited lens choice

Now, I own this little camera for 1 week and I felt in love with. Before I bought this one, I read many, many review on the internet and after 1 week, I can confirm they are right, in general. The only con that still bugs me is the plastic lens mount. Anyway, it seems ok now but I hope it will not use too fast. For the rest, you can always buy a viewfinder and a lens adaptor, but for me, it was no need. So I am very well served with this great camera. I can carry it everywhere, it's retro look catch the eye and I am very satisfied with it. Will it please everyone?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars E-PL1 value Jan. 26 2011
At $399 this is an excellent value product. The issues stated of slow AF really don't make a huge difference to real world situations. I don't see faster AF really making a world of difference to my picture taking abilities. I have the body paired with Contax G 90 and 45mm lenses. Great combo. Easy to like and use. Also the unit works fine with my Oly 4/3 lenses. Overall a terrific product with some minor interface issues and ergonomic improvements desirable eg. moving the key pad so fat part of hand does not press right arrow key and move AF target ( my fat hands probably )

I really cannot understand Oly's approach to the market though. The IQ performance difference between this and the E-5 is not that great. 1200$ seems a lot of extra money to pay for what you get with an E-5. It will be interesting to see if the new micro 4/3 system blows the doors off the market. I think they could BUT I suspect that a game change will take a little more time to achieve. Good luck with that Olympus.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Picture Quality Nov. 20 2011
By JC84
Great looking, retro style camera, eye catcher when strapped around neck! Picture quality rivals most DSLR in daylight settings. Cool functions which are easy to use and access. Excellent video capabilities.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice and easy Sept. 6 2011
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i like it.

fun and easy to use.

the tips are great for people just trying something different then the normal point and shoot!
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1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Return Jan. 13 2011
I got this as a Christmas gift. Really was pumped but had problems from the word go.
The HD video worked great but when I tried still photos, the unit would turn off instead of showing the picture on the lcd. Too bad, couldn't find the cause whether it was the memory or the way the lens was inserted. Ended up returning the camera.
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