Olympus has today announced the third model

in the new generation of PEN cameras – the E-PL1.

 

The model is the third in Olympus’s new

range Micro Four Thirds system cameras, offering the benefits of

interchangeable lenses without the bulk associated with a DSLR.

 Olympus E-PL1

The E-PL1 features the same 12.3MP Live MOS

sensor as the Olympus E-30 and E-620 DSLRs, meaning no compromises are made on

image quality. The E-PL1 also offers full HD video capture, now with the added

benefit of a direct record button housed on the rear of the camera for quick

access to video shooting.

Olympus E-PL1

One of the stand-out new features is the

addition of a much-requested onboard flash. Now not only can you attach an

external flashgun, but the E-PL1 now also features a pop-up flash as standard.

Olympus E-PL1

Amongst other new additions is the

inclusion of the new ‘Live Guide’ interface. Selecting ‘Live Guide’ when in the

i-Auto mode allows the new user to scroll through a range of photographic

effects, such as white balance and aperture with the touch of a button without

the need of a complex understanding of photographic terms.

Olympus E-PL1

This model sits as an entry level model,

below the E-P1, as an affordable route into the Micro FourThirds system, with

prices starting at £549 in a choice of four colours: Black, White, Champagne,

and Red.

 

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Olympus E-PL1: first look
  3. 3. Olympus E-PL1: press release
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  • C.H.Taylor

    I thought that this was the dream machine that I had been looking for — until I realised that DSLR quality and compact portability come without a viewfinder — useless! Will stick to my Nikon D80/Canon G10 combination!

  • D Adeolu

    Wow.
    Probably the one I have been waiting for!