Compact cameras keeps things simple and is a good companion while capturing memories.
Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Olympus device works!
For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the PEN E-P1 is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 11 "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.
Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Olympus PEN E-P1 will satisfy your needs..
The Olympus PEN E-P1, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.
Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Olympus PEN E-P1 is a great companion to have.
Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 17.30 x 13.00 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos.
As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Olympus PEN E-P1 makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous.
While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.
Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Olympus PEN E-P1 for aquatic photos is a treat.
Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.
To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Olympus is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.
When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the PEN E-P1 is a safe bet.
Delivering incredible image quality without the bulk, the Olympus PEN E-P1 is the ultra-portable camera that's always ready for an extended adventure. Equipped with a robust 12.3MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic V image processor, this compact camera is able to capture stunning images with a maximum resolution of 4032 x 3024, as well as HD 720p videos at 30 frames per second. The native sensitivity range extends up to ISO 6400 so you can take brighter and clearer shots in low-light situations, whereas there are 6 artistic filters that you can instantly apply to your shots. Elsewhere, three modes of image stabilization means you're prepared for any difficult shooting conditions you encounter. These robust capabilities are packed into a compact body frame that's easy to keep by your side at all times. Topped off in a gorgeous silver design, the Olympus PEN E-P1 combines the casual spirit of a pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera with the pro-grade performance of a DSLR.
|Camera Type||Compact camera|
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40 °F|
|Aperture Priority AE||Yes|
|Aperture Range (F-F)||3.5 - 5.9|
|Image Formats Supported||JPEG, RAW|
|Photo Effects||black&white, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid|
|Scene Modes||beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Documents, Fireworks, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Landscape (scenery)|
|White Balance||auto, flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten|
|Flash Modes||auto, fill-in, manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Auto Focus (AF) Lock||Yes|
|Auto Focus (AF) Points||11|
|Auto Focusing (AF) Modes||centre weighted auto focus, continuous auto focus|
|Light Exposure Modes||aperture priority AE, auto, manual, shutter priority AE|
|Camera Shutter Speed||2 - 1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Yes|
|Maximum Video Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Motion JPEG Frame Rate||30 fps|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||4:3|
|Video Formats Supported||AVI|
|Focal Length Range (f-f)||14 - 42 mm|
|Minimum Aperture Number||22|
|Compatible Memory Cards||sd, sdhc|
|Maximum Memory Card Size||4 GB|
|Display Resolution (numeric)||230000 pixels|
|Field Of View||100 %|
|Image Sensor Size||4/3|
|Image Sensor Size (W X H)||17.30 x 13.00 mm|
|Sensor Type||Live MOS|
|Effective Sensor Resolution||12.3 pixels|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||1|
|Image Editing||resizing, rotating, trimming|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Connector Type||Mini|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|USB 2.0 Connectors||1|
|USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity||1|
|Battery Life (CIPA Standard)||300 shots|
|Battery Technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Maximum Image Resolution||4032 x 3024 pixels|
|Still Image Resolution(s)||1024 x 768, 2560 x 1920|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||30 - 90 %|