Olympus PEN E-P1 + M.ZUIKO ED

MPN: PEN E-P1  |  EAN: 0050332169869  |  Model: PEN E-P1

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Olympus PEN E-P1 + M.ZUIKO ED - PEN E-P1 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Compact Cameras
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Event Videos
Home Videos
Very Good
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Very Good
Events Photography
Very Good
Landscape Photography
Very Good
Underwater Photography
Very Good
Just Right
Regular Looks
Very Good
Bluetooth Connectivity
Very Good

Kind of Camera

Compact cameras keeps things simple and is a good companion while capturing memories.

Photography Skillset

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.

Video skill level

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..


Video Scenarios

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. 

Photo Scenarios

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.

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Product Description

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.

Technical Specifications

Olympus PEN E-P1 + M.ZUIKO ED - PEN E-P1 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Compact camera
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Silver
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.5 - 5.9
Image Formats Supported JPEG, RAW
Languages Support RUS
Panorama Mode Yes
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)
Sports Mode Yes
White Balance auto, flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Modes auto, fill-in, manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 11
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes centre weighted auto focus, continuous auto focus
Focus Adjustment Manual
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto
Light Exposure Modes aperture priority AE, auto, manual, shutter priority AE
Camera Shutter Speed 2 - 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
HD Type HD
HD-Ready Yes
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30 fps
Supported Aspect Ratios 4:3
Video Formats Supported AVI
Video Recording Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Voice Recording Yes
Lens System
Focal Length Range (f-f) 14 - 42 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 22
Compatible Memory Cards sd, sdhc
Maximum Memory Card Size 4 GB
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 3
Display Resolution (numeric) 230000 pixels
Field Of View 100 %
Video Capability Yes
Magnification 7x/10x x
Image Sensor Size 4/3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 17.30 x 13.00 mm
Megapixel 13.1 MP
Sensor Type Live MOS
Other Features
Effective Sensor Resolution 12.3 pixels
Frame Yes
HDMI Ports Quantity 1
Image Editing resizing, rotating, trimming
Stabilizer Yes
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
USB Version 2.0
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 300 shots
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type BLS-1
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 35 mm
Height 70 mm
Weight 335 g
Width 120.5 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4032 x 3024 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 1024 x 768, 2560 x 1920
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 30 - 90 %