|Release Date in Philippines|
|Compatible memory cards||sd,sdhc|
|Display diagonal||7.62 cm (3")|
|Vari-angle LCD display||No|
|Display resolution (numeric)||230000 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|Weight & dimensions|
|Camera type||SLR Camera Body|
|Maximum image resolution||4032 x 3024 pixels|
|Supported aspect ratios||4:3|
|Maximum video resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Video formats supported||AVI|
|Auto focusing (AF) modes||Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus|
|White balance||Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent|
|Scene modes||Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Documents, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Landscape|
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Colour of product||Silver|
Reviewed on 2010-01-27
Olympus E-P1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Great build Retro design, Lovely retro design Cool arty modes, Good colour rendition Good noise performance, Excellent continuous shooting mode Nice auto white-balance system, Nice Art modes Sharp images
Olympus E-P1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Optional optical viewfinder No High ISO NR, Some Art modes can be slow Electronic viewfinder is optional
Two retro Micro FourThirds cameras go head-to-head in this ePHOTOzine test.Boasting a 12Mp LiveMOS sensor, a sensitivity range from ISO100-6400 and Art/Scene filters, the Olympus E-P1 at £548.99 with the 14-42mm lens was the first retro styled camera t...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-12-17
Amateur Digital SLRs Olympus’ E-P1; The Return Of The Olympus Pen By Joe Farace • January, 2010 “The object of photography is to express what is in your heart and mind.”—Yoshihisa Maitani, designer of the Olympus Pen camera The original Olympus Pe...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-12-09
The Olympus E-P1 is an interchangeable lens digital camera. It uses a Four-Thirds sensor along with the Micro Four-Thirds lens mount. This is now the second such camera with a compact design similar to the reviewed Panasonic Lumix GF1. The Olympus...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-12-07
Very good image quality; nice design and small size; compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses.
Slow auto focus; no built-in flash; ISO ratings are a little fast.
While many digital camera manufacturers are adding features to their SLRs and point-and-shoot cameras, Olympus (and Panasonic, with its Lumix DMC-GF1 () created the E-P1, a camera that delivers SLR-like quality in a size that’s closer to a point-and-sh...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-11-16
The Olympus PEN E-P1 Micro Four-Thirds camera is a beautiful piece of hardware and something photo geeks can’t help but want. After all, it has lots of history behind it, it’s one of the best looking digital cameras on on the market, and it packs much ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-11-01
Compact body with DSLR-sized sensor, Built-in stabilisation works with any lens, HD movie mode and HDMI port, Broad customisation and Level Gauge.
Leisurely autofocus system, No built-in flash or viewfinder, Average resolution screen, Collapsing kit zoom mechanism can annoy.
The Olympus E-P1 is a compact camera with a 12.3 Megapixel DSLR-sized sensor and removeable lenses. Announced in June 2009, it’s the first Olympus camera to employ the Micro Four Thirds standard the company jointly developed with Panasonic. Unlike th...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-10-04
The E-P1 probably the embodies the nicest concept we have seen recently. Unfortunately there are also plenty of technical drawbacks...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-10-01
We knew it was coming but it still surprised many when Olympus threw away the last vestiges of a single lens reflex camera in a digital snapper that otherwise could have been called a DSLR.Into the new PEN went the 4/3rds inch Micro Four Thirds Live M...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-09-30
With only three cameras available so far in the Micro Four Thirds format, it’s hard to compare the Olympus E-P1 with direct competitors—there really aren’t any. But next to Panasonic’s GH1, despite a virtual tie in our lab tests, we preferred the E-P1...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-09-28
Small, inspiring design, Mirrorless design allows smaller optics, smaller body, Very compact lens designs, Good heft, but reasonably light at only one pound, Good LCD performance in bright sunlight, Control wheels work well, Leveling feature, Histogram......
Short battery life, No built-in flash, Low-res LCD screen, D-ring straps require metal-to-metal coupling rather than quieter metal-to-cloth, introducing rattle into audio tracks of movies, Leveling screen doesnt offer basic aperture and shutter speed ......
Not only did it introduce a new and much needed form factor to the digital camera market, the Olympus E-P1 is a great camera in its own right. (In fact, its detail rendering at moderate to high ISOs really marks a new level of performance for Four Thir...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-08-27
The Olympus E-P1 is the first Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus. The new E-P1 features a 12.3 megapixel sensor and offers users the ability to switch lenses. It has no mirror box between the lens and the image sensor, so it is effectively a full ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-08-20
The Olympus E-P1 isnt your typical point-and-shoot camera. In fact, many of its features seem destined for more expensive cameras. But, is this the camera for you? Learn more below! BodyRating The Olympus E-P1 (starting at $750 online) is a continuat...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-08-20
Image quality, handling, Super Control Panel, Comprehensive, creative feature set, Good dust reduction system, Retro styling, Build, Lenses.
No (built-in) viewfinder, No built-in flash, Price, screen hard to see in brighter conditions.
Olympus' latest digital camera harks back, in terms of the name at least, to the famed Pen range of half frame (a half frame of 35mm film that is) Olympus cameras first introduced in 1959 and that heralded the sale of 17-million...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-08-19
This is the Olympus E-P1 , the digital camera that set a million tongues wagging when it was announced. The first Olympus camera to be based on the Micro Four-Thirds standard co-developed with Panasonic, the E-P1 is supposed to be able to capture cl...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-08-14
Excellent image quality in a tiny package, Cool art filters, Tough, retro metal design,
Horribly slow AF performance, Art filters make this slow camera even slower, Detail smoothing at high ISOs,
If you've ever wondered what would happen if you took the high quality image sensor and interchangeable lenses from a DSLR and packed them into a pocket-sized camera, you can stop wondering. The new does just that, promising DSLR image quality in a ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-07-23
Sharp images from ISO 100 through ISO 800. Low noise from ISO 100-1600. Beautiful aesthetics and design. HD video capture (720p30). HDMI port. 3 inch LCD.
Noticeable shutter lag. Slow autofocus. Lens is noisy when focusing, which is recorded when capturing video. Few Micro Four Thirds Lenses available. No optical viewfinder. No built-in flash.
With DSLR-like functionality in a package no larger than a rangefinder camera, the Olympus E-P1 ($799.99 list, with 14-42mm kit lens) is truly a game changer. The Micro Four Thirds camera offers spectacular image quality in a compact body, but its a...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-07-17
Compact, stainless steel design, Pleasing, accurate colors, Detailed 720p video with good sound, Full manual control and RAW support, Unique filters for photos and movies
Photos slightly underexposed in Auto mode, Slow autofocusing in movie mode, No viewfinder, Lacks on-board flash
It’s a point-and-shoot! It’s a DSLR! No, actually, it’s a Micro Four Thirds camera. What’s that, you say? It’s a class of camera that attempts to match digital SLRs’ speed and image quality, but uses the same technology as a point-and-shoot, which, in...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-07-13
The Olympus E-P1 is a new kind of digital camera that promises to offer DSLR image quality in an ultra-compact format. The first Micro Four Thirds model from Olympus, the EP1 has a retro design based on the Olympus Pen series of compact film cameras f...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-07-01
Easy to use, Excellent image quality, 720p video looks superb
Autofocus noise bad for video, Reds can be oversaturated, No mic input
It goes without saying that we've been pretty excited about the Olympus E-P1 (or "digital Pen") since we first laid eyes on the prototype the company was showing off. The Micro Four Thirds camera just seems to breed gadget lust amongst the staff, combinin...Read more >
Reviewed on 2009-07-01
It has been two weeks since I first got my hands on the gorgeous Olympus E-P1, and I think the time has come to give my honest opinion of how this retro Micro Four Thirds camera performs in some day to day photo work.As I mentioned in the previous revi...Read more >