Olympus Pen E-P1 12.3MP DSLR

Category: Digital Cameras - Date: May 20, 2011

Back in 1959 the Olympus Pen was first released and sold a whopping 17 million units. Now some 50 years later Olympus is releasing a modern version of this legendary camera.

I wanted to review the Pen E-P1 because it was the perfect blend between an SLR and a point and shoot camera. If you’re used to the size and simplicity of a point and shoot camera you can still use the Olympus Pen E-P1. It comes with an auto mode that automatically evaluates the scene so you can get the best shot possible.

It is visually stunning. I’m really digging the old school look, reminiscent of the original model. The Olympus Pen has an attractive metallic finish and its compact metal construction expresses a sense of compressed power. The camera is also lightweight which makes this a highly portable SLR.

Here are some of the specs on the Olympus Pen E-P1 model.

  • 12.3 megapixel interchangeable lens digital camera. Micro Four Thirds format.
  • Comes with 17mm f/2.8 lens.
  • Includes Olympus optical viewfinder that can be attached externally.
  • Record HD video at 720p with high-quality audio

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