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Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera - 14 mm - 42 mm - Blue - 2.7" LCD - 3x Optical Zoom - 262861

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Manufacturer Olympus
Mfg Part# 262861
SKU 214398361
UPC 050332173255
UPC 14 00050332173255
Product Guide Click Here for the Olympus Store
Includes 14-42mm Micro Four Thirds Lens
Live View on 2.7" LCD Display
Live Guide Image Manipulation
12 Megapixels
19 Automatic Scene-Select Modes
HD Movies (720p)
6 In-Camera Art Filters
3 In-Body Image Stabilization Modes
Tech Specs
Resolution 12.3MP
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Sensor High speed Live MOS Sensor
File Formats JPEG
RAW (12-bit lossless compression)
File Size RAW:
4032 x 3042 pixels (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB
4032 x 3042 pixels (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB
4032 x 3042 pixels (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
2560 x 1920 pixels (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
1024 x 768 pixels (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
4032 x 3024 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 8.2MB
4032 x 3024 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB
4032 x 3024 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
4032 x 3024 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.8MB
3200 x 2400 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 5.4MB
3200 x 2400 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 3.4MB
3200 x 2400 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB
3200 x 2400 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.2MB
2560 x 1920 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 3.2MB
2560 x 1920 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 2.2MB
2560 x 1920 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
2560 x 1920 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.8MB
1600 x 1200 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 1.3MB
1600 x 1200 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.9MB
1600 x 1200 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB
1600 x 1200 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
1280 x 960 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.9MB
1280 x 960 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.6MB
1280 x 960 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
1280 x 960 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
1024 x 768 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.6MB
1024 x 768 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
1024 x 768 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
1024 x 768 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
640 x 480 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
640 x 480 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
640 x 480 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.1MB
640 x 480 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.1MB
Recording Format Still: DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, Print Image Matching III
Movie: AVI Motion JPEG(30fps)
Image Size RAW: 4032 x 3024 pixels
JPEG: 4032 x 3024 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels
Aspect Ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Image Stabilization Built into camera body
IS1: 2 dimensional activation
IS2: 1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving
IS3: 1 dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving
Focusing AF system:
Imager Contrast Detection AF system
(When non high-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist)
Focus Modes Single AF (S-AF)
Continuous AF (C-AF)
Manual Focus (MF)
AF Tracking (C-AF + TR)
Number of Focusing Points 11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system
Focus point selection:
Auto from all 11 areas
Single area from 11 areas
Auto from almost all areas when face detection is on
Free selection (from 225 points) when Magnified View mode is selected
Focus tracking available
Manual focus assist available
Lens 14-42mm L f/3.5 - 5.6 (35mm equivalent focal length: 28-84mm)
Groups/Elements 8/9
Angle of View 75° - 29°
Closest Focusing Distance 0.8' (0.25m)
Magnification Max.: 0.24x (35mm equivalent 0.48x)
Number of Blades 7 (circular aperture diaphragm)
Aperture Range f/3.5 - f/22
Filter Size 40.5mm
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto: ISO 200 - 3200 (customizable, default: 200-1600)
Shutter Type Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 60 - 1/2000 sec
Bulb: up to 30 min (default: 8 min)
1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV steps (selectable)
Metering TTL image sensor metering system
Metering Range EV 0 - 18 (digital ESP, center weighted average, spot metering)
Exposure Modes iAuto
P: Program AE
A: Aperture priority AE
Exposure Mode Control Scene select AE:
Night Scene
Night + Portrait
Landscape + Portrait
Multiple Display Configuration 2 frames
Functions: auto gain, Live View, exposing on recorded picture
White Balance Auto WB System:
High speed Live MOS sensor<
Lamp (3000°K)
Fluorescent 1 (4000°K)
Fluorescent 2 (4500°K)
Fluorescent 3 (6600°K)
Daylight (5300°K)
Flash (5500°K)
Cloudy (6000°K)
Shade (7500°K)
WB Compensation:
±7 steps in each A-B/G axis (in Auto WB, Preset WB mode, 1-touch WB)
WB Bracketing:
3 frames in 2, 4, 6, steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis
Mirror Lock-Up N/A
Burst Capability Approx. 3 frames/sec
Self Timer 12/2 sec (cancel available)
Remote Control N/A
Picture Modes i-Enhance
Adjustment Parameters:
Sharpness and saturation level available in 5 steps for i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted
Filter Effect:
Yellow, orange, red or green filter available for monotone in 4 gradation levels (Auto, High Key, Normal, Low Key)
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Modes External:
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction slow sync
Slow sync at 1st curtain
Slow sync at 2nd curtain
External Flash Connection YES
Compatible Olympus E-system flash units: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14
Max Sync Speed 1/30 - 1/60 sec
Super FP: 1/125 -1/2000 sec
Alarm Volume Wireless flash control available (4 channels, 3 groups)
Memory Cards SD
SDHC 1 Please Note:
Class 6 memory cards are recommended for movie shooting
Still Images per GB Approx. 290 shots (IS ON, CIPA test standard) with BLS-1 Lithium-ion battery and Toshiba class 6 SDHC 4GB card 2 Please Note:
With 50% flash lighting
A/V Recording
Recording Format AVI Motion JPEG (30fps)
Video Resolution HD: 1280 x 720, aspect: 16:9
SD: 640 x 480, aspect: 4:3 (VGA)
Video Clip Length HD: 7 min
SD: 14 min
Maximum file size: 2GB (limited by AVI format)
Audio Recording Wave format base
Stereo PCM (64-bit, 44.1kHz)
Display 2.4" LCD with Live View MOS image sensor
Field of View 100%
Display Modes Normal
Grid line
Histogram (3 types)
Magnified view
Comparable view
Off (for optical view finder use)
Face detection: 8 frames max.
Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian
Interfaces Computer interface:
USB 2.0
TV interface:
HDMI (HD, mono or stereo sound)
Mini HDMI type-C (1080i/720p/576p/480p)
Flash attachment:
Hot shoe
External flash PC jack
Accessory Port (external microphones, electronic viewfinder
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C) (operation)
-4 - 140°F (-20 - 60°C) (storage)
Weatherproofing No
Battery Type BLS-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
Power Adapter BCS-1 battery charger
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.51 x 2.84 x 1.63" (114.6 x 72.2 x 41.5mm) (excluding protrusions)
Weight 10.4 oz (296 g) (body only)
12.13 oz (344 g) (including battery and memory card)
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 12.3
Color Blue
Color Class Blue
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
LCD Size (in) 2.7
LCD Size Range 2.5 - 2.9"
Max Shutter Speed o 1/2000
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Memory Card Type SDHC
Min Shutter Speed 60
Minimum Aperture f/3.5
Optical Zoom (x) 3
Product Line PEN
Resolution 4032 x 3024
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