Olympus Pen E-P1
|image by Uwe Kulick (Image rights)|
The camera uses a 12.3 megapixel 4/3" (18.00 × 13.50 mm) Live MOS Sensor. This produces images in 4032 x 3024 resolution in RAW, RAW + JPEG and JPEG formats. Video can also be captured in 1280 x 720 resoution and stored in a MJPEG formatted AVI container. There is no built-in optical viewfinder. Composing and previewing can be done with the 230,000 pixels 3 inch LCD screen. An optional VF-1 viewfinder that attaches to the hot shoe was also offered. It had bright lines suitable for 17mm lens. There is no built-in flash, but the FL-14 external shoe mounted flash was the recommended accessory. Media can be captured onto SD /SDHC flash memory cards. It is powered by a BLS-1 1150 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.
|with system flashgun FL14|
images by CWhatPhotos (Image rights)
|Olympus first µ4/3 CSC could take system lenses made by Panasonic,|
the company that made the first µ4/3 camera in 2008, the G1.
image by Dirk Bruyns (Image rights)
|Japan Camera Grand Prix|
|Camera of the year
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