Olympus E-PL1 Mirrorless Camera

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Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Olympus E-PL1 Mirrorless Camera

Olympus Corporation 262851
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Olympus PEN E-PL2 Mirrorless Camera

Olympus Corporation 262911
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Price Best Price: $440.00
Pros
  • Reasonable price
  • Fun-to-use Art filters, such as Diorama mode
  • Small size
  • iAuto Mode
  • Built-in flash
  • Ergonomically comfortable body with textured hand grip, recessed on/off button, mode dial, and control wheel
  • Improved 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko MSC zoom kit lens
  • In-body image stabilization
  • Manual exposure and art filters in movie controls
  • Accessory Port 2 for expanded functionality
  • Built-in wireless flash control
Cons
  • Confusing menus beyond its basic settings
  • Poorly-designed interface
  • Sub-par LCD screen
  • No built-in external mic jackā€”must buy accessory port adapter
  • Complex menu system
  • Limited to AVI movie format (Motion JPEG OpenDML)
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 262856 262921 262851 262911

Battery Information

Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No No No No
Battery Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life 290 Shot 280 Shot 290 Shot 280 Shot
Number of Batteries Supported 1 1 1 1

Interfaces/Ports

HDMI Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB   Yes   Yes

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 2.70  " 3.00  " 2.70  " 3.00  "
Effective Camera Resolution 12.3  Megapixels 12.3  Megapixels 12.3  Megapixels 12.3  Megapixels
Image Sensor Size   4/3" (0.68" x 0.51")   4/3" (0.68" x 0.51")
Image Sensor Type   Live MOS   Live MOS

Exposure

Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second 1/4000 Second 1/2000 Second 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second 60 Second 60 Second 60 Second

Flash

Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync

General Information

Manufacturer Olympus Corporation Olympus Corporation Olympus Corporation Olympus Corporation
UPC Code 050332173231 050332176966 050332173217 0050332176911
Manufacturer Part Number 262856 262921 262851 262911
Brand Name Olympus Olympus Olympus Olympus
Product Name E-PL1 Mirrorless Camera PEN E-PL2 Mirrorless Camera E-PL1 Mirrorless Camera PEN E-PL2 Mirrorless Camera
Marketing Information

The new Olympus PEN E-PL1 is truly greater than the sum of its parts. This surprisingly small camera body is packed with technology normally found in bigger, bulkier cameras and High Definition (HD) camcorders.

The PEN E-PL2 continues the PEN family's legacy of a small, light and simple design, intuitive interface and DSLR image quality and expands your creative potential with new lens technology, Live Guide, new in-camera creative features, new auxiliary lenses, a new Close-Up Spotlight accessory (MAL-1) for macro photography and the new Olympus PENPAL Bluetooth accessory. And the newly designed E-PL2's ergonomic body makes capturing amazing still images and HD video more fun than ever before.

The new Olympus PEN E-PL1 is truly greater than the sum of its parts. This surprisingly small camera body is packed with technology normally found in bigger, bulkier cameras and High Definition (HD) camcorders.

The PEN E-PL2 continues the PEN family's legacy of a small, light and simple design, intuitive interface and DSLR image quality and expands your creative potential with new lens technology, Live Guide, new in-camera creative features, new auxiliary lenses, a new Close-Up Spotlight accessory (MAL-1) for macro photography and the new Olympus PENPAL Bluetooth accessory. And the newly designed E-PL2's ergonomic body makes capturing amazing still images and HD video more fun than ever before.

Product Model E-PL1 E-PL2 E-PL1 E-PL2
Product Type Mirrorless Camera Mirrorless Camera Mirrorless Camera Mirrorless Camera

Image

Maximum Image Resolution 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024

Lens

Optical Zoom 3.0  x 3.0  x 3.0  x 3.0  x
Aperture Range f/3.5 to 5.6 f/3.5 to 5.6 f/3.5 to 5.6 f/3.5 to 5.6
Image Stabilization Optical Optical Optical Optical
Autofocus Points 11 11 11 11
Focus Modes Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84 9.84 9.84 9.84

Memory

Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • E-PL1 Micro Four Third Digital Camera
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • Li-Ion Battery BLS-1
  • Li-Ion Battery Charger BCS-1
  • USB/Video Multi Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Ib CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • PEN E-PL2 Mirrorless Camera
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • Li-ion Battery BLS-5
  • Li-ion Battery Charger BCS-5
  • USB/Video Multi Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • E-PL1 Micro Four Third Digital Camera
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • Li-Ion Battery BLS-1
  • Li-Ion Battery Charger BCS-1
  • USB/Video Multi Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Ib CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • PEN E-PL2 Mirrorless Camera
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • Li-ion Battery BLS-5
  • Li-ion Battery Charger BCS-5
  • USB/Video Multi Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
Features Face Detection Face Detection, Aperture Priority, Live View, External Flash Shoe Face Detection Face Detection, Aperture Priority, Live View, External Flash Shoe

Physical Characteristics

Height 2.8" 2.9" 2.8" 2.9"
Width 4.5" 4.5" 4.5" 4.5"
Depth 1.6" 1.7" 1.6" 1.7"
Weight (Approximate) 10.44  oz 11.18  oz 10.44  oz 11.18  oz
Camera Assembly   Body with Lens Kit   Body with Lens Kit

Video

Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI) Motion JPEG (AVI) Motion JPEG (AVI) Motion JPEG (AVI)
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps 30 fps

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type No No No No

Warranty

Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year