Not a Point & Shoot. Not an SLR ... It's a PEN.
In 1959, Olympus designed a camera with the photographic optics of an SLR and
the size and simplicity of a point-and-shootrevolutionizing the way we take
pictures. After 50 years, the PEN is back. And it's mightier than ever.
Introducing the new Olympus PEN. It's totally digital, and offers unique and
groundbreaking technology to a whole new generation of camera users.
The PEN provides superior optics, interchangeable lenses and multimedia
capabilitiesand combines the creative freedom of a sophisticated digital SLR
with the simple controls and small size of a point-and-shoot.
Ultra Convenience, Mega Functionality
The E-P1 is the world's smallest 12.3-mexapixel interchangeable lens system
camera, yet has the creative flexibility to give you a true professional
experience with ease. A still photo, video and audio recorder in one, the E-P1
creates exceptional photos, inventive slide shows, and remarkable videos both
for personal use or for posting on many of today's social networking websites.
It delivers professional quality images without the bulk of a conventional DSLR,
thanks to its slim body and advanced high-speed imager AF (Live View)
technologies. The lens mount diameter has been reduced, enabling the use of
smaller, lighter interchangeable lenses that perform at the same level as larger
DSLR lenses. The camera fits easily in many pockets and purses.
12 Million Pixels
With 12.3 megapixels at its disposal, the E-P1 delivers image quality that makes
the difference between ordinary and exceptional still and video imaging. A Live
MOS image sensor is complemented by a next generation TruePic V Image Processor,
resulting in excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity, fine image
details in all highlight and shadow areas, and reduced noise.
Autofocus Live View
The Live View Autofocus system works as effectively and seamlessly on the E-P1
as it does on conventional E-System DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras. Subjects
are displayed in complete focus on the bright LCD as soon as the shutter is
pressed half way.
Blur-Free, Dust-Free Imaging
Say goodbye to blurry and blemished images. In both still and Movie modes the
E-P1 Image Stabilization excels. The E-P1's three-mode In-body Image
Stabilization system compensates for up to four shutter speed steps in the still
shooting modes with any of its interchangeable lenses: Mode 1 for general
shooting, Mode 2 for creative high-speed horizontal capture, and Mode 3 for
high-speed vertical capture. The camera's Mechanical Image Stabilization
automatically compensates for camera shake in low-light situations or when using
a telephoto lens. In the Movie Modes the advanced Electronic Image Stabilization
tracts the images both vertically and horizontally to achieve clear sharp
movies, matching the performance of the in body IS. A Dust Reduction System
assures spot-free images via a patented ultrasonic technology called Supersonic
Wave Filter, which vibrates to remove dust and other particles from the image
sensor and confines them to a special adhesive membrane.
A Multiple Exposure function enables you to be creative in the landscape or
portrait formats, or even a combination of the two. Multiple images can be
captured and combined. The creative possibilities are endless. What will you
create? Now you won't have to wonder. With the E-P1, you'll simply go out there
Auto Adjustment And Face Detection
The camera has 19 automatic scene modes, including Night-Scenes, Portraits and
Landscapes. Its Intelligent Auto Mode (iAuto) identifies your shooting intent
(including macro or sport photography) and adjusts the settings accordingly to
achieve the best results. A new ePortrait Mode allows you to soften shadows and
smooth out facial features, either before image capture or during post-capture
edits. And a Face Detection function reduces the chance of blurred subjects when
shooting several people at once, even if they're moving while you're shooting.
No longer must you worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright
areas. The camera's Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light
variations with high-tech efficiency. This can also be used in post-editing.
For even further creativity, there are six built-in Art Filters, all of which
can ultimately be applied within both the still and video imaging process. These
include Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film and Pin
Hole. The effects are instantly viewable on the LCD when using the E-P1 in Live
View or when reviewing images.
The camera provides masks to help you frame images to whatever proportions you'd
like. Whether your end-result goal is for conventional enlargements or for
viewing on widescreen monitors, the E-P1 makes proper framing a cinch. This
function can be combined with Art Filters and with multiple exposures for
The recording capabilities of the E-P1 are versatile enough for all your audio
needs, whether shooting stills or video. With its built-in microphones, the
system can capture all the nuances of any sounds being recorded, is capable of
recording and playing back WAV files, and is perfect for adding narration to
Total Live Control
With the E-P1 you are in full control of all functions and imaging
decisionswith split-second accuracy. Live Control, an advanced control panel
system, allows you to see the image and the controls all at once on the 3-inch
HyperCrystal LCD, which is noted for its vivid colors and high contrast. Whether
using full manual control or all the automatic features, first-time users will
feel like pros, and pros will create still images or videos that continue to
push their own boundaries of creativity.