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Olympus PEN E-PL1 review
Dennis Hissink : April 30th 2010 - 01:34 CET
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OlympusOlympus PEN E-PL1 system camera review : Olympus has a lot of confidence in the Micro Four Thirds System. Within a short time after the introduction of the first digital PEN, Olympus has already introduced two new models. The first one was the more luxurious E-P2, and the second one is a model for the regular consumer, the Olympus E-PL1. At first, the three models seem to resemble each other, but when we compare the camera specifications, the differences between the three become clearer.

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Olympus PEN EPL1 review

Olympus PEN E-PL1 review - Camera design
Just like the P1, the Olympus PEN PL1 is available in different colors. I think the black body is the most elegant, but the white variant is also quite appealing. A noticeable difference with the other cameras in the PEN series is the grip on the front of the camera. It has a clearer shape and feels comfortable to hold. That grip makes the Olympus E-PL1 a bit thicker than the first PEN. But the camera is narrower and just a couple of grams lighter. That becomes noticeable when you hold the cameras side by side.

Olympus PEN review

Olympus E-PL1 system camera for the hobby photographer
Although you can change the lenses just like an SLR camera, the Olympus PEN PL1 is more similar to a compact camera. Especially if you use the optional electronic viewfinder. You have to hold the PEN camera at an arm’s length. For the generation that grew up with the compact camera, that is not a problem, but if you use the E-PL1 next to a DSLR, it can take some getting used to. You will soon notice that this way of photography is very pleasant and ideal to simultaneously keep a watch on your surroundings.

Olympus EPL1 review

Olympus E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds camera review
The specifications of the three digital PENs are not so different from each other. These features are what make the difference for the user. Just like their bigger brothers, the Olympus PL1 has a 12 megapixel LiveMOS sensor, of course with a crop factor of 2x. That is inherent in the Micro Four Thirds System. The maximum sensitivity has been brought back to ISO 3200 and the shortest shutter speed is now 1/2000 sec. Next to photography, you can also shoot video with the Olympus PEN E-PL1, and in High Definition quality (1280p) at that. For an optimal audio recording, you can connect an (optional) stereo microphone.

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