Olympus PEN EPL1 : Tests and Reviews

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Type Hybrid
Announced 03/02/2010  
Indicative price (USD) 599  
Sensor type NMOS  
Resolution 4096 x 3084  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 12.63  
Sensor size (mm) 13 x 17.3 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 12.0
Focal length multiplier
Aspect Ratio 4/3, 3/2, 6/6, 16/9 
ISO latitude  100 - 3200 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/2000 - 60.0  
Frame rate (fps) 3.0  
Live view  yes 
Stabilization  yes 
Firmware 1.1 
Dust cleaning yes 
Mount type Micro 4/3  
Weight (gr) 296
Battery type Lithium-Ion BLS-1 rechargeable 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization  
Camera material Plastic with metal front panel 
Mount material  
View finder type electronic 
View finder magnification 1.15 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup no 
View finder diopter -3.0 to +1.0 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size 2.7 
Monitor pixel 230000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode AutoFocus, Manual 
Autofocus modes Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)  
Number of autofocus points
Exposure bracketing 3 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable 
Exposure compensation  
Drive modes Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer 
Buffer size RAW(10) 
Recording medium SD/SDHC card 
Image format RAW, JPEG 
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis. 
Connectivity USB 2.0/AV/HDMI 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1280 x 720 / 30 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format AVI 
Video codec Motion JPEG 
Video stabilisation Yes 

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