In 1959, Olympus launched a PEN series of camera that revolutionized the way we take photo. It is built with the photographic optics of an SLR and the size and simplicity of a point-and-shoot. Now, after 50 years, the PEN is back. Olympus introduces new Olympus PEN, which is totally digital and features groundbreaking technology. It comes with extraordinary abilities to create even more than what was thought possible. The camera has superior optics, interchangeable lenses and multimedia capabilities. It combines the creative freedom of a sophisticated digital SLR with the simple controls and small size of a point-and- shoot.

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This new ultra-compact hybrid device can even record HD quality movies and add Art Filter effects. The E-P1 packs all the advantages of Olympus imaging technology, such as image stabilization, a dust reduction system, and bright interchangeable lenses.

It is now available for pre-order at Adorama, Amazon, B&H and J&R, priced at $749 (body only), $799 (with 14-42mm lens), and $899 (with 17mm pancake lens and viewfinder).

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Summary of Features

Small & stylish design

  • Small and light-weight
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • Stylish design with metal finish
  • Two colours

SLR image quality

  • 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic V image processor
  • Built-in IS with max. 4 EV steps efficiency
  • Adapter for all ZUIKO DIGITAL & OM lenses

Easy operation

  • New developed GUI via Live Control for easiest operation
  • Automatic scenes with i-Auto
  • Clear skin with e-Portrait
  • Two dials for easy handling
  • Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology
  • 20 shooting modes (5 exposure modes, i-Auto mode, 14 scene modes)

Creativity and HD Movie

  • HD Movie with stereo sound featuring depth of field and Art Filters
  • Art Filters, Multi-Aspect ratios
  • Multi Exposure function
  • Olympus software to apply Art Filters for Photo taken earlier.
  • Supprt special lenses e.g. fisheye is available via Four Thirds lens adapter

Additional features of the Olympus Pen:

  • HDMI TV interface
  • Linear PCM sound recording
  • Level gauge
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface
  • 3 fps with sequential shooting (max 14 in RAW mode)
  • ISO 100-6400 wide-ranging sensitivity
  • Bracketing functions for white balance and exposure
  • Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction system
  • Wide dynamic range in highly lit areas
  • Simultaneous writing of RAW and JPEG
  • SD memory card (SDHC compatible)
  • High-speed data writing and lossless RAW compression for quick processing
  • Large 7.6cm/3.0” HyperCrystal LCD
  • AE/AF lock functionality for individual customisation
  • Auto gradation adjustment to prevent blown highlights and blocked-in shadows
  • Remote release possible via the optional remote cable RM-UC1

Olympus Pen E-P1 comes in following configurations:

  • E-P1 Kit Silver/Black
    (E-P1 body silver & M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens black)
  • E-P1 Kit Silver/Silver
    (E-P1 body silver & M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens silver)
  • E-P1 Kit White/Silver
    (E-P1 body white & M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens silver)
  • E-P1 Pancake Kit Silver
    (E-P1 body silver & M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake lens silver & VF-1)
  • E-P1 Pancake Kit White
    (E-P1 body white & M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake lens silver & VF-1)
  • E-P1 Double Lens Kit
    (E-P1 body silver & M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens black & M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake lens silver & VF-1)

New accessories:

  • M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens
  • M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake lens
  • MMF-1 adapter for all Four Thirds lenses
  • MF-2 adapter for all OM lenses
  • FL-14 flash
  • VF-1 external optical view finder
  • Leather strap in white and brown
  • Leather body jacket in white and brown

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