Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds Goes Legit With 12.3MP, 720p Video

After getting us all hot-and-bothered pre-release the Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds rangefinder-esque camera has now been official revealed.

In addition to wielding a 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor (the same 4/3 style as found in many mini-DSLRs) the retro-styled E-P1 "Digital Pen" has a three-inch LCD, in-body image stabilisation, a dust reduction system and 19 automatic scene modes. It can also record HD video in 720p/30fps and includes a HDMI TV-out for direct playback.

There will be two Micro Four Thirds lenses available along with the camera for US release in July, a 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake and a 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6. Price-wise it comes in better than expected at $US749 for body only, or $US799 with the 14-42mm lens. My personal choice, though, would be the body with the 17mm for $US899.

AU: Pricing is still to be announced in Australia, but Olympus will be showing off the camera at PMA in Sydney next week, if you're interested.




Be the first to comment on this story!

Trending Stories Right Now