Olympus PEN E-PL1 (Body Only) reviews and prices: Mirrorless camera

8 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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7.6 out of 10 based on 8 reviews.
Olympus PEN E-PL1 (Body Only): 12.3 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Mirrorless camera. See full product description

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john, lpool Keen amateur

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
built in flash
Bad points:
access to all features
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 6.0
Features 5.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Nov 2011

Tim, London Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
close to DSLR quality without the bulk of a DSLR
ability to buy and change lenses advantageous
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Jul 2010

Harika, poole, dorset Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
small very handy good quality pictures manual settings
hd video
Bad points:
no view finder,
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Jun 2011

Alan, Leeds Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
In its native form behaves like a superior P&S. Add an adaptor and the VF2 and now you've got a very flexible platform that can use practically and legacy lens out there. Flexible and high quality platform for taking pictures.
Bad points:
Cost - the VF2 and adaptor are expensive and additional items.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Jun 2010

Ellie, Experienced amateur

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Solidly built and good art filters.
Bad points:
Slow to take pictures, just below average picture quality, very slow focusing
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 3.0
Features 5.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 3.0
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1 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Sep 2011

karen, bristol Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
very well made, easy to use, loads of features on camera best camera i hve ever bought
Bad points:
none found yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2011

Marrisa, Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Takes beautiful pictures and much easier to use than an SLR
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Aug 2011

Product Features

Camera Type Mirrorless
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Gold
Colour Silver
Colour Black
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SDXC Card
PictBridge Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 296
Flash No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2010-02-09
Height in mm 72.2
Width in mm 114.6
Depth in mm 41.5
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Olympus PEN E-PL1 Digital

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Manufacturer's Description

Easiest operation with Live Guide and iEnhance # Ultra compact design in 4 different colours

  1. HD Movie and HDMI Control
  2. Art Filters, Multi Exposure, Multi-aspect
  3. Accessory Port
  4. High Speed 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
  5. High-performance built-in image stabiliser
  6. Comfortable Live View thanks to high speed contrast AF**
  7. Real-time effect monitoring
  8. Excellent variety of digital lenses
  9. Unique dust reduction filter (SSWF) Itching to take professional pictures but intimidated by SLRs? Then look no further than the Olympus E-PL1. This camera has it all: high quality, point-and-shoot simplicity, and chic PEN design. Whether capturing an HD movie or snapping once-in-a-lifetime moments, its six special Art Filters let you paint the world from a new perspective. And with a 100% stabilised body for crisp shots with all lens types, an accessory port and a new integrated flash, the colourful E-PL1 really is ready for fun.

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