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E-P1 Micro Four Thirds SLR Camera Body Only (Silver)
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Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds SLR Camera Body Only (Silver)

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
The world's smallest 12.3-megapixel interchangeable-lens camera provides superior optics, interchangeable lenses and multimedia capabilities-and combines the creative freedom of a digital SLR with the simple controls and small size of a point-and-shoot.

The new PEN offers groundbreaking technology to a whole new generation of users-users that have active lifestyles both online and off. They shoot pictures and videos, like to download, upload and share their lives. The E-P1 offers it all. It's the world's smallest 12.3-megapixel interchangeable-lens camera, provides superior optics, interchangeable lenses and multimedia capabilities-and combines the creative freedom of a digital SLR with the simple controls and small size of a point-and-shoot. With its abilities and stylish design, the photographic possibilities are endless.

The E-P1 uses a 12.3-megapixel high-speed Live MOS Sensor and the newly developed TruePic V
image-processing engine to capture high-resolution images, exquisite detail and accurate color with low noise.

With three modes of image stabilization built right into the camera body, the E-P1 compensates for camera shake in any direction, and with any lens.

Olympus proven Dust Reduction System ensures spot-free photos-no retouching required-with the exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter.

ISO 6400
With high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 6400, the E-P1 takes brighter, clearer shots in low-light situations.

Apply six Art Filters to pictures and movies. Each filter-Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film and Pin Hole-brings a unique style.

Overlay your favorite shots to create a multiple exposure image. Compose and shoot your next frame while your base shot is on the LCD.

The E-P1 shoots HD-quality movies, too. You can apply Art Filter effects and even shoot with different lenses. In Movie mode, the E-P1 has In-body Electrical Image Stabilization, ensuring crystal clear with any lens. The E-P1 also records in high-quality audio, so your movies will sound as great as they look.

Turn your still images and movies into a slide show. The E-P1 has five background music options and you can dub in audio.

Get more out of the E-P1 with a variety of exclusive Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories, including a high-performance compact strobe, Four Thirds adapter to attach Four Thirds lenses, and a variety of cases and bags.


  • 12.3 MP Live MOS
  • 6 Art Filters
  • Multiple Exposure Shooting (2 Frames)
  • Aspect Ratio Shooting (4 Aspects ? 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6)
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection / Shadow Adjustment Technology
  • Proven Dust Reduction System
  • In-Body Image Stabilization (3 Modes ? 4EV)
  • Auto White Balance
  • Perfect Shot Preview
  • Digital Leveler (from the E-30)
  • 19 Scene Select Modes
  • Full Manual Control (P A S M)
  • 34 Languages
  • Customized Menus



  • Product type:   Interchangeable Lens Type Live View Digital Camera
  • Memory:  SD Memory Card(SDHC compatible)  Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
  • Screen size:  17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
  • Lens mount:  Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Effective Pixels number:  12.3 million pixels

Image Pick-up Unit

  • Product type:  High speed Live MOS Sensor
  • Total no. of pixels:  Approx. 13.1 million pixels
  • Aspect ratio:  1.33 (4:3)
  • Filter array:  Primary color filter (RGB)
  • LPF:  Fixed type
  • IR cut filter:  Hybrid type
  • Dust reduction:  Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

Recording (Still)

  • Recording format:  DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
  • File format:  RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
  • Recording image size:  [RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels [JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

Recording Movie

  • Recording format:   AVI Motion JPEG(30fps)
  • Movie Mode
    • HD: 1280(H)x720(V)  Aspect 16:9
    • SD: 640(H)x480(V)     Aspect 4:3(VGA)
  • Compression Ratio:  1/12
  • File Size  Max 2GB(limited by AVI format)
  • Maximum Recording Time  HD: 7min, SD: 14min

Recording Sound

  • Recording format
    • Wave Format Base
    • Stereo PCM/16bit, 44.1kHz
  • Maximum Recording Time
    • Picture with Sound: 30sec
    • Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time

Live View

  • Type:  Image Sensor(High Speed Live MOS) type
  • Field of view:  100%
  • Display Mode
    • Normal Mode
    • Grid Line Mode
    • Histogram Mode(3 types)
    • Magnified View Mode
    • Comparable View Mode
    • OFF Mode (for OVF user)
  • Magnification Ratio:  x7, x10
  • Viewfinder information:  Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, My Mode, Internal Temperature Warning, Face Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area
    Only when E-system Flash attached : Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP 
  • Display of Face Detection:  Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed 
  • AF:  High speed imager AF

Image stabilizer

  • System:  Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
  • Mode:  3 modes (2 dimensional activation, 1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, 1 dimensional activation in portrait frame to horizontal direction moving ), OFF
  • Manual Function:  input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000 
  • Effective compensation range:  Approx.4EV steps (in maximum effect with 50mm lens)
  • Shutter speed range:  2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
  • IS for Movie:  Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS)


  • Product type:  HyperCrystal LCD  AR(Anti-Reflective) coating
  • Size:  3.0 inches
  • Total no. of pixels:  Approx. 230,000 dots
  • Playback field of view:  100%
  • Brightness control:  +7 levels and -7 levels
  • Colour balance:  A-B: +7 levels and -7 levels, G-M: +7 levels and -7 levels


  • AF system
    • Imager Contrast Detection AF system
    • When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist.
  • Focus mode:  Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF
  • Focusing point:  11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
  • Focusing point selection
    • Auto from all 11 area, Single area from 11 area
    • Auto from 25 area when Face detection is ON
    • Free selection (from 225points) when Magnified View Mode is selected
  • AF illuminator: Not available
  • AF lock:  Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode
  • Focus tracking:  Not available
  • Manual Focus Assist:  When rotation of focus ring is detected under S-AF+MF or MF mode, LV is magnified automatically

Exposure Control

  • Metering system
    • TTL Image Sensor metering system 
    • (1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering (3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen. Highlight / shadow bases are available)
  • Metering range:  EV 0 - 18 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering)
          (At normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100)
  • Exposure mode: (1) i Auto (2) P: Programme AE (Programme shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority A (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select  AE (7) Art Filter
  • Scene select AE:  Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow,
  • ISO sensitivity:  AUTO: ISO 200 - 6400(customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps, Movie ISO 160-1600
  • Exposure compensation:  +/-3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
  • AE lock:  Available
  • Exposure bracketing:  3 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable
  • Metering standard value adjustment:  1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range

White Balance

  • Auto WB system:  High speed Live MOS sensor 
  • Preset white balance:  8 settings (3000K - 7500K) Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K) 
  • White balance compensation  +/-7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)
  • CWB (Kelvin setting):  1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
  • One-touch white balance:  1 custom setting can be registered
  • White balance bracketing:  3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.

Color Mode

  • Color space:  sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode

  • Mode:  Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone
  • Adjustment parameter
    • Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted
    • Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone.
  • Filter effect:  Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
  • Picture tone:  Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
  • Gradation:  4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)


  • Product type:  Computerized focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter speed
    • 60 - 1/4000 sec.
    • Bulb: up to 30 min. (selectable longest time in the menu. Default: 8 min)
    • 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
  • Self-timer:  Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
  • Remote cable release:  Available  (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)
  • Wireless remote control:  Not Available


  • Drive mode:  Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
  • Sequential shooting speed:  Approx. 3 frames/sec. in sequential shooting 
  • Max. recordable pictures:  RAW mode: Max. 10 frames. 
  • on sequential shooting:  JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels
    (Large normal mode: approx. 12  with Toshiba Super High Speed type "Class 6" 4GB)


  • Built-in flash:  Not available
  • Compatible external flash:  E-system Flash(FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14)
  • External Flash control mode:  TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
  • Flash mode of External Flash:  Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off.
  • Synchronization speed:  1/30-1/180
  • Flash intensity control:  Up to +/-3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps

Art Filter

  • Mode:  Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole

Multi Exposure

  • Number of picture:  2 frames
  • Functions:  Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture

Multi Aspect

  • Aspect Ratio:  4:3(Default)/3:2/16:9/6:6
  • Process  RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio

Level Gauge

  • Detection:  2-axis
  • Display:  Rear LCD monitor


  • Languages:  Japan: Japanese, English (Additional one language is possible to download.)
    Others: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Image Editing

  • Erasing function:  Single frame, All, Selected frames(from Index)
  • Protect function:  Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
  • RAW picture editing:  RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
  • JPEG editing:  Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (colour depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), e-portrait

Image Overlay

  • Up to 3 RAW images


  • Print function  Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)


  • PC interface:  USB 2.0 High Speed for storage and camera control through Multi-connector(MTP mode is available
  • TV interface:  HDMI(HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
  • USB/Video connector:  Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 is availa
  • HDMI:  Mini HDMI type-C(1080i/720p/576p/480p)
  • Flash attachment:  Hot shoe
  • DC-in:  No

Power Requirements

  • Battery:  BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
  • Sleep mode  Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
  •  No. of recordable pictures:   Approx. 300 shots
  • Power battery holder:  Not Available


  • Dimensions:   120.6 mm (W) x 69.9mm (H) x 36.4 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight:  335g (body only)

Operating Environment

  • Temperature:  0 - 40 degrees (operation) / -20 - 60 degrees (storage)
  • Humidity:  30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
  • Splash proof:  No
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