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OLYMPUS Pen E-P1 262814 Silver 12.3 MP 3.0" 230K LCD Compact Mirrorless System Camera - Body Only

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  • Live MOS 12.3 MP
  • TruePic V
  • 3.0" 230K LCD
  • 1280 x 720
  • AUTO: ISO 200 - 6400(customizable, Default 200-1600)
  • Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps, Movie ISO 160-1600
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount

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Olympus crams SLR-quality performance into the compact Digital Camera body, with its E-P1. This is the world's smallest 12.3-mexapixel interchangeable lens camera. The integrated Multiple Exposure, In-Body Image Stabilization, powerful TruePic V Image Processor and a 3.0-inch LCD monitor enhance the power of the camera and make it a unique instrument for the serious shutterbug.

Record your memories to SDHC cards and view your shots on the generous 3.0-inch LCD screen. Take beautiful candlelight wedding photos or dancing fireworks in the sky! Take great snow pictures in full sunlight! This camera can take wonderful shots anywhere! Six Art Filters let you replicate dramatic effects for great fun.

This could just be an ideal DSLR camera body for you to transit from beginner to professional, as a bridge to augment your shooting skills. If you're seeking a compact, full-featured camera, Olympus's E-P1 is the choice for you!

  • newegg 12.3 Megapixel The Olympus E-P1 features a newly-developed 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor to enable "live" viewing so every shot is taken with true-to-life image quality, accurate color and crisp detail.
  • newegg Micro Four Thirds System The Olympus E-P1 with Micro Four Thirds mount provides the effectiveness of a digitally designed image sensor, an ultra-compact body, and expandability and compatibility with all Micro Four Thirds Lenses and Four Thirds System Lens via the MMF-1 Adapter.
  • newegg TruePic V Image Processor Olympus' next generation TruePic V image processor delivers crystal-clear photos with true-to-life skin tones, precise color transitions, and reduced image noise.
  • newegg Extra-large 3.0" LCD Monitor The extra-large, high-resolution 3.0" LCD monitor makes it easy to compose and review your photo shots.
  • newegg Sensor-shift Image Stabilization Olympus' sensor-shift image stabilization technology counters the effect of camera shake so your images are kept sharp even when the camera is moving.
  • newegg Dust Reduction System Dust Reduction System uses Supersonic Wave Filter (SSWF) to loosen and remove any and all dust and debris from the image sensor. SSWF dust removal means you don't have to worry about dust when changing lenses.

Learn more about the Olympus America Inc. Pen E-P1


Pen E-P1


Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Live MOS
Image Sensor Size
17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Gross Pixels
Approx. 13.1 MP
Effective Pixels
12.3 MP
Aspect Ratio
4:3 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
Primary color filter (RGB)
Dust Cleaning System
Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Image Stabilization
Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Image Processor
TruePic V
4032 x 3024

White Balance

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)


Viewfinder Type
No built-in Viewfinder

LCD Monitor

3.0" 230K
LCD Coverage
Brightness Adjustment
+7 levels and -7 levels


Focus Type
Imager Contrast Detection AF system
Focusing Modes
Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF
AF Points
11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
Focus Lock
Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode


Exposure Control
(1) i Auto (2) P: Programme AE (Programme shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select AE (7) Art Filter (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole)
Exposure Compensation
+/-3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
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)
ISO Sensitivity
AUTO: ISO 200 - 6400(customizable, Default 200-1600)
Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps, Movie ISO 160-1600


Shutter 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)
12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Remote Control Support
Yes (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)


Flash Type
No built-in Flash
External Flash
Compatible E-system Flash (FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14)

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Continuous Shooting Speed
Approx. 3 frames/sec. in sequential shooting
Maximum Burst
RAW mode: Max. 10 frames.


Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow
Color Mode
Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone
Live View Function
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
View finder 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
AF: High speed imager AF
Single-frame, Information Display, Index Display(4/9/16/25/49/100 frames, Calendar), Close-up (2 - 14X), Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto mode available), Slideshow(Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)

Recording System

File Format
DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
Image Type
RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Recording Media
SD / SDHC Card (Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting)


Movie Format
Movie Recording
HD: 1280 x 720 Aspect 16:9
SD: 640 x 480 Aspect 4:3

Maximum Recording Time: HD: 7min, SD: 14min
File Size: Max. 2GB (limited by AVI format)
Max. Recording Resolution
1280 x 720


Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds Mount


Mini HDMI type-C

Power Source

BLS-1 Li-ion battery

Dimensions & Weight

2.75" x 4.75" x 1.43" (H x W x D)
0.74 lb.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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