Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3MP Micro Four Thirds

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Sensor Size Virtually 8 Times Bigger Than the Average Point & Shoot Camera

Olympus PEN E-PL1For many photographers, the Olympus E-PL1 Camera feels like you died and went to heaven. it Includes 12 megapixels and up to date technology usually found in much more expensive cameras and in High Definition camcorders. The PEN large-size sensor is virtually 8 times bigger than the sizes in the average point & shoot camera. This image sensor, shared with the TruePic V Processor, delivers a fantastic dynamic range, vivid color and noise reduction, as high as3200 ISO. With very latest noise reduction engineering plus 3 in-body image stabilization functions, users will see clear crisp images with every compatible lens under the majority of lighting conditions [g index]

  The E-PL1's iAuto function automatically detects the background you're shooting ( landscape, portrait, macro, night portrait, or sport) and fine-tunes the settings to create the most favorable outcome. While in iAuto you can open the Live Guide function which allows you to compose your image, manipulate the photo with a number of in-camera adjustments like manipulating colors, softening backgrounds, and brightness before shooting the picture. 

Adding to the vision, recording HD video (720p) using the E-PL1 is effortless thanks to an easy-to-find record button located on the backside of the camera. You can switch to and fro between shooting stills and movies which unlocks never ending shooting potential, As an example you can photograph a child portrait and then switch to movie mode to acquire that precious moment when the child is now playing with the animal that broke up your shooting session.

 This camera features 19 automatic scene-selection modes that control camera settings in relationship to the scene you are shooting plus 6 Art Filters in-camera ( New Gentle Sepia, Pop Art, Pin Hole, Soft Focus, Diorama, and Grainy Film). These tools allow for easier image capture and help expand your creativity.

The E-PL1 is equipped with an extremely compact (which is 2.44 diameter x 1.71" in length M.Zuiko ED Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 3x zoom has bothAspherical and ED and lens elements which produce ultra high imaging abilitiy. Despite it being small in size it provides amazing image contrast and brightness. Rhe zoom range covers from wide angle thru moderate telephoto expanses and is appropriate for everyday shooting, portraits, and travel.

As of January 2011, there are fourteen (MILC) cameras available from four manufacturers (Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony), (three from Olympus, four from Panasonic, three from Samsung, and four from Sony), and some similar cameras from other manufacturers (Leica, Ricoh).

A handful of rangefinder cameras support interchangeable lenses. Three digital rangefinders exist, they are the Epson R-D1 (APS-C-sized sensor), the Leica M8 (APS-H-sized sensor), both smaller than 35 mm film rangefinder cameras, and the Leica M9, which is a full-frame camera. ✓

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