Olympus outs Pen E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds
Local distributor Axis Global yesterday launched a slew of new Olympus digital cameras, including the much-anticipated Olympus Pen E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds system.
The Olympus E-PL1 is positioned as an entry-level model in the micro four-thirds category. It is the 3rd model in the Olympus Pen series, having the compact size and light weight of a point and shoot camera but the lens flexibility and image quality of dSLR.
Like its predecessor, the EP-1 and EP-2, E-PL1 is compact and has inter-changeable lens system and comes with the M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens kit.
Powered by a 4/3-inch, 12.3-megapixel high speed Live MOS sensor and TruePic V image processing engine, the digital camera can also do 720p HD videos. The E-PL1 also has a Live Guide user interface, HDMI output and of course, the built-in image stabilization (IS) that Olympus is known for.
The camera is available in white, champagne gold and black body colors. The Olympus Pen E-PL1 has a suggested retail price of Php39,999.