The new Olympus E-LP1 camera is the latest in that company’s offerings in the micro four-thirds arena. What’s that? Think exchangeable lenses plus a DSLR sized sensor, minus the mirror and prism commonly found in an SLR, all in a relatively small camera.
The full name for the camera is pretty long: “Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens.” Here are the general specs:
- 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens digital camera; Micro Four Thirds format
- Includes 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 digital zoom lens; features built-in flash
- 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD with Live View function; Continuous Autofocus (C-AF) tracking system
- Capture HD video with high-quality audio; new “Direct Button” for easy recording
- New Live Guide interface simplifies great photography; capture images to SD/SDHC cards (not included)
DPreview has a nice, long writeup.