E-P1 price

– kit price incl zoom lens: 749 eur
– kit price incl. both lenses plus external ovf: 949 eur
– individual lens price: 329 eur
– all metal case

New, real life photos of E-P1!

From numerimatch.com








What do we think?

UPDATED-> Short Olympus E-P1 spec list

Still no official Olympus announcements but I believe these will be the specifications of the E-P1:


Body type: interchangable lens, consumer grade camera
DSLR: 4/3 system
Manual Mode: Full Manual Mode
Sensor: vertical/horizonta ratiol 1.33 (4:3), SSWF dust reduction system
Effective Pixel: 12.3 MP
Maxi Definiton: 4032*3024
Image type: Raw 4032*3024, Jpg 4032*3024 – 640*480
Imagine: TruePic III+

Optical zoom: –
Digital zoom: –

Focus mode: high speed AF (ps. I wonder is means phase detection ?) (when used with non High speed AF lens, it will work as AF assist)

C-AF can’t be used under high speed AF
11 foucs points, auto select or manual select
no AF assist lamp unless an external flash is attached
AF lock – half press shutter release button ( AEL/ AFL customizable)
image magnifying function when manual lens is used (focus ring is turned)


3′, 100% coverage, 15 steps of brightness control, 15 steps of colour temp control

electronic focal plain shutter
shutter speed
Auto mode
60- 1/4000s
30 mins in B mode (default is 8 mins)
(1/3, 1/2, 1 EV step increment)

external flash connected with hotshoe
supports FL-50R、FL-36R、FL-50、FL-20、FL-14
Flash mode
TTL auto, auto, manual, FP-TTL-Auto, FP-manual
extenal flash mode

Auto, red eye reduction, red eye reduction with slow curtain, 1 curtain slow sync,

2 curtain slow sync, fill flash, manual 1/4 1/16 1/64, off
x-speed 1/180 of lower
flash compensation
Max +3EV (0.3, 0.5, or 1 EV increment)
flash bracket
3 frames (0.3, 0.5, or 1 EV increment)

Exposure control
1 Auto
2 P mode (adjustable)
3 A mode
4 S mode
5 M mode
6 Scene mode
7 Art filet
Auto exposure lock
Exposure Bracket
3 frames (0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV increment)

Exposure compensation
+3 EV (1/3 1/2 1 EV increment)

1 324 zones ESP metering
2 center weight
3 spot
4 hi light
5 shadow
ranger 0-18 EV (normal temp, 50mm F2, ISO 100)

White balance
high speed Live mos
8 presets, 3000k – 14000K
1 custom
one touch wb
WB bracket
3 frames, R-B. G-M 2/4/6 step increment

Auto 200 – 3200
M mode 100-6400
(1/3 EV increment)

High ISO Yes

Image stablizaion
internal Optical IS with 3 modes,
custom mode to support legacy lens
Max 4 EV compensation
Electronic IS for Movie mode

Scene mode
portrait, perfect portrait, landscape, landscape + people
sports, night scene, night scene with people, children
hi key, low key, DIS mode, marco, natural marco, candle light, sunset
document, panorama, fireworks, beach and snow

self timer
12 or 2 s

Burst mode
Max 14 Raw
Jpg depends on compress rate and no. of shots
(LN mode with toshiba super class 6 4GB card can shoot about 280 frames

colour mode
vivid, natural, soft, portrait, monochrome, custom(default is natural)
5 steps of contrast and sharpness control for each mode
5 steps of saturation control for vivid, natural, soft, portrait modes
4 steps of gray scale control in custom mode

Art filter
can apply yellow, orange, red, green filter in Monochrome mode
LCD can show monochrome mode (PS no sure what it means)

Movie mode
HD:1280 x720(V)16:9
Max record time HD:7mins SD:14mins

Colour space
sRGB, Adobe RGB

User interface
34 languages

mute/ volume controllable

Print mode
Pict Bridge

Editing funtions
Raw Edit (I think it mean Raw development)
Jpg Edit: Auto gray scale, monochrome, sepia, red eye reduction, saturation
resize, crop, image ratio, perfect portrait

replay mode

single frame, information(histogram, brightness, RGB, highlight/shadow, AF area, EXIF), index (4/9/16/25/49/100 frames a time), calendar,

close up (2-14x), rotate, movie (with sound, fast forward, backward, pause), slideshow

delete mode
single frame, all frames, selected frames (with frame protection function)


File Format
12 bit Raw, jpg, Raw + jpg, AVI motion jpg 30 fps

USB 2.0
USB multi purpose output
MiniHDMI type-C(1080i/720p/576p/480p)

BLS-1 Li-ion battery, around 350 frames per charge

Exterior (information for general consumers, u can ignore them)
light weight, no
slim body, no
large LCD

dimension 120.5*70.0*35.0mm
weight 335g body only

Remote control RM-UC1, which can control the B shutter
shake reduction (1/8 to 30s)

2 My modes
Sleep mode. 1, 3, 5, 10 mins

Art filter
soft, pinhole, Grainy Film, Light Tone, Pale Light&Color, Pop Art

Multiple exposure
2 frames, auto gain control, real time, expose on a ready exist frame

Image ratio
when shoot in raw, image ratio is recorded in EXIF

2 axis leveling on LCD display


Face detection

grid line assist


First picture taken with the E-P1???

Click on picture to enlarge!

More here: http://dcdv.zol.com.cn/137/1373593.html

(FT5) UPDATED-> White/beige E-P1 fullsize images!

Do you like it?

Source: http://www.shuttertalk.com/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=69151

Many Thanks to Kasey and O.N. who sent us the link simultaneously :)

UPDATE: The black E-P1 shown here (http://info.xitek.com/news/200906/15-20900.html) is clearly a fake!


UPDATE 2: Possible specs from http://forum.xitek.com/showthread.php?threadid=635107

Prices close to ¥ 90,000 ($917) Single lens plus two second half of the sale of 120,000 ($1,222) to ¥ 130,000 ($1,324)

17mm F2.8 sale  ¥ 10,000 ($101)  and 14-42mm F3.6-sell about ¥ 35,000 ($356)

1280×720 7min 1280×720 7min video
640×480 14min 640×480 14min
Liveview  with  embedded electronic Liveview shake correction
11區域AF 11 area AF
ISO 6400-200
Shutter speed 60-1/4000


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