Olympus has added another micro four thirds camera to their PEN range, with the launch of the Olympus PEN E-PL1, and the good news is that this model in the PEN range is a little more budget friendly.
The Olympus PEN E-PL1 features the same sensor as the other micro four thirds cameras in the PEN range, but the lower price means there have been a few changes.
The case is made from polycarbonate rather than the stainless steel of the other models, although this means it is lighter and more portable, another sacrifice is the video, the sound on the PEN E-PL1 is on mono as opposed to stereo on the other models.
The Olympus PEN E-PL1 features a 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor, an ISO range of ISO 100 – ISO 3,200, it also comes with a built in flash, which is something that isn’t featured on the other models.
It comes with a 14-42mm lens which is equivalent to 28-84mm, and there will also be two other lenses available for the Olympus PEN E-PL1, a superwide 9-18mm, which is equivalent to 18-36mm at 35mm and a 14-150mm lens, which is equivalent to 28-300m at 35mm.
The best part about the new Olympus PEN E-PL1 is the price, it will be available in March for $600.