Olympus E-P1 Digital Camera: The first digital SLR camera format Micro 4 / 3 from Olympus. It has a consciously retro but compact design that allows a large DSLR sensor and removable lenses but without the depth needed with a conventional mirror box or large optics. In a unique touch, Olympus supplements the digital viewfinder with the choice of an optical add-on viewfinder.
The 12-megapixel camera still has many of the features of its better cameras in spite of its size and, like Panasonic’s Lumix GH1, can shoot 720p video for up to the 2GB file limit of AVI, or about 7 minutes, and brings stereo audio. A new TruePic V imaging engine helps the camera capture a relatively wide ISO range between 100 and 6,400, improves the dynamic range for highlights and shadows, and to play visual tricks with Olympus’ Art Filters as well as multiple overlaid exposures. Image stabilization and dust removal are built in, while the same hot shoe supports both the optical viewfinder and flashes.