|Olympus PEN E-PL1 w/M.Zuiko 14-42mm lens|
While waiting for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 to ship (mid-April, hopefully), I decided to get an early start at learning the Olympus system. After doing some reading, I decided on the Olympus PEN E-PL1.
While I haven’t studied every camera available, the E-PL1 has to be one of the best values available, today. On Amazon, it’s only $289 (w/14-42mm lens), and I’ve seen refurbished models at less than $200 … amazing for a camera of this quality and with these features!
The camera is about the same size as the E-M5 and as far as I can tell the menu system is very similar. It has a 12.3 Megapixel sensor, plus it uses the same lenses as the E-M5. Other features include:
- IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization), so every lens can be stabilized
- HD Movie mode
- Built-in (popup) flash with Wireless Control capability
- Dust Reduction System that vibrates the sensor every time the camera is turned on
- Many built-in effects and scene modes
- And much, much more