The Olympus Micro 4 3 Camera is better known as the Olympus Pen EP-1, which is a 12.3 megapixels Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens digital camera. This new launch by Olympus proves to be a step up and a step different in catering for the consumer market especially because of it’s general make up to begin with. The body looks like a remake of the old vintage camera with a sophisticated edge. The slim compact feel quickly charms anyone who takes a fresh look at it (I had my chance and was quickly hooked on it!).
In hindsight, it looks like a bit of nostalgia flavor was added for the Olympus Micro 4 3 Camera. Or for the more informed, retro style.
With its shiny and stainless steel covering body, beautifully captures the intent behind the camera – solid yet refine. Hence the performance of the Olympus Micro 4 3 Camera succeeded in delivering just that as well. The pictures taken were excellent justified by it’s clear & sharp resolution. Further functionality includes In-Creative function which allows you to set themes for the pictures accordingly (a pretty neat feature, I’d would say!). Another plus point, full video functionality that doesn’t compromise on quality at all which serves to be a very useful tool to capture not just a moment, but continuous moments in itself.
A picture says a thousand words.
The 3 inch screen installed in the Olympus Micro 4 3 Camera, allows you to view your pictures in full glory without squinting your eyes and has been a pleasant deliverable. A personal favorite of mine. However, it does all short in some say, where there’s no viewfinder in the camera at all. Perhaps, for it’s commercial and long term usage, a viewfinder may not be that necessary.
Generally, a good pick if you want to travel light but pack in a good camera to last through heavy duty perfect shot taking and need not worry about heavy luggage or space required for it. Here’s a quick snapshot of its features and technical details to help you in your decision. Good luck, snap away!
* 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens digital camera; Micro Four Thirds format
* Includes 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko digital zoom lens
* In-body Image Stabilization; 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD with Live View function
* Record HD video with high-quality audio; in-camera creative features (for still images and video)
* Capture images and video to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
* Brand Name: Olympus
* Model: Silver w/ 14-42mm Lens
* Optical Sensor Resolution: 12.3 MP
* Optical zoom: 3 x
* Width: 4.7 inches
* Height: 2.8 inches
* Weight: 0.73 pounds