New Olympus PEN E-PM1 Four-Thirds Camera is Their Smallest Yet

New Olympus PEN E-PM1 Four-Thirds Camera is Their Smallest Yet

A big advantage of these Four-Thirds cameras is that you gain the ability to swap lenses like you can with an SLR — but in a much smaller, lighter and generally more portable package. Olympus says their new PEN E-PM1 is their most portable yet.

The 12.3 megapixel Four-Thirds has all kinds of frills like an image stabilizer, ability to shoot 1080i video in AVCHD format, automatic scene selection, a three-inch LCD screen and face detection that automatically focuses on the subject’s eyes, and it comes with a 14-42 f3.5/5.6 zoom lens.

The E-MP1 hits shelves next month at $500.

  • Mike Rathjen

    Is this Cult of Mac or Engadget?

  • Mike Rathjen

    Is this Cult of Mac or Engadget?

  • Manila Royale

    ive been waiting for this!!

  • imajoebob

    I’m still waiting.  That price is exhorbitant. These things should cost LESS than most Point & Shoots, because they use a SMALLER SENSOR.

  • elimilchman

    Four Thirds sensors are actually larger than most point-n-shoot sensors. They are, however, smaller than all (as far as I know) DSLR sensors. 

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  • RonBlatto

    Can someone please educate me why this is on cultofmac and not a site like Engadget?  What’s the missing link for me?

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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