One of the really nice features about the E-P1 is that you can change lenses. In fact, the first ones sold will come with two lenses: F2.8 17mm M. Zuiko lens and the F3.5-5.6, 14-42mm M, Zuiko lens. So, you can finally have a compact camera, where you can change out the lenses.
The E-P1 comes with the Micro Four Thirds system. Created by Olympus and Panasonic in 2008, this system allows for the interchange of lenses by any company who adheres to this standard. The camera comes with the Olympus Master software, which is fairly straight forward to use. You can easily edit your photos on your computer with this software.
The E-P1 has a 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS sensor that works extremely well. The image stabilization technology is built into the camera, which means that no matter what lens you have on the camera, it won’t suffer from hand shaking.
The systems on this camera have been improved over other snapshot cameras. It has a new image processor that greatly improves the look and color in pictures. It also has a better 18x18 metering mode that’s up to 324 zone, which helps control exposure to light.
The camera comes with a lot of other bells and whistles, including a dust reduction system and plenty of art features for still cameras. You can take video with your camera with the 720p movie mode, which isn’t too bad for a point-and-shoot camera.
One of the really nice features is the Live View on the view finder. Basically, whatever settings you change can be instantly seen right on the LCD view finder. You get to see what you have captured before you get home. There’s also the Multiple Exposure feature, where you can take several pictures and make like a panoramic view right as you take the pictures.