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Olympus PEN E-PL1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1190 reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the storage and contrast. Some have doubts about the memory and viewfinder.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, price

viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus PEN E-PL1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus PEN E-PL1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. The contrast and viewfinder get mixed opinions, while some have doubts about the shutter and zoom.

portability, usability, performance, price, image quality

zoom, shutter

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus PEN E-PL1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 372 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the memory and viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the contrast and focus.

portability, performance, usability, image quality, price

viewfinder, memory

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus PEN E-PL1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the design and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the portability.

performance, usability, image quality, price, design

portability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus Pen E-PL1

 

We take a look at Olympus' new affordable compact system camera

The general impression of the Olympus Pen E-PL1 is not that this is a cut-down version of the E-P2, but that it is well-made high-spec compact camera that has been equipped with interchangeable lenses. This is a true bridge camera, even more so than...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : PC Advisor (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus PEN E-PL1 review

 

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is an entry-level version of the Olympus PEN E-P2 interchangeable lens camera. It's aimed at attracting people who want a camera similar to a digital SL but smaller and cheaper.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus E-PL1 review

 

Not everyone wants a digital SLR, but many do want more than a compact camera. Not only do they want to take higher quality photos, but they want the SLR's flexibility when it comes to changing lenses. What turns most novices off though is a DSLR's...

More sensibly priced than earlier compact Micro Four Thirds cameras, the E-PL1 is a definite step in the right direction, but there are still a few issues we want to see ironed out

Apr, 2010

DIWA Golden Awards!

Expert review by (diwa-awards.com)

Olympus PEN E-PL1

 

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 system camera features a 12.3 Megapixel high-speed Live MOS-sensor and an advanced built-in image stabilizer. When it comes to user-friendly operation without losing creativity, the Olympus PEN E-PL1 really responds on demand....

Oct, 2010

TIPA Award!

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Olympus PEN E-PL1

 

Progettata come fotocamera entry-level, la Olympus PEN E-PL1 è dotata di una nuova interfaccia Live Guide che consente agli utenti di ottenere facilmente i risultati desiderati anche nel caso in cui non siano molto esperti di fotografia. Basata sul...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Olympus Pen E-PL1 review

 

With the competition for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras hotting up, it is important for a manufacturer to have a full complement of cameras in its range. The Olympus Pen E-PL1 is designed squarely for the entry-level market, and as such it...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus E-PL1 review

 

The PEN series gets smaller and adds a built-in flash with the Olympus E-PL1

Oct, 2010

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

Olympus E-PL1 voted best Advanced Digital System Camera

 

The Digital Imaging Website Association, has awarded Olympus' PEN E-PL1 the DIWA GOLD Award for best Advanced Digital System Camera.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : photoxels (photoxels.com)

Olympus E-PL1 Review @ Photoxels

 

Just Posted! Olympus E-PL1 Review The Olympus E-PL1 is one of the most popular micro Four Thirds Digital Interchangeable Lens camera, and for good reasons. Though it may lack the retro look and bui…

The Olympus E-PL1 is a perfect step up for someone graduating from a point-and-shoot and a better choice than one of the high end compact digicam. Compact, light and giving DSLR-level image quality, we believe it makes an ideal Family DSLR. Highly...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Olympus PEN E-PL1

 

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 sells for under R8000 and brings its relatively compact body with regular DSLR sensor size and interchangeable lens system to a wider audience.

Flash included this time, compact size, easy to use guides for beginners.

Chassis has plastic feel, control ring would have made controls easier, too few pixels on LCD screen.

Aug, 2010

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