Best of all, the E-P1 includes a traditional design, mimicking that of the Olympus PEN film camera from 50 years ago, which provided high-end optics in a camera similar in size to a point and shoot. Olympus eventually sold 17 million PEN style cameras.
The E-P1 includes 12.3 megapixels of resolution, along with the ability to use interchangeable lenses. Finally, the E-P1 includes a 3-inch LCD.
Even without the retro look, the E-P1 would be a popular model based on its features alone. At an MSRP of about $800 with a starter lens, the E-P1's combination of stylish looks and power gives it a niche in a crowded entry-level interchangeable lens camera market.
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