Olympus E-PL1 – Josh Rubin – Cool Hunting MAR2010
Our affinity for the Olympus Micro Four Thirds line is no secret. After taking the EP1 for a test drive last October, we were impressed with its sophisticated functionality and small profile. The latest model in the PEN line, the E-PL1 announced today, picks up where its predecessor left off. Adding a much-needed built-in flash and a slew of admirable interface tweaks, it also all comes in a more user-friendly—not to mention cheaper—package.
Josh Rubin – Cool Huntin
2010 Pro Photographer HOT ONE Award: Olympus E-P1 FEB2010
The Olympus PEN E-P1 has been recognized for a Hot One Award for interchangeable lens cameras under $1000.00. Professional Photographer’s 11th annual Hot One Awards recognize how effectively products introduced in 2009, support the art, workflow and business of individual photographers.
Olympus E-P1 NOV2009
The PEN (E-P1) was named a CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award Honoree. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 36 product categories.
Olympus E-P1 AUG2009
EISA States: "The Olympus PEN is an elegant camera with an appealing retro design. The camera utilises the new mirror- and prism-less Micro Four Thirds system, which allows the E-P1 to be very compact and lightweight. Besides the compact Micro Four Thirds lenses, users can fit existing Four Thirds, OM and Leica M mount lenses to the body via an adaptor".