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Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds Camera Debuts

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By Shane McGlaun

It used to be that the only cameras that had removable lenses were large and expensive DSLR cameras. Most people don’t want a DSLR because they are complex, bulky and heavy. To meet the needs of the consumer wanting DSLR quality photos in a much more compact camera the micro four thirds system was released.

Olympus has announced its latest micro four thirds camera called the E-P1. The camera has 12.3-megapixel resolution for DSLR quality images, in-body image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, and a dust reduction system to keep the sensor clean.

The camera will also shoot HD video and has multiple shooting aspects and multiple exposure settings. Users wanting an optical viewfinder can purchase an optional clip on viewfinder for the camera. The E-P1 will ship in July with the body alone selling for $749.99, the body and an ED 14-42mm lens selling for $799.99 and the body with an ED17mm lens and an optical viewfinder will sell for $899.99.

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