Features & Controls (cont.)

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olympus_e_pl1_back_500.jpgOn the back is a 2.7-inch (230,000 dot) HyperCrystal color LCD. It offers 100% frame coverage along with an anti-reflective coating and 15 levels of brightness and color balance adjustment.





olympus_e_pl1_controls_back.jpgControls on the back: At the top are the Index (Fn) and Magnify buttons, as well as the new Movie Mode shutter release (protect in play mode). Next is the Play, Menu, and Info buttons that run along the right hand side of the LCD.

The 4-way controller is used to navigate the menu system, review images/movies in playback, etc. Press it "Up" to adjust the EV compensation in the Auto modes, or change the aperture and shutter speed settings in A/S/M, "Right" for flash mode, "Down" for drive mode , and "Left" to choose the AF mode. The Start/OK button in the center accepts menu selections as well as starts the Live Control and Live Guide functions (depending on the exposure mode). Lastly we have the Delete button. You can also see the built-in speaker.




Secure Digital Storage

olympus_e_pl1_sd.jpgThe E-PL1 is equipped with a Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot and is compatible with any capacity SD or SDHC card. Shown here with a spacious Sandisk Ultra II 4GB SDHC memory card.




I/O Interfaces

olympus_e_pl1_ports.jpgThe I/O ports are on the right side. On the right is a combination port that handles both standard definition A/V OUT (user- selectable NTSC or PAL) for output to a TV monitor as well as USB 2.0 (high-speed) connectivity for transferring files to the host computer. To the left is the Mini HDMI Type C I/O port for full HD output.




Power Source

olympus_e_pl1_battery.jpgThe E-PL1 uses an Olympus PS-BLS1 7.2V 1150mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery pack. It is recharged with the supplied Quick Charger. Olympus claims the battery life is sufficient for capturing 290 frames with the LCD on.

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