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LCD resolution of the Olympus E-P1

The rear LCD screen of the Olympus PEN E-P1 has a resolution of 230,000 dots and measures 3.0 inches across its diagonal. A high-resolution display offers a clearer and crisper user experience than a lower pixel screen, notably during live view framing and image review. While the physical size of the LCD is naturally limited by the space that is available on the back of the camera, the resolution of the rear screen has continued to increase over time, with new camera models often featuring nicer rear panels as one of the key arguments for a camera upgrade.

Olympus E-P1 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 3.0 inch
LCD Resolution 230k dots
LCD Attachment Fixed screen
Touch Input No touchscreen

In terms of screen handling characteristics, the LCD of the Olympus E-P1 is not touch sensitive and is fixed to the body.

Back side of the Olympus E-P1 with LCD

E-P1 and credit card rear side

As can be seen from the rear-side image, the 3.0-inch LCD occupies a large part of the backside of the camera. For comparison, the diagonal on a standard credit card measures 4 inches.

Camera to camera comparisons

The Olympus PEN E-P1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was revealed to the public in June 2009 and is equipped with a Four Thirds sensor. It offers a resolution of 12.2 megapixel. In the United States, the Olympus E-P1 was initially launched at a price of $799.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Olympus E-P1 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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LCD and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Olympus E-P1none n3.0 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n Y
2.
 
Olympus E-P3optional n3.0 / 614 fixed Y 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
3.
 
Olympus E-PL2optional n3.0 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
4.
 
Olympus E-PL3optional n3.0 / 460 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y
5.
 
Olympus E-PL1optional n2.7 / 230 fixed n 1/2000s 3.0 Y Y
6.
 
Olympus E-620optical n2.7 / 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
7.
 
Olympus E-P2optional n3.0 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n Y
8.
 
Olympus E-520optical n2.7 / 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y Y
9.
 
Panasonic G10202 n3.0 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 2.6 Y n
10.
 
Panasonic GF1optional n3.0 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
11.
 
Panasonic GH11440 n3.0 / 460 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

One feature that differentiates the E-P1 from many older cameras is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The E-P1 reduces the risk of handshake-induced blur with all attached lenses, while cameras without IBIS have to rely on optical image stabilization in OIS-equipped lenses to achieve the same effect.

In case you would like to check on the differences and similarities with other camera models, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Olympus E-P1
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date June 2009
    Launch Price USD 799
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 225 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 12.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 032 x 3 024 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.29 μm
    Pixel Density 5.42 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 720/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6 400 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic V
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 55
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 10.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 536
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    V-logging Friendliness No front-flip
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDHC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot
    UHS card support no
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type BLS-1 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)300 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 121 x 70 x 36 mm
    (4.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 in)
    Camera Weight 355 g (12.5 oz)

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