Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera leaks

Jun 8, 2009
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Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera leaks

Olympus' E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera has shown up in the wild, complete with a a 17mm f2.8 prime lens.  Details regarding the camera are scant - in fact these images are pretty much all we have to go on - but it's suggested that Olympus will release the E-P1 in July this year.

Size comparison diagram after the cut

The Micro Four Thirds system was created by Olympus and Panasonic, as a way to fit DSLR sensors into a smaller chassis.  Not all the cameras are going to be as retro as the E-P1, though; back at PMA we spent some time with the thoroughly modern Panasonic DMC-GH1.

Seeing as it's tricky to envisage exactly how large or how small the E-P1 is from a single photo, jdhodges.com put together a comparison shot.  Click on the image below for a full-size version.

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[via Gizmodo]


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