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Olympus Pen E-PL1 front angle

Summary

Our Score

9/10

User Score

Review Price £278.00

Olympus Pen E-PL1 - Test Shots - Detail And Lens Performance

A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.

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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo


Since the E-PL1 is more like a compact than a DSLR I've used my usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture. File size 5.9MB.

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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo

The picture quality from the 12.3MP Four-Thirds sensor is superb, with tons of fine detail and no compression problems.

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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo

The kit lens produces almost no barrel distortion at wide angle.

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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo

Centre sharpness is excellent.

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Olympus Pen E-PL1 test photo

Corner sharpness is also very good, with no blurring and only a hint of chromatic aberration.

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