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Retro design

Khaki traveler

Relatively compact

Traditional layout

Beige in back

Lens compactor

Recessed mode dial

Remember!

Optional optical viewfinder

Four Thirds adapter

Using older lenses

Flat flash

Hot shoe flash

Lens caps

Old-fashioned strap

17mm prime

Matching colors

The body feels very well-made, and is comfortable to shoot with.
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The E-P1 comes in two two-tone bodies; black-and-silver and white-and-beige.
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The body alone is a similar size as compact enthusiast models like the Canon PowerShot G10 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
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Despite the retro design, the control layout and menus are typical digital camera. The four-way navigation buttons are part of a dial, and you can use the zoom scroller to navigate as well.
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The two-tone design carries across the back of the camera.
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The 14-42mm lens is ingeniously designed to retract into a smaller footprint when not in use.
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The recessed mode dial gives the top a nice clean look, and Olympus doesn't crowd it with more features than can comfortably fit.
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I found this a bit odd.
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The optional viewfinder only works with the 17mm lens. The lack of an eye-level viewfinder is a mixed blessing; yes, it keeps the camera smaller than models like the G10, but many people will miss the viewfinder.
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An optional adapter allows you to use Four Thirds system lenses on the E-P1.
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If you've got OM-1 lenses, there's an adapter for that too.
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The lack of on-camera flash is a big drawback for the E-P1, though Olympus offers an optional hot-shoe flash with a relatively compact profile.
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The optional flash on the camera.
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Colorful vintage lens caps are also available.
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Opt for the old-fashioned strap to keep the vintage theme going.
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Olympus offers a 17mm lens kit (34mm equivalent) with the optional optical viewfinder.
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In an unusual move, Olympus offers versions of the lenses that match the different body colors.
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