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Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download

Over 60 Olympus Pen E-P1 image samples for you to download

UPDATE RAW files now available, see link under each thumbnail

UPDATE Expanded shooting information added to thumbnails below.

The night before we were let loose with E-P1s in Berlin yesterday, some poor Olympus staff had the job of upgrading the firmware of over 300 cameras - to version 1.00. So there were no restrictions imposed on the publication of our E-P1 shots. I've selected over sixty images for you to download. We were blessed, despite the weather forecast for rain, with excellent bright and sunny conditions. Seasoned photographers will know that bright sunny days are actually quite challenging for cameras, so the E-P1 was faced with a tough test.

A 1950s/60s retro theme was the order of the day

Besides general pictures taken with the 17mm pancake and 14-42mm standard zoom, I was able to use an Olympus Zuiko Digital 12-60mm SWD Four Thirds lens using an mount adapter, as well as a Zuiko Digital 8mm fisheye. There are also comparison shoots throughout the ISO range, including some extra shots taken using the new extra-high ISO 6400 setting.

Focal length anomaly

In some shots the exif data erroneously reports a focal length of 16682mm. It looks like this is when the 14-42 standard zoom was set to 42mm. The lens firmware was 1.00, which is release level, so this may be a bug that has yet to be fixed. The problem wasn't restricted to one example of this lens.

RAW files

UPDATEI have now added the matching RAW files for you to download. 'Official' RAW processors compatible with the E-P1 are not yet available at the time of writing. Olympus Master and Olympus Studio will open E-P1 RAW files, but they generate a spurious error message and are displayed with odd aliasing artefacts. Some third party RAW tools may work to a degree, but it's best to wait for products with officially released support.

Noise filter

The first 13 images (not 15 as previously stated) were shot with the JPEG noise filter set to Standard, but all the subsequent images were taken with the noise filter switched off. So images 14 and onwards will show maximum resolution in JPEG format, though more noise.

Shooting mode

Unless otherwise indicated under each thumbnail below, aperture priority mode was used, though some shots were taken with iAuto mode. Pictures taken in Program mode are either Art Filter mode shots, or the final frame of a movie clip recording.

Do post your reactions to these samples and I'll do my best to answer your questions, too.

Use of these images

The sample images are provided for your personal evaluation only and are subject to copyright. If you wish to post them on other websites, please DO NOT link them from our website. Store the image in your own web space and link from there, but please do provide a return link so others can see the rest of the images we have provided.

Click on a thumbnail below to open the full size, Large Fine, camera JPEG:



Image 1: Lens 12-60 SWD, FL-50R flash with diffuser.
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 3.8
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 37 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 2: Lens 12-60 SWD, FL-50R flash with diffuser.
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 3.8
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 37 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 3: Lens 12-60 SWD, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter standard.
Shutter Speed: 1/5 sec
Aperture: f 3.8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 37 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 4: Lens 12-60 SWD, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter standard.
Shutter Speed: 1/10 sec
Aperture: f 3.8
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 37 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 5: Lens 12-60 SWD, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter standard.
Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec
Aperture: f 3.8
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 37 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 6: Lens 12-60 SWD, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter standard.
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f 3.8
ISO: 800
Focal Length: 37 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 7: Lens 12-60 SWD, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter standard.
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 3.8
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 37 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 8: Lens 12-60 SWD, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter standard.
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 3.8
ISO: 3200
Focal Length: 37 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 9: Lens 12-60 SWD, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter standard.
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 3.8
ISO: 6400
Focal Length: 37 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 10: Lens 17mm pancake. iAuto mode.
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 10
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 17 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 11: Lens 17mm pancake. Program mode.
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 4.5
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 17 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 12: Lens 17mm pancake.
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 17 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 13: Lens 17mm pancake.
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 17 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 14: Lens 14-42mm, noise filter from now on - off.
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 15: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 16: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 17: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 18: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 19: Lens 14-42mm, Program mode.
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 10
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 20: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 16 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 21: Lens 14-42mm, iAuto mode.
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 22: Lens 14-42mm. iAuto mode.
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 23: Lens 8mm fisheye.
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 8 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 24: Lens 8mm fisheye.
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 8 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 25: Lens 8mm fisheye.
Shutter Speed: 1/25 sec
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 8 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 26: Lens 8mm fisheye.
Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: f 0
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 0 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 27: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 28: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 29: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 30: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/3200 sec
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 37 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 31: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 32: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 38 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 33: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 34: Lens 14-42mm, Pop Art filter.
Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f 4.5
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 35: Lens 14-42mm, Soft Focus Ary filter.
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 36: Lens 14-42mm, Pale & Light Colour Art filter.
Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 37: Lens 14-42mm, Light Tone Art filter.
Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 38: Lens 14-42mm, Grainy Film Art filter.
Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 39: Lens 14-42mm, Pin Hole Art filter.
Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 40: Lens 14-42mm,
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 41: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 42: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 27 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 43: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 44: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 40 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 45: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 15 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 46: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 47: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 14 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 48: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 26 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 49: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 50: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 22 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 51: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 52: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 53: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 125
Focal Length: 21 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 54: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec
Aperture: f 4.7
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 29 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 55: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 56: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 16682 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 57: Lens 14-42mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 40 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 58: Lens 14-42mm, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter off.
Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 22 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 59: Lens 14-42mm, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter off.
Shutter Speed: 1/4 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 800
Focal Length: 22 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 60: Lens 14-42mm, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter off.
Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 22 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 61: Lens 14-42mm, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter off.
Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 3200
Focal Length: 22 mm
Link to RAW file



Image 62: Lens 14-42mm, hand held ISO test shot, noise filter off.
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 6400
Focal Length: 22 mm
Link to RAW file



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Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download

Four Thirds User editorial team Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
Image samples galore from the new Olympus E-P1 are waiting for you to download and examine. [url=ht... (more)

AndyElliott Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
Thanks! The high ISO images are very impressive. Given that the Nikon D300 is largely viewed as t... (more)

Dummy00001 Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
Thanks a lot for the shots! Indeed very impressing high ISO performance. What I find coolest is the ... (more)

AndyElliott Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
It's mentioned in the article - a firmware bug on the lens when at its widest setting. Andy... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
The ISO 6400 images are very grainy, but banding is not a problem and there is little chroma nois... (more)

Dummy00001 Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
Thanks for pointing that out, Andy. There are way too many way too nice pictures to look at - cou... (more)

dbateman Adapter with 12-60 and 8mm?
In the article you mention that you were able to use an adapter to use the 12-60 and 8mm fisheye. W... (more)

Ian Re: Adapter with 12-60 and 8mm?
As discussed in another thread, I used the Olympus adapter, but I believe it is functionally the ... (more)

joachim Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
Ian, Could you spend a few words on the lenses please? How are they build (plastic, metal, ...).... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
No problem. The lenses are very light, and primarily of plastic construction, though the lens mou... (more)

joachim Thanks.
Thanks. That was quick. Joachim... (more)

zijon Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
Hi How to know which samples are made with certain lens? I'm very interested in 12-60. :) Rega... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
Good point, I will update the samples gallery with notes like which lens was used later today. ... (more)

zijon Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
RAW is not critical at least for me for at the moment. So, if it's time and efforts consuming to ... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
The longest part is the uploading - around 700MB I think! :) Ian... (more)

joachim Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
Ian, The way you describe it and the way it looks on various images posted all over the web, I... (more)

Ian Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
I have now added the lens type for each image in the thumbnail shooting info. Unless otherwise st... (more)

joachim Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
For Info: I tried opening an ORF I downloaded from a different site yesterday with Master 2.11 o... (more)

Ian Re: 62 E-P1 RAW files added to FTU samples gallery
I've now added the 62 RAW files alongside the 62 JPEGs - all 755MB worth of RAW files! I personal... (more)

Thomas Krueger Re: Olympus Pen EP-1 sample images to download
@Ian: On the PanoToolsNG list we are discussing about using the Pen for 360 panorama images. Sigma ... (more)

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