Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies
By Julie Adair King
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: July 2010
Pages: 368

Unpack big photo power from this little camera and show off your creativity!

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 offers the tools to capture great photos in automatic mode, or you can take full control of the camera's settings, switch lenses, and shoot like the pros. This friendly, full-color guide helps you get great photos whether you're shooting a kids' birthday party, capturing HD movies, or creating a photo worthy of framing.

  • Go live — explore the Live Guide feature and make creative adjustments in color, focus, and brightness before you shoot

  • Make friends with your lens — get acquainted with the kit lens and learn your way around the Micro Four Thirds lens system

  • Stop and go action — learn to switch instantly from shooting stills to movies and back again

  • Save, print, and share — protect images you want, delete those you don't, transfer photos to your PC, and prepare them for e-mail or printing

  • Take control — explore manual settings and master exposure, color, and depth of field

Open the book and find:

  • Insight into controlling the exposure trio: f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO

  • How to use "almost automatic" modes like iAuto

  • Ways to add special effects in ART mode

  • Tips for shooting memorable landscapes

  • Steps for capturing portraits, close-ups, and action shots

  • Secrets for overriding auto-exposure

  • Cool ways to control color

  • How to make audio notes on still images

Learn to:

  • Understand and use all the camera'scontrols

  • Manipulate focus, color, and exposure for great shots in any setting

  • Expand your creativity with special-purpose features


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