Although it is made of solid metal is present, but not in the optical axis. Is a quick release plate is screwed to block this access to the battery and memory card slot on the camera bottom. This compartment houses a source of energy with a capacity of 1,150 mAh, which is just good for about 300 shots Olympus PEN E-PL1 . The menu structure of the Pen E-PL1 is a bit confusing and sometimes confused with a crude mix of catchy little difficult to understand terms and symbols. As a frequent sight in the manual is necessary, the content is unfortunately not open up right away.
A key advantage of the equipment series from Olympus Pen is the high-quality recording technology in a compact housing for interchangeable lenses. However, the compactness had been its price, the older cameras Olympus Pen E-PL1 have [Photo: Media North] no flash on board. The E-PL1, the Olympus engineers have now succeeded in this case also very handy to integrate a flash. And not only that, the little light thanks to a donor jumps tricky folding mechanism out extremely high. So far removed he is a nice piece from the optical axis, thus avoiding the danger flashed red eyes. However, the mini-flash (measured) with a guide number of 6.3 is not very potent. As befits a true system camera offers the Pen E-PL1, however, an accessory shoe for more powerful flash units. What's more, the internal mini flash can even act as a wireless controller for proper system flash units. Regardless of whether the internal or an external flash unit is used - the Pen E-PL1 provides all possible flash modes, such as synchronization to the second curtain or a manual power control.