Hands on: Olympus Pen E-P1 review

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CONNECTIVITY: On the camera there's a mini-HDMI USB slot

Dominating the back of the camera is the ample-sized LCD screen. At three inches, the screen is plenty big enough to view your images and take your shots with. As it's a HyperCrystal display, it's bright too (and LiveScreen) but don't go expecting touchscreen as all the controls are situated to the right of the display.

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CLICK-WHEEL: The button layout is simple, with a click wheel dominating

You have four button options down the right-hand side of the camera's back: AEL/AFL, Playback, Delete and Menu. Next to these are an Fn and Info button, and then you have a circular option button for ISO, autofocus, multiple shooting and white balance.

For the more experience photographer, there are numerous ways you can tweak your shots.

Click the Okay button, found on the back of the camera, and you are confronted with a veritable wall of options. Here picture sized can be changed (large, medium or small with the option to stay with the RAW file format for all sizes), autofocus meddled with and ISO can be tweaked with - up 6400.

There are myriad more options available and all are accompanied with a helpful graphic so even the uninitiated should be able to delve in and have a play.

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SD CARD: The SD card slot for the camera is hidden at the bottom

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.