Step up your camera game with today’s Deal of the Day from Amazon that has the new Olympus PEN E-PL112.3MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens (Black) going for only $274.99. You’ll be saving $224.01 (or 45%) from its original listed price of $ 499 and it ships for free with Super Saver Shipping.

The surprisingly small camera body is packed with technology that’s usually found in bigger and bulkier DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, making it a great choice to take great pics while still saving money. This third-generation PEN is built for shutterbugs who always wanted better pictures and considered a DSLR, but were intimidated by the bulky size and complex interface.

The heart of the E-PL1 is a large-size image sensor that’s the same sensor as the one inside the Olympus E-30 and E-620 DSLR models. This high-performance 12.3-megapixel Live MOS image sensor (eight times larger than the average point-and-shoot camera sensor) delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity, and a state-of-the-art amplifier circuit to reduce noise and capture fine image details in both highlight and shadow areas. The E-PL1′s Live MOS image sensor is also complemented by Olympus’ TruePic V Image Processor, which produces clear and colorful photos using all the pixel information for each image to provide the best digital images possible.

There’s a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD with Live View function; Continuous Autofocus (C-AF) tracking system and the ability to capture HD video with high-quality audio that has a new “Direct Button” for easy recording. The E-PL1′s new Live Guide interface simplifies great photography and gets the results you desire at the touch of a button. You can now see results before snapping the image ensures you are getting the shots you want. Also included in the is deal is a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens that’s designed to be more compact and portable like the E-PL1 camera is. In all, the E-PL1 provides a powerful yet simple all-in-one package that wil help you create high-quality memories wherever you go.

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.