Olympus PEN E-PL1

Announced Feb 3, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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At a current street price of about $120.00 USD (body only) the E-pl1 is the best deal in a digital back for manual legacy lenses available today. At base ISO up to about ISO 800, its JPEG image quality is comparable to or exceeds entry level crop sensor DSLR's and its superior live view performance gives accurate WYSIWYG viewing before you take the shot. The E-pl1's native 4/3 format makes it an excellent portrait camera when coupled to a vintage, fast 50mm lens (100mm full frame field of ...

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danijel973
 
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I bought this camera because I was cycling at the time and needed something almost pocketable, but with enough dynamic range for bright sunshine shots, and with the ability to control depth of field better than a cellphone. Also, I wanted to experiment with using old Minolta lenses on a digital body. Build quality and general ergonomics are very much like Canon A-series of compact cameras - meaning, they are nothing to write home about. It's not a photographer's camera, that's for sure, but ...

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sovelo2002
 
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it's very good camera in this class. I will say I will keep it for, you know. I use Raw Format all the time, and kit lens 14-45mm is not too bad, only if you know how to process it behind your shooting.

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EvoKin
 
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When pair with Lumix 20mm, this was my go to camera all the time. Love the IQ. Problems: Slow AF with kit lens. With Lumix 20mm, it helped but the AF still hunts when shooting in a dim situation.

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Ciddi Biri
 
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When i use my pl1 many many times i missed focus. I have many blur photos because of this. Body+lens size a littlebit big. It's looks like almost normal d-slr. Generally camera slow working. I thinking cpu unit is not enaught.

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Gorpalm
 
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Bought this only a couple of months ago, ex-demo model that was being cleared so got it for a steal. For a model nearly two years old there was little expectation of being wowed, just thought it'd be fun to try it out at the price of a discounted mid-range compact. Surprisingly am really, really enjoying using this, so much so at the moment am leaving my normal walkabout Samsung NX10/30mm at home in favour of this. Funny - Screen is much poorer (so much so that when first using the Olympus ...

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Nagaraj Ramanand
 
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Hi, Very good gear, the results are as good as any good SLR. Easy to handle. It will take some time to get used all the menus. Problems: Without View finder the camera is not complete, Should have VF- 2 as part of standard attachement.

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I got this camera almost 2 years ago as Replacement for my Nikon D300. I was tired of the bulk with the DSLR related stuff. Being only a hobbyshooter with 2 little Kids led me to a System with fewer bulk, fast(ish) autofocus and superb picture quality without RAW processing. Meanwhile I have extended my m4/3 Camerazoo: There is an EP-2, a GF1 and a GH-2. Each of them with different advantages and nearly no real disadvantages. The EPL-1 has still its place and delivers stunning pictures. I ...

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My review is based on Kit Lens only! Pros: -Small, handy body size, solid in hand. -Good picture quality in good light, at par to Nikon D5100. -Low price, about US$399. -Good sharpness kit lens. Personal oppinion to whom may concern:- If you are considering to buy an entry lever DSLR or this EPL-1 , i personally advice you to go direct to DSLR! The reason is clear in the pro and con, the end result we want still very basic,the picture quality output in BOTH bright "AND" Low light stuation, ...

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