Oly E-P1 nice, but could have been so much more

Started Jun 17, 2009 | Discussions thread
doady Senior Member • Posts: 1,793
Three command dials

...is unnecessary, in my opinion. Most of us only have two hands.

EVF is not really an improvement. A higher resolution LCD would be more useful and less costly, and not add to the bulk of the camera. Only an optical viewfinder would be true improvement over LCD, and it is useless for certain fixed, non-exotic focal lengths anyways so it is not worth it either.

IMO, the Olympus E-P1 design is much better as is. Not only because the size is smaller but also because the flash hotshoe is flush with the top of the body.

It is better that the viewfinder and flash be optional. The camera should be customizable to suit each one's needs.

The design of the E-P1 seems impressive, retro and functional at the same time, much better than the ho-hum Panasonic G1. The solid, all-metal body is also refreshing considering all the plastic cameras out there.

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