Love the EPL-7, hate the marketing

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Love the EPL-7, hate the marketing

What a great looking little camera. Pluses are:

Metal body

Looks like a small EP5 which is a classic looking camera

Physically small

Has a programmable thumb wheel

Great launch price

Great sensor

Minuses are:

Marketing this great little camera as a selfie camera. They may as well have named it the Olympus Narcissus I, the way they are carrying on about it being a camera for selfies. What a dumb idea to send a message to keen photographers who are their market that its a camera aimed at iPhone hipsters who would not be seen dead using one to begin with. Anyway those iPhone users would take one look at the UI and chuck it away. They would tolerate Olys hopeless UI after using iPhones for years.

FYI Olympus marketing people, the last thing in the world I want to take photos of is my ugly old mug pulling faces in exotic locations. Grow up.

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