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Photo review Olympus PEN-EPL1

Photo review Olympus PEN-EPL1
Website: Olympus
Price: $440 @ Amazon
Why you need one: Some say that the best camera is the one that you have on you.  However, the unfortunate truth is that the most handy camera–the cell phone camera–just isn’t good enough. Whether you have a Blackberry, iPhone or Android, your cell phone camera simply wont match up to a simple point and shoot, let alone a higher end camera out in the field.  The Olympus PEN-EPL1 is part of a new breed of cameras, offering most of the benefits of higher end DSLR models in a smaller body and at a fraction of the price.
Quick Stats: 14-42mm Micro Four Thirds, LensLive View on 2.7″ LCD Display, Live Guide Image Manipulation, 12 Megapixels, 19 Automatic Scene-Select Modes, HD Movies (720p), 6 In-Camera Art Filters, 3 In-Body Image Stabilization Modes.
  • There are a lot of options that can confuse a non-professional. But in auto mode even a newbie will be just fine.
  • The EPL1 doesn’t focus well in dim settings–it needs contrast to focus, but otherwise takes great photos (samples below).
Disclaimer: Olympus sent us a demo unit for review.
6 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Looks sharp! I like the boxiness of it, gives it a retro old-school SLR feel.

  2. But i wonder what does blackberry have to do with cameras.. haha

  3. Lol I was wondering the same thing.

  4. My wife is the camera geek in our house. I will definitely show her this one.

  5. BAH!
    i just bought a new DSLR!!!

    but I can always get a second camera 😉

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