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Olympus E-PL1 Compact System Camera - £298.70 Delivered @ Amazon

£298.70 @ Amazon
* Extremely small and light-weight Micro Four Thirds System with accessory port * Easiest operation with Live Guide and iEnhance * Integrated flash * HD Movie and HDMI control … Read More
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6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
* Extremely small and light-weight Micro Four Thirds System with accessory port
* Easiest operation with Live Guide and iEnhance
* Integrated flash
* HD Movie and HDMI control
* 6 Art Filters, Multi Exposure function and Multi-Aspect ratios

Also available in other colours.
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#1
RRP £674,tempted tempted,tempted !!
#2
toddy888
RRP £674,tempted tempted,tempted !!


inflated rrp i think, but still a good price
#3
toddy888
RRP £674,tempted tempted,tempted !!



that price maybe was true before it came out. as the first price was 540 something when it came out.

this is still the best price around as it's 40 pounds or so cheaper subject to warranty etc, so the choice is yours.
suspended#4
Bit out of my price range, seeing as I'm not a photographer. Good deal it seems.
#5
Looks like it goes for £50 cheaper than that brand new on eBay...Of course you may not want to buy it on eBay. Think I won't vote either way :3
#6
Boopop
Looks like it goes for £50 cheaper than that brand new on eBay...Of course you may not want to buy it on eBay. Think I won't vote either way :3



i think those come from hongkong?
#7
Nice and retro in white.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ELiEAzf1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
1 Like #8
Olympus have reduced the price of the E-PL1; £299 is supposedly the new RRP. Quoting Photography Blog... "Olympus UK has reduced the price of the Olympus PEN E-PL1 compact system camera to £299.99. Announced slightly over a year ago, the Olympus E-PL1 hit the shelves at a price of £549.99 - thus, the new price is £250 less than what early adopters had to pay for it at launch."

A little more detail here...although, interestingly, it's still showing as £399 on the Olympus UK website.

No vote cast.
#10
Also £299.95 from John Lewis
Here
#11
Was £380 on Amazon with a 40-150mm(£150) lens as well as the 14-42mm lens, so probably better to wait til it comes back to that price, has done on a couple of occasions.

http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Olympus-PL1-Compact-System-Camera/product/B0048027OK
#12
Its £298.70 now at Amazon
#13
Do not impulse buy this camera. It takes great pictures, but the autofocus is painfully slow. Consider the Panasonic GF1, also.
1 Like #14
leafmulch
Do not impulse buy this camera. It takes great pictures, but the autofocus is painfully slow. Consider the Panasonic GF1, also.

Might be painfully slow for one photographer out of 100. 99 others will not even notice , like me and I have this and the zoom lens kit for £380 and I have found no problem with autofocus. Considering that every buyer has about 10-20 key personal choice criteria there is not one camera that has all the criteria met unless one spends £800+.
#15
ahenry
Its £298.70 now at Amazon
Really...I don't see it.
#16
Nice looking camera with a lot going for it - but the four-thirds aspect ratio puts me right off these camera systems, here's the guff from Wiki:

"The Four Thirds system used a 4:3 image aspect ratio, in common with other compact digital cameras but unlike APS-C or full-frame DSLRs which usually adhere to the 3:2 aspect ratio of the traditional 35 mm format. Thus "The Four Thirds refers to both the size of the imager and the aspect ratio of the sensor".[4] Note that actual size of the chip is considerably less than 4/3 of an inch, the length of the diagonal being only 22.5 mm."
#17
Shine600
Nice looking camera with a lot going for it - but the four-thirds aspect ratio puts me right off these camera systems, here's the guff from Wiki:

"The Four Thirds system used a 4:3 image aspect ratio, in common with other compact digital cameras but unlike APS-C or full-frame DSLRs which usually adhere to the 3:2 aspect ratio of the traditional 35 mm format. Thus "The Four Thirds refers to both the size of the imager and the aspect ratio of the sensor".[4] Note that actual size of the chip is considerably less than 4/3 of an inch, the length of the diagonal being only 22.5 mm."


this and most micro four thirds cameras will shoot in 16:9 and 3:2
#18
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusepl1/page2.asp


Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default), 3:2, 16:9, 6:6
#19
That's true - my little Sony W35 allows in-camera cropping of the sensor, too. I was intrigued by somethng on Wiki called 'multi-aspect capability' which seems a far more elegant solution::

"The 2009 MFT camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 extends the aspect ratio capabilities to native 16:9 and 3:2 image formats, by incorporating a bigger sensor matrix that uses the full diagonal of the image circle in all three formats. This is called multiaspect capability."
#20
leafmulch
Do not impulse buy this camera. It takes great pictures, but the autofocus is painfully slow. Consider the Panasonic GF1, also.

There is a firmware update that improves the autofocus speed. Maybe the version you tried was on the original firmware? I haven't tried one myself so it is possible it is still comparitively slow with the new firmware, just passing it on for info

http://www.olympus-europa.com/consumer/21693_pen-camera_e-pl1_firmware_updates_23029.htm
#21
Sorry, I'm probably not up on the latest FW changes - I tried it myself over a year ago and read reviews that stated the same. I ended up going for the Panny GF1 with f1.7 20mm and it's been for me the perfect camera. I've even got an adapter and have been using our old OM lenses which adds to the fun. Didn't mean to put across that this camera is in anyway 'flawed' just to check that it does what you need.
#22
How would a Panasonic Lumix G10 compare to this?

G10 (also around £300)..
#23
Expired - Now only available with Marketplace Seller - LambdaTek ComponentShop. For a higher price of £335.75.
1 Like #24
Shambolic
How would a Panasonic Lumix G10 compare to this?

[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.currys.co.uk%2Fgbuk%2Fpanasonic-lumix-dmc-g10-micro-four-thirds-digital-camera-14-42mm-zoom-lens-06823995-pdt.html]G10 (also around £300)..[/url]


both would be good, if you hunt around you might also find Olympus E-p1 and Panasonic GF1 deals

http://snapsort.com/compare/Olympus_PEN_E-PL1-vs-Panasonic_Lumix_DMC-G10

take this with a pinch of salt though.. but as a rough guide its probably ok

for instance - the Image Quality number is straight off Dxo mark - a can of worms in itself - so don't get too bogged down in that.. but as a rough guide probably ok
#25
Firmware Version 1.1 – 22 April 2010 improved the autofocus. The one that I got from Amazon already has it installed at manufacturing.

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