Olympus PEN E-P1 + 14-42mm lens £369.99 @ Currys or Dixons - HotUKDeals
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My first ever post please be gentle and vote for it. This is a very decent camera, if you know what it's capable of. Because of the interchangeable lens system this micro 4/3 camera can utilise a whole lot of legend lens ( old style manual focus lens) together with the in-built body stabilisation this will be awesome.
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#1
Good deal for an excellent camera
#2
Lovely little camera, you won't regret picking one up at this price
#3
Since there is no flash built in, you really need to spend another £150+ for the flash.

This model was offered with a free flash for little more, but this offer has now finished.

It's not a complete camera without a flash.
#4
Hmm, I ordered but have received no confirmation and my login doesn't work. Quidco has tracked though, something not right here.
#5
wow that a pretty good price considering when it was first debut it was selling for double that.
banned#6
pet2000
Since there is no flash built in, you really need to spend another £150+ for the flash.


Isn't it a standard hotshoe connection? If so, you can pick a decent flash up for £50. Even less if you look around on Ebay
#7
GREAT price. Heat added. Although it has no viewfinder or flash (either can be added via the hotshoe but not both) hence I went for the Lumix G1.
#8
Good to see prices for big sensor compacts coming down :)

I guess they are getting rid of old stock now as they now have the near identical E-P2 which has the optional VF2 electronic viewfinder support.

Also available at Jacobs with 17mm f/2.8 pancake prime with VF1 optical viewfinder for £399

http://www.jacobsdigital.co.uk/index.php?target=products&product_id=53968


I have just purchased the GF1 with 14-45 which is on special offer at Comet for £449 but this is a better deal.
#9
I think this is a better deal, as you get the 17mm pancake lens + external viewfinder for only £30 more:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/696654/olympus-e-p1-17mm-f2-8-pancake-lens
#10
Amazing price, would be gutted if I'd bought this last year at the £900 mark. I've bought the EPL1 and have to say its the best camera I've owned,the JPG straight from camera are fantastic. Have no doubt the EP1 are similar - go buy!
#11
For those of you who own the full 4/3 lenses for the larger Olympus cameras, Olympus UK are offering a FREE adapter by redemption at the moment. Its called the MMF1 and converts all 4/3 system lenses to the micro 4/3 format including all the electronics unlike some of the cheap chinese copies!!!

http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/208_23136.htm

its worth about £115 RRP

Have to say i like the retro style and size of the PEN. I have some of the old 35mm PEN cameras and they were revolutionary in their day.

Like others have said, the E-P1 is old stock now and replaced with E-PL1 so many retailers will be clearing their shelves sooner or later!
#12
OOS now, sadly.
#13
A nice looking camera but for the price I think an entry level DSLR is the better choice. The sensor on a DSLR is larger so you'll get better picture quality with less noise and greater high ISO capabilities. Also a DSLR will have a proper optical viewfinder, wider range of lenses, faster shutter speeds, faster continuous shooting capabilities... and the list goes on. It's not as if the Olympus PEN EP-1 is that much smaller than some of the entry level DSLR's. More than likely if you bought the Olympus you'd carry it in a camera bag anyway, so why not just get a proper DSLR that has less compromises.
#14
goliath
A nice looking camera but for the price I think an entry level DSLR is the better choice. The sensor on a DSLR is larger so you'll get better picture quality with less noise and greater high ISO capabilities. Also a DSLR will have a proper optical viewfinder, wider range of lenses, faster shutter speeds, faster continuous shooting capabilities... and the list goes on. It's not as if the Olympus PEN EP-1 is that much smaller than some of the entry level DSLR's. More than likely if you bought the Olympus you'd carry it in a camera bag anyway, so why not just get a proper DSLR that has less compromises.


I would say a majority of people who purchase this type of camera already own a D-SLR and want a "smaller" package for travel or get rid of the "Big" camera bag.
#15
This is actually available again.

I've noticed with Dixons group (when I was looking for a Canon 7D) that stock often re-appears in the mornings, almost like they do an overnight stocktake.

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