Olympus E-PL1 12mp Micro four thirds Camera and 14-42 lens £184.99 Argos
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Olympus E-PL1 12mp Micro four thirds Camera and 14-42 lens £184.99 Argos

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Found 14th Aug 2012
I have a very similar Panasonic G series and think these are pretty good too. Not many of them about so you might have to go to a further Argos but if you can get one the price for this doesn't seem too bad to me.

Might even by one for the parents!

Comes with the 14-42 lens, not the best but I get very good results with my Panny and the Olympus has supposedly got slightly better glass on it.
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2 @ Hanley Extra
1 @ Stoke Festival Park
1 @ Leek
1 @ Buxton
1 @ Uttoxeter
was posted several times before and you'll be very lucky if you can still get hold of one.
There were none the first couple of times this was posted and 3 have just turned up in stores local to me so have one reserved, so i would assume more stock is coming in
Well I'm sticking with the G10 as it was £135 all in so unbeatable but this is supposed to be a little better!

Good deal if you can find one then, I had 3 stores near me this morning that had them (east midlands)
I got this to go with my othe M43 unit. Total bargain and very very capable camera.

My Flickr flickr.com/pho…ne/.

The last few shots I posted were taken with this very camera from Argos and includes long exposures of 30 - 60 seconds night shots and other Edinburgh Festival stuff giving a good indication of the possibilities this camera can produce.

If you can get 1 get it. Read the manual and enjoy. Worth evey penny


Renagade27
Edited by: "renagade27" 14th Aug 2012
cold, not an iphone
Great deal but posted more than once before and very little stock.
It records video but "the maximum recording time is 7 minutes". WTF use is that?
heat! 1 left in my local argos
renagade27

I got this to go with my othe M43 unit. Total bargain and very very … I got this to go with my othe M43 unit. Total bargain and very very capable camera. My Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/icemanonline/. The last few shots I posted were taken with this very camera from Argos and includes long exposures of 30 - 60 seconds night shots and other Edinburgh Festival stuff giving a good indication of the possibilities this camera can produce. If you can get 1 get it. Read the manual and enjoy. Worth evey pennyRenagade27


Great shots on the link. Was stuck between this and the GF2. Ended up with GF2. Still don't know if I have the right camera. Cheers for the link.
bit ugly isn it ?
It records video but "the maximum recording time is 7 minutes". WTF use is that?
ultrak3wl

It records video but "the maximum recording time is 7 minutes". WTF use … It records video but "the maximum recording time is 7 minutes". WTF use is that?


why would you want a SINGLE scene to be larger than say a minute or so?
quant

why would you want a SINGLE scene to be larger than say a minute or so?



If you are "making a movie" then maybe not but I don't know how to do that. I frequently record family events, dance shows, other things, go well over a poxy 7 minutes. That is hopeless.
ultrak3wl

If you are "making a movie" then maybe not but I don't know how to do … If you are "making a movie" then maybe not but I don't know how to do that. I frequently record family events, dance shows, other things, go well over a poxy 7 minutes. That is hopeless.


that must be crap to watch. in any case, you can just press stop and start ...
Nearest stock to me is 1 in Barry and 2 in Bridgend - bit too far
ultrak3wl

If you are "making a movie" then maybe not but I don't know how to do … If you are "making a movie" then maybe not but I don't know how to do that. I frequently record family events, dance shows, other things, go well over a poxy 7 minutes. That is hopeless.




If you were making a movie I would probably buy a dedicated HD camcorder - not this! This is a M43 camera with video not a Camcorder HD that takes snapshots!! There is a difference.


renagade27
I bought one of these and I'm impressed. It all works well and Ive taken some nice snaps. Ive shown it to some of my colleagues and they were impressed by some features such as live view and that histogram display before taking the shot. i love it.
Great camera, i like it! I always love Japanese DC
7 minute limit is 2gb video in .avi format. Even best digital cameras record max 29.59 mins. This is due to different EU tax bands for cameras and camcorders. My hx7v does this, but a US spec one is unlimited for instance. Thank the inland revenue!
when it comes to shooting video,I shoot short clips and then use editing software to trim and stitch them together. I take notes of each clip associated with filename. Far easier to manage and archive. Shooting long clips is very boring to watcg in my experience. Extracting short clips from long footage is rather inefficient You have to watch the lot to spot the good bits. But these days I hardly shoot any video. My friends and family prefer stills for memories.
...anyway this camera is cool! the camera bag that argos give away is very light and is more of a cover than a bag. Some will want to invest in a sturdier weather proof bag. The free memory card is only 4gb - Fine for a few raw stills. I think something much bigger can be bought for litle money
Just reserved one - a few left in Hull stores.
Reviews are generally very favourable ,especially as an upgrade fom a point and shoot, and made at much higher cost price.
Just checked...one left in cheshunt store
hi, looking a replacement for a panasonic tz10 that swallowed too much saltwater, how does this compare
tz10 has one lens , CCD detector, is good for superzoom and compact style. I dont have one but I hear theyre very good quality. The Olympus is a very different camera with interchangable lens, CMOS detector (better in low light) and is Designed to accomodate those wanting to dabble with photography such as Aperture and shutter priority. Its a bit bulkier than a tz10, but less bulky than a DSLR.
josephobrien2000

tz10 has one lens , CCD detector, The Olympus is a very different … tz10 has one lens , CCD detector, The Olympus is a very different camera with interchangable lens, CMOS detector (better in low light)



CMOS better than CCD in low light?
Isn't that a little back to front, although the difference can be negligible now.

Low light cameras, e.g. for astrophotography are/were usually CCD because of the higher sensitivity.

Not that the PL1 wouldn't be better in low light because of the larger sensor.

The Olympus micro 4/3 cameras also have in body stabilisation so you can benefit from this using any lens.
I almost bought a PL1 when they were £150 a while back but I decided it wasn't worth having a Panasonic and Olympus micro 4/3 of the same sort of ability/sensor generation.
i stand corrected. Googling ccd vs cmos does indeed reveal ccd is more sensitive for an equivalent sized cmos.
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