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Olympus E-PL1 Compact System Camera - Black (14-42mm Black Lens Kit) £458.50 less £75 cashback @ Amazon
Olympus E-PL1 Compact System Camera - Black (14-42mm Black Lens Kit) £458.50 less £75 cashback @ Amazon

Olympus E-PL1 Compact System Camera - Black (14-42mm Black Lens Kit) £458.50 less £75 cashback @ Amazon

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Not really sure if it is a good deal. Olympus is offering £75 cashback for each new purchased E-PL1 body/kit between 1st July 2010 and 31st August 2010 inclusive.
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Also available in other colors at different prices:

Red: amazon.co.uk/Oly…1-8

White: amazon.co.uk/Oly…1-9

Champagne: amazon.co.uk/Oly…-10

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great camera! worth every penny.

good price but would still prefer an nx10 as it has a built-in viewfinder albeit an electronic one

There is a rumour going around that Olympus may be about to ditch the 4/3 system. I must emphasise that this is just a rumour but, it is worthwhile being cautious until it is confirmed or otherwise. Either way the E-PL1 is a very good, although expensive, camera.

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good price but would still prefer an nx10 as it has a built-in viewfinder … good price but would still prefer an nx10 as it has a built-in viewfinder albeit an electronic one


I've never got hands on either of them, but according to dpreview, nx10 has worse sensor performance and I'm not so sure about the NX system.

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There is a rumour going around that Olympus may be about to ditch the 4/3 … There is a rumour going around that Olympus may be about to ditch the 4/3 system. I must emphasise that this is just a rumour but, it is worthwhile being cautious until it is confirmed or otherwise. Either way the E-PL1 is a very good, although expensive, camera.


I think the rumour was Oly is going to use the traditional 4/3 system only for professional cameras, not the consumer ones like E520. I think the beauty of the micro 4/3 system is that, it takes almost any lenses from other manufacturers with proper adaptors. I have to agree that E-PL1 is bit expensive tho.

qinyanggl - The rumour I have heard is that Olympus may move towards full frame cameras like other manufacturers. This is very unlikely to affect small compact cameras but it might apply to higher end cameras like the E-PL1 and their DSLRs. I would wait until I knew what was happening before I bought an Oly. I have used Olympus cameras for many years and if you do decide to buy an E-PL1 you will probably be satisfied because they make great cameras but, if you are investing in a whole system I think that it would be wise to wait until the future was clearer so that you don't wind up with a dead end product.

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qinyanggl - The rumour I have heard is that Olympus may move towards full … qinyanggl - The rumour I have heard is that Olympus may move towards full frame cameras like other manufacturers. This is very unlikely to affect small compact cameras but it might apply to higher end cameras like the E-PL1 and their DSLRs. I would wait until I knew what was happening before I bought an Oly. I have used Olympus cameras for many years and if you do decide to buy an E-PL1 you will probably be satisfied because they make great cameras but, if you are investing in a whole system I think that it would be wise to wait until the future was clearer so that you don't wind up with a dead end product.


Thank you so much for your kindest advice. I currently own an E-P1 already and am very happy with its build & image quality. Its small and versitile and the amazing thing is I can use it with my old Carl Zeiss collection. The kit lenses are not so good though, and when using with the old lenses, a conversion rate of 2 must be applied, but I think it's worth the money.
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