Olympus PEN E-PL1 Compact System Camera in Black with 14-42mm Lens £169.95 @ Jessops INSTORE ONLY
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Olympus PEN E-PL1 Compact System Camera in Black with 14-42mm Lens £169.95 @ Jessops INSTORE ONLY

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Found 13th Sep 2012
Very hot deal. Found this in their Watford store. They had 2 in stock on clearance. National clearance deal according to the young female sales assistant. Definitely comes with the 14-42mm kit lens.

Went over 300 degrees last week when £175 at Argos (Now out of stock almost everywhere.

I've had one for almost a year and it is a stunning piece of kit for the money.

I've taken a (camera phone) pic...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21978111@N02/7983473170/

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Link to the deal is wrong.

Sort out your laces!

Cannot be that many in the Jessops network but is a great 4/3rd camera to make use of those old 35mm camera lenses such as a Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f1.2 superbright lens photo taken using ISO 200 and 1/320 sec at King's College, London. Note that the blue sky is the natural from the Olympus sensor, no photoshop and no lens filter used for this. I find the E-PL1 sensor gives very rich blue sky.
http://i46.tinypic.com/t6rzic.jpg
Edited by: "splender" 13th Sep 2012

Plus another one of the very fast moving dynamic neon display at Picadilly Circus taken using ISO 1000 at 1/320 sec of e-pl1 plus the same Rokkor-X lens 50mm (making it equivalent to 100mm in the old 35mm format camera speak)
http://i46.tinypic.com/6qxzko.jpg

hypnotic

Link to the deal is wrong.



"INSTORE ONLY", innit!
Edited by: "Shoesize" 13th Sep 2012

splender

Cannot be that many in the Jessops network but is a great 4/3rd camera to … Cannot be that many in the Jessops network but is a great 4/3rd camera to make use of those old 35mm camera lenses such as a Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f1.2 superbright lens photo taken using ISO 200 and 1/320 sec at King's College, London. Note that the blue sky is the natural from the Olympus sensor, no photoshop and no lens filter used for this. I find the E-PL1 sensor gives very rich blue sky.



Are you mad?

There's banding all over that "sky". Totally fake looking. Awful.

Indeed. I agree. Why post such poor photos? Terrible advert for the camera

that sky pic is only 130k so the quality is awful its obviously not the true picture.

Cool. I have some Jessops vouchers to spend. Just the trouble of finding one.

tragictramp

that sky pic is only 130k so the quality is awful its obviously not the … that sky pic is only 130k so the quality is awful its obviously not the true picture.

I compressed JPEG by a further 70% from the original JPEG photo straight from camera to 500kb and 250kb to save loading time. Then tinypic image hosting web site adjusted the pixels yet again to its default setting, whatever that is! Just to illustrate the results of how old manual lenses could be used with the E-PL1 (any micro 4/3 camera).


splender

I compressed JPEG by a further 70% from the original JPEG photo straight … I compressed JPEG by a further 70% from the original JPEG photo straight from camera to 500kb and 250kb to save loading time. Then tinypic image hosting web site adjusted the pixels yet again to its default setting, whatever that is! Just to illustrate the results of how old manual lenses could be used with the E-PL1 (any micro 4/3 camera).



was trying to point out that.

no point posting those pics

:pI have had one of these for a couple of years, not the fastest but sut still the quality of the image is stunning especially at this price. Voted HOT........................
Edited by: "JayintheUK" 14th Sep 2012

splender

I compressed JPEG by a further 70% from the original JPEG photo straight … I compressed JPEG by a further 70% from the original JPEG photo straight from camera to 500kb and 250kb to save loading time. Then tinypic image hosting web site adjusted the pixels yet again to its default setting, whatever that is! Just to illustrate the results of how old manual lenses could be used with the E-PL1 (any micro 4/3 camera).



Point well made; but perhaps you could have included a small full resolution crop from the photo - that might have forestalled any complaints and we'd be able to see the image quality.
Edited by: "wombat6025" 14th Sep 2012

Renegade27 posted some good shots in a previous deal on the PL1 Here
Great camera, I love mine and a real bargain at this price.

Not as cheap when you add postage, but SLRHut have it for £169.95 + £24.95 postage if anyone struggles to find one at Jessops.
It comes with the lens, a tripod, SD card and other stuff.

Judging by this review, it's a beast for the price.
Edited by: "Deluxe" 14th Sep 2012

Does anyone know if this camera is any good with low light?

Just went to the Cardiff store, they didn't have any in stock there unfortunately. The lady behind the till check the systems and told me there's only one left in stock anywhere and that's in Reading.

this is a lot of camera for the money...

manduck

Just went to the Cardiff store, they didn't have any in stock there … Just went to the Cardiff store, they didn't have any in stock there unfortunately. The lady behind the till check the systems and told me there's only one left in stock anywhere and that's in Reading.



Someone must've bought both the Watford ones. A HUKDer....?

There's one at Argos, Sunderland Hylton Park for £174.99

Clicked this thinking it said Olympic Pen...FML

uk1raver

Does anyone know if this camera is any good with low light?



It's not the best in low light conditions..... especially with the kit lens. Having said that, if you're looking to take night shots i.e. landscapes, cityscapes etc etc... then it's an easy enough matter to use this on manual focus to get the shot you want.
If you want to use it for quck shots of people / parties etc, it's defintely not ideal...slightly slow autofocus compared to newer cameras. Here's a link to a low light shot by an E-PL1... much reduced in quality, before the whingers start their comments. (_;)

getolympus.com/pen…jpg

I like it, though, it's well balanced to hold, has a great retro feel to it and is light and easy to carry around with you.... it's got the benefits of being dead simple to use, excellent results, yet fully capable of being a creative tool once you want to move on up from " point n shoot".

You'll get the usual moaning minnies on about what it does and doesn't do..... 99% of whom either don't own one, but just like reading reviews... or don't use it to its full ability.

At £170 you couldn't get it cheaper unless you nicked it!!


Edited by: "scalpels" 14th Sep 2012

solidamber

no point posting those pics



There's a LOT more point to him posting the pictures than there is to your pathetic comment. It's about HOT DEALS, which this most defintely is ... and the pics were a general illustration of what the E-PL1 can do.... anyone with half a brain would realise the quality was vastly compromised to allow it to be UL here.

There again.... trolls like you would much rather come on and snipe and be sniffy than even attempt to be positive.

It's a GREAT deal............. and it's a GREAT camera. That's what matters.

splender

Cannot be that many in the Jessops network but is a great 4/3rd camera to … Cannot be that many in the Jessops network but is a great 4/3rd camera to make use of those old 35mm camera lenses such as a Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f1.2 superbright lens photo taken using ISO 200 and 1/320 sec at King's College, London. Note that the blue sky is the natural from the Olympus sensor, no photoshop and no lens filter used for this. I find the E-PL1 sensor gives very rich blue sky.



Thanks for posting the pictures. Some people appreciate your effort.

I had one a couple, of years back & got some excellent pictures to show for it
Great bargain at this price, but not for everyone - slow autofocus & poor lcd in bright light can make it difficult to use.

They fixed most of the issues in the EPL-2 but I ahevn't seen a deal on one of those for a long time..



jamgin

Thanks for posting the pictures. Some people appreciate your effort.

solidamber

no point posting those pics



Thanks, I did not know about these four thirds adapters for old manual lens until I read about them here. So useful features are always worth mentioning to other people so that they could possibly benefit from them. I am thinking of buying another one (well , at least the body if cheap enough).

Bought one of these 2 months ago and have been very happy.
The image quality, for me, is amazing! Battery life is good and the whole camera is just so nice to use.
Some systems may be available still through Argos.
I have an old OM10 so will be playing with old lenses soon, using an adapter from ebay.

the-bunker

I had one a couple, of years back & got some excellent pictures to show … I had one a couple, of years back & got some excellent pictures to show for itGreat bargain at this price, but not for everyone - slow autofocus & poor lcd in bright light can make it difficult to use.They fixed most of the issues in the EPL-2 but I ahevn't seen a deal on one of those for a long time..



The PEN EPL-3 dual lens deal is still on at Jessops; an extra £200 for a second lens and an upgraded camera that is also compromised by shrinking it to real 'compact' size is a lot to pay; but you do get a free GorilaTorch with that

josephobrien2000

Some systems may be available still through Argos.



I checked at "i check stock . co . uk" (remove the spaces as for some reason links don't want to work for that site) and the nearest to me was 106 miles away on the Isle of Wight! There is still very limited stock - good luck.

Edited by: "wombat6025" 14th Sep 2012

There are a couple in Argos, Hull -£174.99

Here is a lot of info - http://homepages.tig.com.au/~parsog/olyepl1/01-epl1-menu.html
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