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Olympus PEN E-PL5 with 14-42 mm + 40-150 mm II R Lens - £339 @ Currys
Olympus PEN E-PL5 with 14-42 mm + 40-150 mm II R Lens - £339 @ Currys

Olympus PEN E-PL5 with 14-42 mm + 40-150 mm II R Lens - £339 @ Currys

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Olympus E-PL5 with 14-42 mm + 40-150 mm II R Lens.
Excellent camera for this price. Small but with class leading image quality.
Great deal with two lenses included. Have been researching this class of camera for a while and this is the one I've gone for.

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Banned

Seems to be a good price.

pixmania got it £10 cheaper with just 12 months garantee
Edited by: "benasipro" 4th Jan 2015

benasipro

pixmania got it £10 cheaper with just 12 months garantee



Or you could go via Quidco to get 2.5% and bring it down to £330 (after cashback) and then get the 2 year warranty.

I have the Olympus pen pl2 with the lenses listed above, lovely cameras to use, on par with entry level slrs and still quite compact. Big fan of the m 4/3 class.

Invested in the additional viewfinder last month and it has made the camera so much more versatile now.

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benasipro

pixmania got it £10 cheaper with just 12 months garantee


That may be, but too many people have had too many issues with that company plus once you add delivery it's not much cheaper. With this deal you have free delivery or you can pick up from the store when passing like I did.

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dfaz

I have the Olympus pen pl2 with the lenses listed above, lovely cameras … I have the Olympus pen pl2 with the lenses listed above, lovely cameras to use, on par with entry level slrs and still quite compact. Big fan of the m 4/3 class.Invested in the additional viewfinder last month and it has made the camera so much more versatile now.



Totally agree, it's a great system which was designed specifically for digital photography unlike APSC which was designed as an entry to (very costly) full frame. With the right lens image quality will surpass many cameras three times the price.

benasipro

pixmania got it £10 cheaper with just 12 months garantee



You mean you got it for £3.10 cheaper once you'd paid for delivery with only a 12 month guarantee, from what is a questionable ( and oft-times grey market ) supplier? Personally, I'd pay the £3 and get a 2 year warranty on the kit.

Nice equipment though, I love micro 4/3 cameras, I use my E-P3 more often than my full blown DSLR.

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Good camera, I bought it the same bundle from Currys for £10 more before Christmas.

Having said that, I've had a problem with mine recently - the shutter button popped off while I was on holiday. It's going back this week - I'm hoping they'll just swap it for a new one, but we'll see...

Good deal but I rather buy the Sony A5000 which is better and cheaper.

Always put off by the smaller sensor on these M4/3 system. I have a Nikon D5200 and an EOS M. Thinking of swapping the M for the PL5 but suspect the image quality will be a step backwards - Im just so tempted by the super fast perfmormance of the PL5. Anyone able to comment on experience of IQ comparison between the EOS M and PL-5?

fataldeal

Good deal but I rather buy the Sony A5000 which is better and cheaper.



This is true and the Sony is good and has a better sensor, it falls down on less availability of Lenses and no accessory port for things like a viewfinder.

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dfaz

This is true and the Sony is good and has a better sensor, it falls down … This is true and the Sony is good and has a better sensor, it falls down on less availability of Lenses and no accessory port for things like a viewfinder.



Like many mirrorless cameras, one of the great things is the ability to buy cheap adapters to use virtually any lens, albeit with mostly manual focusing but 'focus peaking' makes it easy.

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dfaz

This is true and the Sony is good and has a better sensor, it falls down … This is true and the Sony is good and has a better sensor, it falls down on less availability of Lenses and no accessory port for things like a viewfinder.



Like many mirrorless cameras, one of the great things is the ability to buy cheap adapters to use virtually any lens, albeit with mostly manual focusing but 'focus peaking' makes it easy.

Wicked Lester

CommentLike many mirrorless cameras, one of the great things is the … CommentLike many mirrorless cameras, one of the great things is the ability to buy cheap adapters to use virtually any lens, albeit with mostly manual focusing but 'focus peaking' makes it easy.



Very true, but also sorta defeating the benefits of a mirrorless being more compact and lighter if you whack on an slr or dslr lens with manual focus. HAVING to focus manually does however teach you some useful skills though

ACunningPlan

Always put off by the smaller sensor on these M4/3 system. I have a … Always put off by the smaller sensor on these M4/3 system. I have a Nikon D5200 and an EOS M.



The EOS-M was a pretty poor effort by Canon considering they had many rival products to learn from.
People who complain about small sensors and wax lyrical about 35m "full frame" should read on how 35mm was considered only worthy for amateurs compared to medium format, which itself wasn't really full frame.

speculatrix

The EOS-M was a pretty poor effort by Canon considering they had many … The EOS-M was a pretty poor effort by Canon considering they had many rival products to learn from.People who complain about small sensors and wax lyrical about 35m "full frame" should read on how 35mm was considered only worthy for amateurs compared to medium format, which itself wasn't really full frame.



Agree it was a poor effort. However the quality 18-55mm kit lens, the fast 22mm lens, and large sensor still produce amazing images. Its just the performance is slooooowwwww.....hence why i'm tempted by the 4/3's. I think I'll stick with the M for the time being though as Minimum ISO of 200 and smaller sensor put me off a bit....don't agree with your other comment though......better tell most professional photographers that they are using amateur 35mm equivalent kit....they seem not to know about your findings :).

Edited by: "ACunningPlan" 5th Jan 2015

ACunningPlan

Agree it was a poor effort. However the quality 18-55mm kit lens, the … Agree it was a poor effort. However the quality 18-55mm kit lens, the fast 22mm lens, and large sensor still produce amazing images. Its just the performance is slooooowwwww.....hence why i'm tempted by the 4/3's. I think I'll stick with the M for the time being though as Minimum ISO of 200 and smaller sensor put me off a bit....don't agree with your other comment though......better tell most professional photographers that they are using amateur 35mm equivalent kit....they seem not to know about your findings :).



Purchased a EOS M the other day from Argos for £200 with the flash and 18-55 lens and I have to say the quality is stunning. Yes, there are issues with the speed of the autofocus but for £200 I don't think you can get a better camera. Also, being able to use my other Canon EF lenses (with the lens adapter) is a bonus.

This price is high,
bought Sony DSCHX400V for £180 last week Amazon (+£40 claim pending),
better zoom from Sony A5000, fast focus, fast shoots, Lens Focal length 4.3 - 215 mm, poor battery, No RAW...... so your choice

greencode

Purchased a EOS M the other day from Argos for £200 with the flash and … Purchased a EOS M the other day from Argos for £200 with the flash and 18-55 lens and I have to say the quality is stunning. Yes, there are issues with the speed of the autofocus but for £200 I don't think you can get a better camera. Also, being able to use my other Canon EF lenses (with the lens adapter) is a bonus.



Yeah I agree, for the money it is amazing, I think I'm pretty much convinced to stick with the EOS M after all. The amazing AF performance of the E-PL5 just tempted me :). But at the end of the day I'm really pleased with the output of the EOS M and the AF is adequate its just a bit slow compared to other systems, but the final image quality is worth it.
Edited by: "ACunningPlan" 5th Jan 2015

benasipro

This price is high, bought Sony DSCHX400V for £180 last week Amazon (+£40 … This price is high, bought Sony DSCHX400V for £180 last week Amazon (+£40 claim pending), better zoom from Sony A5000, fast focus, fast shoots, Lens Focal length 4.3 - 215 mm, poor battery, No RAW...... so your choice



Really depends on what you're after though. The A5000 has a much larger sensor and is much lighter and smaller than the DSCHX400V. Both good cameras in their own rights.

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Interesting comments so far, which shows how subjective photography is; it all boils down to what each of us is happy with. For me any camera without RAW is a non starter also 1/2.3 inch sensors do not deliver the low light performance I require.

With regards to the Sony a5000 being 'better' and 'cheaper' than the e-pl5; well on paper the Sony just about pips the Olympus but in real life you probably wouldn't notice the difference and as for the price, don't forget this is a two lens deal; a similar two lens deal for the Sony a5000 is almost £100 more. If you really want 'better' then the Sony a5100 or the a6000 are the way to go.

noelshouse

Interesting comments so far, which shows how subjective photography is; … Interesting comments so far, which shows how subjective photography is; it all boils down to what each of us is happy with. For me any camera without RAW is a non starter also 1/2.3 inch sensors do not deliver the low light performance I require. With regards to the Sony a5000 being 'better' and 'cheaper' than the e-pl5; well on paper the Sony just about pips the Olympus but in real life you probably wouldn't notice the difference and as for the price, don't forget this is a two lens deal; a similar two lens deal for the Sony a5000 is almost £100 more. If you really want 'better' then the Sony a5100 or the a6000 are the way to go.



You are absolutely 100% correct. All of the cameras mentioned are completely capable of fantastic images (as are many Point and Shoots nowadays). Its all down to which camera appeals to you the most I guess. Trouble is they all appeal to me which is not good for my bank balance Either way this is still a great deal.....
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