OT - Anyone got opinions on the Olympus Pen E-PL1?

John Francis johnf at panix.com
Wed Jul 21 12:04:24 EDT 2010


That's good information Godfrey.  Nice to know that it passes
your sniff test - that makes me fairly confident it will do
everything that I expect from it.

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 07:27:28AM -0700, Godfrey DiGiorgi wrote:
> The E-PL1 is a pretty darn good camera. The Olympus optional EVF is a
> nicer viewfinder than the Panasonic optional EVF for the GF1. To me
> that makes the difference between them, although there are some
> aspects of the GF1 controls and layout I find more to my liking.
> However, between these two, the Olympus viewfinder trumps those minor
> inconveniences.
> 
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 9:21 PM, John Francis <johnf at panix.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm trying to persuade my wife to move up to something better
> > than her old Casio Exilim. ?I'm tempted by the Micro 4/3 systems,
> > and the Olympus E-PL1 seems to have the ease of use and simplicity
> > that my wife is looking for (without being so large that she would
> > refuse to carry it around) at a pretty decent price. ?Even with an
> > extra lens (the 40-150) it's still cheaper than the Panasonic, and
> > has in-body image stabilisation. ?The optional electronic view-
> > finder might be interesting, too, although it's more likely to be
> > something that I would use than something my wife would consider.
> >
> >
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