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Olympus Pen E-P1 Review up at DPR

Discussion in 'Non-Nikon System Cameras' started by Tosh, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Focus issues are a turn-off for me.
  2. Bluespace

    Bluespace Guest

    Same...focus issues and low light capability put me off plus the not so good screen. Thing is when Oly fix those things in the next version it will indeed be a very compelling camera. As it stands I think this will sell by the shed load!


  3. I did have one on preorder a month or so ago, but eventually came to my senses. I do think I'll eventually get a M4/3rds camera but think I'll wait for a second generation Oly, or see what Panasonic or perhaps someone else comes out with. The concept is nice, but there are just a few too many shortcomings at this price range. My LX3 works nicely as my small camera for now.

    - Marty
  4. Tosh


    May 6, 2005
    I'll be holding off as well.

    For a go light travel camera I'll stick with my D40 and probably replace that with a D3000 if its specs follow the rumors.

    8/3 edit: decided to swap the D40 for a D90.
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  5. Sangetsu


    Apr 18, 2009
    The Pen has been available in Japan for a short while. I read a few reviews yesterday in some Japanese photo magazines, and they seemed rather positive. I thought about picking one up, and I plan to try one out this weekend.

    I really liked the early Pen cameras, I may take a look at a few of those (one of the good things about Tokyo is it's plethora of used camera shops) this weekend as well.
  6. I've got one and honestly, the focus issue isn't an issue at all. It's fairly swift.
  7. IsamuM

    IsamuM Not-quite- Moderator

    Jan 11, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
  8. Don't you mean, when Panasonic puts out their competitor? ;) 
  9. luke_28


    May 12, 2008
    I like the concept, but think I'll be waiting for the second generation.
  10. I really hope Nikon is working on something like this. Would be really cool, but I would want to be able to use an adapter with other Nikon lenses like you can with regular 4/3 lenses.
  11. Boris Badenov

    Boris Badenov

    Feb 4, 2009
    I'll take Nikonos III with DX sensor...

  12. Lurker


    Jul 21, 2007
    There are also rumors that Panasonic is going to introduce a rangefinder like m43 camera later this year...
  13. Sangetsu


    Apr 18, 2009
    I tried one out in Tokyo yesterday, and I wasn't overwhelmed. The Pen is supposed to be a compact camera with full-size camera features, but it is a little of neither. In real life it is not as small as you might think. In style it is similar to the Pens of old (which I also looked at), but was in fact noticeably larger.

    The auto focus seemed adequate enough to me, no quicker or slower than most other point-and-shoots I've tried. Taking a picture wasn't SLR instant, but not that bad either.

    All in all it seemed a nice enough camera, but not nice enough to justify the 100k yen starting price. For that money I would rather invest in an old Pen F and a few lenses and experience the genuine article rather than the re-invented one.
  14. cwilt


    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    The EP-1 has to many compromises for me, but I have a Panasonic G1 and like it a lot.
  15. I'm eagerly awaiting Panasonic's next gen.: Hoping that it is a cross bet. a GH1 and LX3. I am quite impressed w/ Pana's innovations lately. That coupled w/ Leica lenses....yummy!
  16. WillyPete


    Jan 22, 2009
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  17. Lurker


    Jul 21, 2007
    According to the noise camera blog the Panasonic GF-1 is pretty much going to be a similar model as the Pen (but without being a fashionista camera).

    linky includes picture.
  18. If it's real - the Panasonic GF1 looks nice! Can't wait to see specs, sample photos and prices for it.

    - Marty
  19. Just going to the "Historical Archives" for this one...

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