Olympus E-20 or wait for E-1?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Stephen Edgar, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Hi folks,
    I'd like to buy a digital SLR camera, and being a long time Olympus
    user, I am tempted by the soon to be released, E-1
    However, my camera needs are quite simple: a digital camera, that
    offers the SLR experience, and produces high quality images.
    I tend to work slowly and high frame rates etc are not really of any
    relevance to me
    I currently use an Olympus 5050, with which I get great results, but I
    just can't get used to looking at the LCD screen!
    As the price of the E-20 begins to fall, I'm beginning to wonder if
    this would be a more suitable camera: a one-off purchase with a good
    lens.
    Perhaps I'd be better sticking to the newer, (and higher quality?)
    E-1?
    Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated,
    Thanks in adance
    Stephen
     
    Stephen Edgar, Jul 14, 2003
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    Matti Vuori Guest

    (Stephen Edgar) wrote in
    If the specifications are ok for you, it might be all you need for now.
    I doubt that it will offer anything spectacular compared to E-20 besides
    the removable lenses and a much higher price tag. But of course, only the
    first tests will tell.
     
    Matti Vuori, Jul 14, 2003
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    Arthur Small Guest

    Consider the E-10.
     
    Arthur Small, Jul 14, 2003
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  4. The E1 will have a wider shutter speed range, ASA range, and (of course) a
    wider range of focal lengths available.
    However, it will be costly to buy the body and more than one lens, you are
    buying into a system instead of a simple one-off camera, and the system you
    buy into could easily crash and burn and be forgotten in 18 months time.
    Me, i'm buying a used E10, but that's 'cos I don't take this digital
    photography business seriously enough to burn £600 upwards on anything
    better.
     
    Martin Francis, Jul 15, 2003
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    Steve D Guest

    The $2200 price on this is pretty steep for a new lens system, that
    like you said might not be around a few years. The smaller lenses make
    sense for the sensor size-that I like. Canon has them beat with the
    10d at 1500. Even though I don't like the 1.6x factor on the 10d at
    least Canon's lenses will be around for.....ever? (Just waitin for the
    price to go under 1k....)
    Steve
     
    Steve D, Jul 21, 2003
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    Bernard Hill Guest

    Try giving www.ukdigital.co.uk a ring. Number on the web site.
    Last price I saw was £599.


    Bernard Hill
    Selkirk, Scotland
     
    Bernard Hill, Jul 21, 2003
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