Olympus Pen E-P1

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by rpd, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. rpd

    rpd Guest

    (Wired) - Olympus is taunting tigers at the zoo with its
    new digital "Pen" camera, the E-P1.

    The "tigers" in this case are the self-appointed camera
    snobs, who will undoubtedly maul this bold, retro-styled
    shooter for not being expensive enough, powerful enough or
    big enough to qualify as a "real" camera.

    But the ambitious consumers at whom it's aimed will have a
    hard time understanding this strange new device's appeal
    without first hearing a 10-minute lecture about sensor
    size, interchangeable lens mount standards, optical
    viewfinders and high ISO speeds.

    The resulting camera is beautiful, fun to use, yet not
    entirely practical. It's pricey too ($799 at Amazon.com:
    http://xrl.us/PenEP1A ). As a result, it probably won't
    become a massive bestseller, but that's beside the point.
    What it will do is win design awards, turn heads, and kick-
    start camera makers to put a little more thought into their
    designs, rather than mindlessly churning out variations on
    the same tired theme year after year..

    Continued: http://xrl.us/PenEP1
    rpd, Sep 21, 2009
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