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Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus E-P1 The Olympus E-P1 is a 12.3-mexapixel interchan Read more

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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Channel5
20 March 2010
  • Conclusion: The Olympus E-P1 is a stunning camera (in terms of both looks and features) that bridges the gap between compacts and SLRs. Full marks Olympus. Bravo!
  • Pros: That the Olympus E-P1 is something different becomes apparent as soon as you take it out the box, its sexy retro styling a throw-back to the 70s. The Micro Four Thirds sensor on the inside means that the E-P1 essentially has the same basic features as a full-on SLR, and boy does it perform like one. It's the ideal jump for anyone moving from compact to SLR. It has interchangeable lenses and a hotshoe for flashguns. It feels solid, but more importantly it takes awesome...
  • Cons: There's no built-in flash and what about an optical viewfinder, eh Olympus? You have to rely on the LED display, which isn't bad by any stretch, but it can be tricky in bright conditions. The only other gripe is the price. £700 for an "inbetween" camera is a lot. Even one this good.
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Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
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Features 8
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Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
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Olympus E-P1 review

What Digital Camera
24 January 2010
  • Excerpt: The Olympus E-P1 - the company's first Micro Four Thirds camera, with its design based on the original Olympus PEN. But does the EP1 have the potential to become as popular as the 1959 classic?...
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
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Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
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Picture quality 9
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Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
19 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds system camera The Olympus E-P1 has made a daring move. The E-P1 is in many ways a very special camera. First of all, its appearance; retro and modern at the same time. For me, its design is as successful as the retro-design of the Volkswagen Beetle or the Fiat 500. While Panasonic hesitated to give the first Micro Four Thirds camera a different look, Olympus took on the challenge. And that deserves a huge compliment!
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Overall 9
8.8

Olympus E-P1 – Review – 32

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
14 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Harley Ogier tests the retro-chic EP-1 Look and Feel Camera manufacturers exist in a flurried blur of technological change, so it’s nice to see someone tip their hat to tradition. The new E-P1 pays homage to Olympus’s Pen SLR, released 50 years ago and a camera famed for its pocketable size, phenomenal popularity and chic styling. But for all that it bears a physical resemblance to a camera five decades old, under the hood the E-P1 is all 21st century.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Point-and-shoot ease of use
  • Cons: Slow autofocus, No viewfinder
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Overall 10
10

Olympus E-P1 review

electricpig.co.uk
21 July 2009
  • Summary: Finally, a compact camera for serious photographers
  • Pros: Solid design, gorgeous looks, interchangeable lenses
  • Cons: No flash or optical viewfinder
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus Pen E-P1 digital camera review

Pocket Lint
13 July 2009
  • Conclusion: The E-P1 looks hard to justify at £700 (and a significant further price increase needs to be added when the optional lenses, viewfinder and flash are factored in) given it is not a DSLR but priced like one. When you start to factor in the handling, feature set, superb optics and the stunning picture quality, with image noise really being handled well, it starts to become more enticing.
  • Pros: Image quality, handling, super control panel, comprehensive, creative feature set, good dust reduction system, retro styling, build, lenses
  • Cons: No (built-in) viewfinder, no built-in flash, price
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Overall 8
8.1
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
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Durability 9
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Photo quality 9
9.0

Olympus E-P1 Review

LetsGoDigital
24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Wat echter recht tegenover alle rationele afwegingen staat, is het gevoel dat je bij deze camera hebt. Je kunt haast niet anders dan van deze camera houden. Er is iets wat de camera heel bijzonder maakt. Niet alleen het uiterlijk, maar iets ongrijpbaars. Want hoe het komt weet ik niet, maar de Olympus E-P1 daagt je steeds opnieuw uit om foto’s te maken. Niet omdat je dat zou moeten, maar omdat het zo leuk is.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Photo quality 10
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Functionality 8
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Ergonomics 9
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Olympus Pen E-P1

OnFoto
28 August 2009
  • Summary: Olympus E-P1 – аппарат, занимающий промежуточное положение между компактами и зеркалками: у него небольшие габариты, но крупная матрица и сменные объективы. А кроме того – ультразвуковая очистка и стабилизатор изображения, электронный уровень и распознавание лиц, арт-фильтры и мультиэкспозиция, обработка RAW-файлов и HD-видео.
  • Pros: Уникальный дизайн в стиле ретро., Великолепное качество исполнения – очень прочный корпус, все органы управления работают четко., Необычный, но удачный дизайн управляющих «колес» – цилиндра и кольца., Сменные объективы – возможность установить оптимальный., Объектив 14-42 небольшой, но качественный. Своеобразна его складная конструкция., Встроенный оптический стабилизатор на сдвиге матрицы., Ультразвуковая система очистки матрицы от пыли., Крупный монитор, изображение...
  • Cons: Медленный автофокус (в сравнении с зеркальными камерами)., Нет оптического видоискателя., Нет встроенной вспышки., Нет подсветки автофокуса., Невысокое разрешение монитора (230000 точек)., Монитор не поворотный., Ограниченный набор объективов стандарта Микро-4/3., При установке на штатив блокируется доступ к аккумулятору и карте памяти., Нет входа внешнего питания.
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Overall 10
9.7

Expert Review

IT-Extreme
27 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Igaz, a Panasonic már korábban piacra dobta a maga variánsait , de az egy éve bejelentett Mikro Négyharmad rendszer első igazi képviselőjének az Olympus E-P1, azaz a Pen fényképezőgép számít. Nem csak azért, mert az Olympus a rendszer szülőanyja, hanem azért is, mert ezzel a Pen fényképezőgép-sorozat született újjá digitális formában.
  • Pros: profi képek, kreatív funkciók, kis méret.
  • Cons: néha nehézkes élességállítás, átnézeti kereső hiánya.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Picture quality 8
8.0

Olympus E-P1 PEN: Modern klassiker

M3
12 August 2009
  • Summary: Olympus första PEN-kamera kom 1959. 50 år senare återupplivar man varumärket med en minimal systemkamera som är överraskande kompetent.
  • Pros: Formatet, Brushanteringen, Smarta reglage
  • Cons: Autofokusen hoppar
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