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June 2009



Camera Drool: Olympus E-P1 Pen

It’s been awhile since I drooled over a camera. I go through phases of being really into photography but for the past year I’ve barely even taken out my digital camera. Instead I’ve been relying mostly on my shoddy iphone camera which in most cases is good enough.

I think the main reason was because every digital camera I own shoots horribly in low light which really annoys me. And my latest camera, the Canon powershot s3 was a bit bulky for me to lug around. A few of my friends have been getting into dSLRs but I know that I don’t have the patience to lug one of those around if I can barely stand carrying the S3! And then having to buy all of those lens and accessories! I’d hate to spend so much money on something that I knew would start gathering dust in a few months.

So then I read about the new Olympus E-P1 PEN!

Isn’t it beautiful? I love the retro-ness of it…and I LOVE the compactness of it!

It’s being touted as a point and shoot sized camera that shoots dSLR quality pics. This is what I’ve been waiting for!!! You can even buy lens and attachments for it!

Unfortunately, the price is rumored to be around $800! Maybe if we don’t buy a house and have to live at boyrobot’s house (with his parents :(), I’ll treat myself to this after the wedding.

If you want to read more about this camera and its technical specs check out these links:
Official Olympus E-P1 Site
Olympus E-P1 PEN Preview
dpreview on the Olympus E-P1


Comment from che
Posted: June 18, 2009 at 10:53 am

i love that a lot of the newer point and shoots are producing more dslr-quality pics. that’s what i tried to get with my g9 and it’s pretty decent. alvin uses my xti now since he gave his dslr away. i don’t mind cuz it’s a hassle lugging it around. anyway, this olympus looks so cute and vintage! let me know how it is when (notice i didn’t say “if” hehe) you get it :D

Comment from flipbot
Posted: June 18, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Can’t beat SLRs for low light! Plus buying accessories half the fun!

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: June 18, 2009 at 2:22 pm

did you read the specs on the camera mike? supposedly it will have the same capabilities as an SLR!

Comment from flipbot
Posted: June 18, 2009 at 6:06 pm

yeah I don’t consider this a “normal” point and shoot so this would be an exception. did u see the price????

Comment from yang
Posted: June 21, 2009 at 3:04 pm

that’s a really cute camera, so pricey though…