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The New PEN, It's here....

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by johnny9fingers, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    The E-PL1

    Thanks John for bringing the official Olympus site's version into this. I'm sure you've seen the thread https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=702, but now we have an official home for slings, arrows and moments of admiration, too.:wink:

    Clearly they're keeping their options open for a version 2, it would appear.
     
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    E-PL1

    • Dimensions: 114.6mm (W) x 72.2mm (H) x 41.5mm (D) (excluding protrusion)
    • Weight: 296g (body only, no card/battery)

    E-P1

    • Dimensions: 120.6mm (W) x 69.9mm (H) x 36.4mm (D) (excluding protrusion)
    • Weight: 335g (body only, no card/battery)
     

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  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Three colors
     

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  5. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    white and red in other markets, slate blue usa market only i think
     
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I like the blue!

    Edit: On second thought, the black and chrome model looks pretty sweet.
     
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
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  8. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Shameless!:rofl::wink:

    You know, I could probably have fallen for one of these cameras, but it's all behind me now and out of my bank account.
     
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  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Olympus ad:




    <embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/absTi7Er4gI&hl=en_US&fs=1&hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="505" width="853">
     
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  11. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Well, my wife read the post and threads about this camera.
    Now she thinks my Pen 1 is stupid for not having a flash.
    I'll get her one cause I have to...

    This camera will bring many to the format.
    Let's see....
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    I think I won't look at this thread anymore.

    You're correct Don, this is going to be a big seller if they are able to get the word out properly.

    How about some intrepid soul listing the differences between this version and the E-P1 and 2. I will then come back and feel happy.:wink:
     
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Imaging Resource has a good list towards the bottom of this page.

    DPR has a list here. Interesting that it has a lighter low-pass filter and also interesting that DPR lists that as an advantage.
     
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  14. voyager

    voyager  

    104
    Dec 31, 2009
    Now where's my dials?
     
  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I'd prefer dials too, but I think a lot of folks buying this camera are going to be more comfortable without dials.
     
  16. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    GF1 copy cat

    Looking at the new Pen, from the front it looks very much like a GF1 copy even down to the flash activation / mechanism.

    I am however surprised that the LCD is smaller at 2.7" and still only 230,000 pixels.

    I am not quite sure where Olympus are trying to place this except as an entry level intro to the current Pen EP2 so it will be interesting to see how popular it proves to be.

    I hope it works for them as the more people that join the 4/3rds system, the more money for R&D and future products.

    Good luck Olympus.
     
  17. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason

    I wonder if the LCD is of the same quality as the one on the EP1/2 in regards to brightness and usability.

    I like the grip and the AF tracking. Maybe they'll add AF tracking to the EP1 in a firmware upgrade?

    Dj
     
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  18. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Ian, I think the key spec is the price. They aren't doing Canon type volume sales, so they probably needed to cut costs wherever possible to get to a recommended retail price of $599 for the kit. I'm sure we'll see sub-$500 street prices for this kit before very long. Also, the E-PL2 has compatibility with the E-P2 EVF, so that will be a nice option for E-PL2 owners who want a higher res view.
     
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  19. voyager

    voyager  

    104
    Dec 31, 2009
    Max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.

    Eh.
     
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  20. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I noticed that too. I was out on a bright sunny day with my Ep1 with the apeture at 14mm set to f5.6. This seems to bring really sharp results. The shutter speed at ISO 200 was 1/4000 for the picture. If I was at 1/2000, I would have had to increase the stops which wouldn't have produced as sharp of image.

    Dj