Where is this Olympus PEN??

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Bhupinder2002, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I was just fiddling with wikipedia and came across this concept image of PEN by Olympus .It just looks awesome . I was wondering where is this camera???

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  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    That looks like the non-working body prototype that was displayed at Photokina two years in a row before the real Olympus E-P1 Digital PEN was first released.
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  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    It's called the E-PM1! :wink:
  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I know its a prototype but it looks so sexy ...:thumbup:
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  5. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 10, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    Just stick a lens on a little tin and there you have it.
  6. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Yeah... Even the lens release button is in the wrong place.
  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Lol .. but it looks cool anyway. I will find a tin made by Olympus :rofl:
  8. 6x6

    6x6 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    And having seen this pic back then I decided to get one for my approaching 50th birthday:biggrin:
  9. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    Looks pretty clunky to me. To each his own, I guess....
  10. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i looooooooooooooooved that mock up
    its SEXXXY!
  11. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Looks like the EPL-1 took it's design cue from that border trim. I like the brush aluminum look, but I'm kinda glad they did away with the blocky profile.
  12. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks for sharing my feelings lol
  13. Loved that prototype.

    I personally would have liked them to follow that design over going retro.
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  14. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Me too..I loved this steroid pumped Iphone4 look with Zuiko lens in front ..lol :rofl:
  15. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    it still feels retro inspired to me, thats why i like it
    but... its NOT retro.. its something different!


    is there an iphone skin for this? ;) quick someone make one... and how much shipped to 78665
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  16. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    From the guy that is badmouthing the Nikon 1's design all day long, really? What was that about an open mind again?
  17. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The whole purpose was to see if people know and like this prototype or not. It looked more nice to me and some other people here.We are just having a little fun and thats all. As far as Nikon goes , I am not badmouthing Nikon , I am making a point and Nikon is taking us for a ride on super fast camera named Nikon 1. If some people are happy to pay a helfy price for the ride then thats their choice. By the way when Canon introduces a mirrorless I will buy u one :2thumbs:
  18. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    What's wrong with a pop-up travel toothbrush? :rofl:

    If they put some bristles on it, it would be super practical!
  19. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks Ned.. lol ...:rofl::rofl:
    Then camera kit can be a real travel kit. We can have inbuilt razor system for shaving , lens can store shaving gel or foam..But we will miss mirror as these are mirror less cameras:clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2::yahoo::yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
  20. Regardless if you like the prototype's looks or not.... its main purpose was to see if there would be interest in a compact, "large sensor", equipped camera with an interchangeable lens. From what I recall, the prototype did drum up quite a bit of interest as it made its way to various shows including Photokina. For that.. it was very effective and probably extremely influential to the design and existence of the micro 43 cameras today.

    Since the Panny G1 was released soon after, it looks like Panasonic was all "invested" into the project. The E-P1 came out several months later and I bet the decision to go "retro" was an attempt by Olympus to differentiate themselves from their Panny Partner.
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