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Olympus E-P1

Olympus E-P1

from  $469.68+
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mlesna
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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rohith
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
johnshansen
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Engadget
The E-P1 would be an excellent pick for anyone getting serious about photography who wants something easy to use, but still powerful enough to take really striking pictures and video.
 
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CNET
Looks aside, the Olympus snapper offers plenty of creative options for enthusiasts. But the lack of an onboard flash may put some users off, so this is something Olympus may want to look into this for future models.
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Pocket-Lint
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.
 
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TrustedReviews
The Olympus E-P1 is an interesting and innovative camera, and as a first model in what will probably be a series it has some very nice features. Build quality and finish are of an exceptionally high standard, and image quality and performance are safely superior to the vast majority of compact cameras. However the enormous cost compared to a good DSLR, and the lack of either a viewfinder or built-in flash will put many people off.
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Digital Photography Review
The first Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus pays unabashed homage to the Pen F; from the classic styling to the long running teaser campaign running in print and online, the E-P1 doesn't just wear its influences on its sleeve; it shouts about them from the rooftops (and is referred to in some parts of the world as the 'Digital Pen'). There's even a subtle engraving on the chrome edge of the top plate that reads 'Olympus Pen Since 1959'.
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The Olympus E-P1 is a slice of retro heaven, a rangefinder-look camera with the guts of a modern, high-end digital. This isn’t just a nostalgia trip – the E-P1 takes damn good pictures, shoots video, uses interchangeable lenses and finally makes the new Micro Four Thirds camera format a challenger for a place in your pocket (if you have a spare $800 in there now, that is).