[nikonf4] Re: Olympus E-PL1

  • From: "Bill O'Connell" <woc2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 05:49:34 -0400


  Thanks for the input.

His use would be pretty much as a PHD and was thinking  the results would be
better than a normal pocket sized one.

The package with spare battery and backpack caught his eye, and the price of



From: nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nikonf4-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Don Richardson
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2010 12:32 AM
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Olympus E-PL1


I found this over at dpreview and thought it might help. You might also want
to look at the reviews of the new E-5 if you already have Olumpus lenses.
It's High prices but said to finally get the best out of Zuiko SHG Glass.


E-PL1 vs E-P2: Key differences

Although the EPL-1 is a less expensive camera than the E-P2 that sits above
it, it doesn't give much ground to its big brother in terms of
specification. The biggest differences are the more compact-camera-like
interface (and loss of control dials), the simplified construction, less
sophisticated image stabilization system and the addition of the built-in

*       No control dials vs. 2 on the E-P2 
*       Built-in flash (external flashes only on E-P2) 
*       Mainly plastic body with aluminium skined front (Stainless steel and
alloys for E-P2) 
*       Image stabilization with claimed 3 stop benefit, vs. 4 stops for
*       Direct record movie button vs. movies as position on E-P2 mode dial 
*       Mono mic with option to add stereo using adapter vs. built-in stereo
*       Maximum shutter speed 1/2000th sec, vs. 1/4000th. 



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