Here’s a great bargain right now on the Olympus E-PL1 with a 14-42mm lens for $274.99 at Amazon, along with free shipping. When the E-PL1 was first introduced, it cost $600 for this kit. This is a steal of a deal.
This is likely a closeout of stock, so there’s no telling how long this will last. Note, you can also find a used, but good condition, stock of the E-PL1 at B&H for a few bucks less.
Olympus has launched an augmented reality demo for the E-PL1, which lets you demo the camera online with the help of your web cam. When I received the email containing Total Immersion’s press release (the guys behind the augmented reality plugin), I was scratching my head a bit. But then, I watched the below video and that better explained it (’cause it’s something you really have to see to get it – or maybe it’s just me). [Read more…]
The Olympus E-PL1 is a 12.3MP Micro Four Thirds camera that follows the original Olympus E-P1 and E-P2. The former cameras were geared more toward enthusiast photographers, and the new E-PL1 is aimed squarely at consumers graduating from point and shoot cameras.
The E-PL1 is smaller than both the E-P1 and E-P2. Additionally, the new camera features a pop-up flash, which is a feature that was missed by many on the previously released Olympus cameras. The big kicker, however, is a reduced price point of $599 for the body and kit lens. These factors combine to create a solid offering over the previous E-P1 and E-P2 cameras, and a serious option for consumers shopping for a powerful point and shoot camera. [Read more…]