Olympus E-PL1 for $274.99 – Deal Alert

Olympus E-PL1 Sale

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 E-PL1 Gets Augmented Reality Treatment

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…]

Olympus E-PL1 Sample Photos

As part of my upcoming review of the Olympus E-PL1, I have spent some time capturing images in a number of different situations.  It will be a little while still before the review is complete; however, I wanted to pass along these sample images for you to check out. [Read more…]

Olympus E-PL1 Hands-On Review

Olympus E-PL1

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…]

Olympus E-PL1 Reviews and Resources

Olympus PEN E-PL1

The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is a 12.3MP Micro Four Thirds camera that features a number of improvements over the original E-P1.  The E-PL1 features a built-in pop-up flash, a direct record button for recording HD video, along with expected features like sensor-based image stabilization and full time live view on the 2.7-inch LCD.  The E-PL1 will be offered in a kit with a 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom lens.

The Olympus E-PL1 was first available in March 2010 at an initial retail price of $599.99.

Olympus E-PL1 Availability

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Photography Bay Resources

Olympus E-PL1 Review

Olympus E-PL1 Hands-On Review

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