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Olympus E-PL1

Amazon has a deal on the Olympus E-PL1 & kit lens for $289 right now.  Or, you can get an E-PL1 body only for $149.

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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.

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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). [click to continue…]

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Olympus has made available firmware updates for the E-P1, E-P2 and E-PL1 PEN Series cameras.  The new firmware updates are designed to improve the auto focus performance for still and video capture in the PEN cameras. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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