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

Olympus E-PL1 Reviews

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Cnet UK

Let’s Go Digital

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Geek.com

Engadget

PhotographyBLOG

The Digital Story

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Wacom Adds Multi-Touch To Bamboo Tablets

Wacom Bamboo Multi-touch Tablet

Wacom has added multi-touch capabilities to its popular line of Bamboo tablets. There are now 2 tablets in the Bamboo family that now offer multi-touch capabilities – the Bamboo Touch; and the Bamboo Pen and Touch.

With the new Bamboo Touch, you can navigate your PC or Mac in a totally different manner than using a mouse.  It works much like the multi-touch screen on an iPhone.  The Bamboo Touch uses 9 key gestures to do things like click, zoom, scroll and rotate.  It also has 4 programmable buttons to take care of common actions.

Bamboo Pen and Touch has two sensors, one for pen and one for multi-touch.  What’s more, the tablet automatically recognizes when you are using your fingers or pen on the tablet’s surface.

The Wacom Bamboo Touch carries an initial retail price of $69, while the Bamboo Pen and Touch runs $99.  Check availability on Amazon.com:

Bamboo Touch

Bamboo Pen and Touch

My first take on these multi-touch products is that they are quite cool and could be used productively.  I have an older Bamboo tablet that I break out for image editing sometimes, but the multi-touch capabilities of this new series give me the hope that I might one day soon be able to ditch my mouse for good.  We’ll have to wait and see how the product performs in real world use to make that call, but I happily welcome effort from Wacom  on this new feature.

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Olympus: There is Lots More to Come to M4/3rds

Olympus E-P1

The Olympus EP-1 has received tremendous amounts of press since its release as the camera is truly the digital rangefinder that many people have been looking for. However, according to the British Journal of Photography via Photo Rumors there is both a pro Pen camera  and a lower grade Pen camera in development.

Olympus's Micro 4/3rd's camera

I shot the above photo at last year’s PhotoPlus Expo. It was the prototype of the EP-1, or at least it was supposed to be. Olympus said that it was the prototype of their Micro 4/3rds camera. However, they never said which one it was a prototype for. Could it possibly be the one that will be aimed more towards consumers? [Read more...]

Olympus E-P1 Availability

The Olympus E-P1 should be available soon for hands-on treatment; however, you can ensure you are at the front of the line by pre-ordering the new Micro Four Thirds camera at several reputable online retailers.  Check out the availability below, then hit the poll at the bottom to weigh in on whether you’d pick up the E-P1 as your personal camera of choice. The following retailers are trustworthy and, notably, accepting pre-orders for the Olympus E-P1.

Amazon

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