Scott's Thoughts

Olympus E-P1 Pen

The Online Photographer has a review of the new Olympus E-P1 Pen online today. I love the concept, but think that the lack of a real viewfinder is a real bummer. I love the 17mm pancake lens, and perhaps the reported chromatic aberration at wide apertures is something that can be corrected in Lightroom fairly simply.

Still, it’s wonderful to see a camera like this getting made and the bottom line is that I’m not really in the market to replace my Canon G9 yet. I think I’m going to continue sitting this generation of small(ish) cameras out. I am definitely looking forward to the E-P2 though. On top of the excellent start with the E-P1, I’m hoping to see a real viewfinder and simple refinements to the rest of what looks to be an excellent camera. Improved autofocus would be nice too, but I’d be willing to manually focus to get an otherwise superb camera.

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