The Olympus PEN E-P1, Cameraland


Extras from Cameraland are a nice, personal touch!

Soon I will be writing about the new Olympus PEN E-P1, a compact interchangeable lens camera that is causing a frenzy right now.  I wanted one for myself but could not find one amongst the usual online vendors… all were sold out or backordered.  I finally found one at Cameraland, a New York store offering cameras and optics such as binoculars and spotting scopes.

Cameraland shipped it next day for only $25… the box got here today, right on schedule.  Besides the camera, flash unit and extra battery I ordered, I was delighted to find a nice Cameraland hat, a package of Cafe’ Bustelo and a picture of the Cameraland crew.  It’s remarkable how such thoughtful, unexpected extras can add to the experience and let you know that your business is appreciated… nice job, guys!

The E-P1 combines the convenience and compactness of a compact camera with the image quality and interchangeable lenses of a digital SLR.  It is also a 720p high definition camcorder (with noisy autofocus, focus manually.)  Combined with image quality that appears phenomenal straight out of the camera, this is the camera a lot of people have been waiting for.  I have to tell you, just holding it makes you want to take pictures.  It feels like you have an old style, high-class precision rangefinder camera  in your hand.  By all accounts Olympus has knocked one out of the park with this one and I am anxious to put the PEN E-P1 through its paces.

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Will it blend?  That is the question!

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