Olympus E-PL1 Review
About Olympus E-PL1 camera
Olympus is one of the most trusted names when it comes to offering digital cameras in the industry. And they are proud to introduce into the market the new Olympus E-PL1 model. It offers nearly the same specs as its predecessors like the E-P1 and E-P2, but what else does it have to offer? Read on the full review below to find out.
When it comes to the build and design of the Olympus E-PL1 , it delivers the compact design that is suited to modern digital camera users. Today, it is dubbed as the Micro Four Thirds Digital PENs, which is therefore considerably smaller in size, making it more lightweight and compact to carry around with you. It also comes with interchangeable lenses without being bulky as most DSLRs today in the market are.
In terms of the controls, this one is nearly identical with its predecessors, with the main difference being the larger handle grip. Meanwhile, the camera is built on hard plastic and outer rim alloy to make it seem a lot more sturdy. There is also a pop-up flash, which is a first for the digital PENs. Meanwhile, the overall button setup for this one is pretty standard.
When it comes to the shooting modes and menu options, this is where the fun part comes in. there are several settings that you can work with, such as AF settings, ISO, aspect ratio, and WB settings. Advanced features such as face detection, image stabilization, and i-Enhance settings are all meant to deliver more precise image quality.
If you are interested to pick the Olympus E-PL1, then it is available for $599. It rolls onto the scene with a hefty amount of standard and innovative features to ensure that you can enjoy the same quality shots as DSLRs, while maintaining its compact design and style.
Pro’s of Olympus E-PL1
*There is a unique pop-up flash added that this camera model has innovated.
*You can expect superior image quality with every shot.
*Despite its advanced features and image quality, this one is surprisingly affordable.
Con’s of Olympus E-PL1
*The AF system is rather slow.
*It lacks an optical viewfinder, which is expected for a product of this caliber and from the brand itself.
*The build feels and looks cheap.
The Bottom Line
In comparison to its E-P1 and E-P2 predecessors, the Olympus E-PL1 is actually of the same quality (in terms of features and actual performance) but it comes with less cost. Hence, this model therefore offers great value to your money without compromising quality results and performance.