I’m getting a new camera, on September 11th. As revealed yesterday. I’m so excited! Why? It’s a huge step up from the small sensor point and shoot cameras I have been using to date. It has plenty of potential for growth in the future, with lenses, microphones and other bits and pieces I can buy to expand its functionality.
It’s a Micro Four Thirds camera, a format that most people are still not terribly familiar with. Basically, it takes a DSLR, removes the big mirror that makes a DSLR so chunky, but keeps all the important bits that help DSLR’s take photos of such high image quality. In essense that is the large sensor.
The video I’ve posted below is an advert for the camera, and there is another one on YouTube here. Both highlight the superb video quality of the camera, and there is another short video showing how the commercials were made. Olympus also produced a series of videos to explain what the E-PL1 can do, as well as some tutorials.
There’s also plenty of other stuff on YouTube about the Pen E-PL1, including hands on reviews by Which?, DigitalRev TV, What Digital Camera and Weird Hairy John, who I think normally goes by the name Photo John. There’s a pretty indepth review from Geekanoids and their odd voiced presenter – parts 1,2,3,4 and 5.