Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Olympus E-PL1 ships early to Amazon

updated 12:10 pm EST, Wed February 24, 2010

Olympus sub-600 MFT camera arrives

Olympus in a low key move today began selling the E-PL1 through Amazon. Arriving in the promised black, blue and gold colors a week early, the compact is the least expensive Micro Four Thirds camera available but simultaneously fixes a number of problems with earlier models: it carries a pop-up flash, continuous autofocusing and a direct 720p recording button. Its chief sacrifices are the lack of a thumb dial at the upper left and the addition of an (optional) beginners' Live Guide mode.

Every version of the E-PL1 available so far costs the expected $600 in a kit with a 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 lens. The optional 14-150mm f4-5.6 telephoto and 9-18mm f4-5.6 lenses are still slated for June and will cost $600 and $700 when they arrive. Olympus hasn't said if kits will be available with these lenses, though most any Micro Four Thirds lens from Panasonic or Olympus should work.





By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

Finding a speaker purpose-built for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, ...

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News