Do you know?
The Olympus Pen E-P1, is the company's first Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera -- a miniaturized alternative to a digital SLR (DSLR).
Why it's different:
The E-P1's retro styling stands out among other DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras. The compact body is a result of the MFT system, which reduces bulk by forgoing an SLR's internal mirror and prism for through-the-lens viewing. The result is a camera significantly smaller and lighter than a DSLR, but with the flexibility of interchangeable lenses and the photo quality that comes from a large image sensor.
Me and a few friends came down to the event at Vivo City to check out the Olympus new camera!!!
And we have Esther giving us an introduction to the Olympus E-P1.
What she like:
"I like that the camera has various art modes for example my favourite which is the Pinhole effect, the grainy one which adds alot of 'feel' and the soft glow one which gives the dreamy look. Other options also include light tone, poplook (vivid colours), and pale&light. The "E-Portrait" function is also a blessing for all girls because it eliminates the blemishes from your face. No need for photoshop anymore!"
"All this functions can also be used on the video function of the camera! I filmed this video using the various effects and it's such an easy task when it comes to editing cos I just have to join the clips together! No need add more effects. It was very easy to change from one ART function to another too."
"Besides having good functions, what's most important to alot of people ultimately is the looks. I had always loved DSLR pictures but I've never thought of owning one because it's too bulky and heavy, it's very unlikely I would bring it out. However, the Olympus PEN ep-1 being a mini DSLR, it's very compact compared to normal DSLRs, yet gives the same sharp focus and blur background effect that I love."
"Although there are other brands in the market that offers compact dslr as well, but in terms of the overall size (together with the lens), this one is still smaller."
"What made most of my friends exclaim with love is the design. It looks so vintage, totally in style. I liked how it looks cute, with colourful and pretty accessories that comes with it (red pouch and strap with pink skinning! There are also other colours to choose from). A black big dslr would not fit into my style!"
Esther's video taking was awsome!
And they were taken using Olympus Pen E-P1!
Check it out below here!
What I like:
I simply love the E-P1's vintage looks. And it easily fits into my small bag, so I can easily take the camera out anywhere.
E-P1 also includes several "art filters" that let you apply post-processing effects to your images in-camera or on your computer using the included software (if you shoot in the RAW, or unprocessed, file format). It may sound like a novelty feature, but some of the effects (pinhole and grainy black-and-white, in particular) produce wonderful results. Best of all, these effects, as well as a live preview of your exposure, can be seen in real time on the camera's three-inch LCD screen.
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