February 2, 2010
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E-P2 versus E-PL1

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Preorder the E-PL1 at amazon.com

E-PL1 advantages over E-P2:

  • Dedicated REC button
  • Magnified live view button
  • Up to 14x magnification
  • Lighter low-pass filter
  • Built-in flash

E-P2 advantages over E-PL1:

  • Two control dials
  • More direct-access buttons (including ISO and white balance)
  • Superior image stabilization system
  • AE/AF lock button
  • Orientation sensor
  • Larger LCD
  • More substantial construction
  • 1/180 sec flash sync speed (rather than 1/160)
  • Maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec (rather than 1/2000)
  • Virtual level display
  • Built-in stereo mics/speakers
  • Optional wireless remote

source: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympusepl1/page3.asp

February 2, 2010
Posted in Rumors

A big picture of the BLACK E-PL1. Announcement tomorrow at 3pm Tokyo time!

Click on picture to enlarge

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One more details about the E-PL1:
Video is exactly the same as e-p2 and can be used with external mic and manual exposure.
The Olympus E-PL1 will be announced tomorrow February 3 at 3pm Tokyo time.
7am in Berlin
6am in London
1am in New York
22pm in Los Angeles (February 2)
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February 2, 2010
Posted in news

Thanks guys! It was -> “Advertising question”

UPDATE:

I want to say thanks to all of you for answering the poll (and for your comments). You gave me a lot of indications for the final redesign. More or less this is what I am going to do:

1) Remove the top deal bar (maybe add it at the bottom of the website and make it look much nicer). Finally you don’t need to scroll to see the latest post!

2) Remove completely the left sidebar. This should help you to  avoid the tunnel vision ;)

3) On the right sidebar I will move the google AD to the bottom.

4) I will place very small advertising banners between the post. This will also help to divide the different posts.

5) I was told some of you dislike deal posts in the main content. Maybe I will add a small text deal banner in a fixed position between the first and second post. If you have a better idea let me know.

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Sorry if I didn’t manage do serve you with a decent design. I am good in finding rumors not so good in layout understanding :)

Anyway the new website will be content oriented and advertising should only be placed where it makes sense fo you.

I really really really hope I can manage it to make you happy!

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February 2, 2010
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Two new Olympus specs and price leaked! 9-18mm and 14-150mm

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22pm in Los Angeles (February 2)
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OLYMPUS INTRODUCES TWO NEW ULTRA-COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED LENSES

Designed for Any Micro Four Thirds Camera, Including the New PEN E-PL1 Announced Today

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 3, 2010 – Olympus today announces two new additions to its

™ System lens lineup: the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 (35mm equivalent 18–36mm) and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 (35mm equivalent 28–300mm). Designed to maximize the performance advantages of the Micro Four Thirds System, the new lenses are significantly lighter and more compact – easily fitting in a jacket pocket.

The new lenses, made with ED (extra-low dispersion) glass for superior image quality, complement the design of the PEN® cameras, including the powerfully simple E-PL1, also announced today, making it the all-in-one package for consumers with any skill level, including those who are new to photography.

The Micro Four Thirds System standard meets the telecentric requirements of dedicated digital design. Light rays strike the imaging element nearly head-on for optimum edge-to-edge image reproduction. It also enables much more compact design than the Four Thirds System standard (or other interchangeable lens systems) because it reduces the outer diameter of the lens mount by 6mm, and the distance from the lens mount to the sensor (the flange back distance) by approximately half. As a result, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL

offer uncompromising professional quality for capturing both still-images and High-Definition (HD) videos, and the lenses are exceptionally compact to make capturing your life more fun.

The super wide-angle M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9–18mm F4.0–5.6 zoom lens (35mm equivalent 18–36mm) offers a 100 percent angle of view, and overturns the rule that super wide-angle zooms have to be big and heavy. With a length of just 49mm and a weight of just 155g, it is less than half the size and 60 percent of the weight of the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9–18mm F4.0–5.6. With its wide angle of view, including background scenery in group photos is a snap, and it can be used to create unique images with a sense of dramatically exaggerated perspective.

The high-power wide-angle to telephoto M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14–150mm F4.0–5.6 zoom lens is 65 percent smaller and 70 percent lighter than the comparable 10x ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18–180mm F3.5–6.3, making it ideal for everything from portraits and indoor scenes to sports and landscape photography.

By maximizing the advantages of the Micro Four Thirds System design, compact size, low weight and amazing image quality, the two new lenses significantly expand the photographic potential of the system. The inner focusing mechanism uses a light, compact, single-element unit to enable exceptionally fast, quiet autofocusing for smooth, superior operating ease during still and video capture. The manual focusing mechanism is designed to offer a responsive feel and precise operation, enabling you an affordable, high-quality means to capture your life in stills or HD videos.

Both lenses offer quieter and more responsive AF performance, and provide professional image quality for capturing amazing still images and videos. They are compatible with all Micro Four Thirds System Olympus PEN cameras, and all other current and future cameras that comply with the Micro Four Thirds System standard. When mounted on an Olympus PEN camera, the lenses are stabilized thanks to the camera’s in-body Image Stabilization system and offer effective shake compensation at all focal lengths.

AVAILABILITY
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9–18mm F4.0–5.6 will be available in early May, and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14–150mm F4.0–5.6 will be available in early June 2010.

U.S. Pricing / Product Configurations
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9–18mm F4.0–5.6 Estimated Street Price: $699.99
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14–150mm F4.0–5.6 Estimated Street Price: $599.99

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