Thom Hogan a notorious Nikon camera and lens reviewers is sharing his E-P1 thoughts on his website.
He is very interested in Olympus m4/3 development and he believes to know that Nikon want release any m4/3 competitor soon:
“The real question is whether Nikon has gotten the wake up call yet. There are quotes in the business press in Japan from Nikon executives indicating that they’re aware of m4/3 and watching it closely, but that they don’t currently have development plans for anything similar. If true, that’s a huge mistake, Nikon.“
Bad for Nikon!
Today we will share you some multiculture E-P1 related news ;)
For our spanish fellowship there is a new E-P1 preview at fotoactualidad
And french friends can visit the focus numerique website which is showing us a very detailled ISO comparison between the E-P1 the G1 the GH1 the Nikon D90 and Nikon D5000. The Nikon cameras do have a clear advantage but not that much!
A Russian guy had the chance to take some picture with the E-P1 and you can read his experiences here…if you can read the russian language!
The Olympus Photo Safari Group owns the E-P1 with both lenses and they want to answer all your questions. You only have to write a comment to the linked post.
Thanks to J.D.H for the link!
Version 1.02 improves autofocus performance and allows you to access magnified live view with a single button press when in manual focus mode.
“The GH1 is compact, elegant, well-built and captures great images.”
Zone-10 wrote a very long article over the E-P1. It is a very interesting text and they included following prediction:
“I fully expect to see Olympus introduce a “pocket-camera” Digital Pen that does not take interchangeable lenses. It will have an extending zoom lens, or another model may have a fixed 35mm equivalent lens which will close up flush. The Infinity Stylus Zoom film cameras would be good cameras to model this after. Â The clamshell or sliding cover design is still viable and I have one which goes most everywhere with me. But pocketability is not in the design specification for the E-P1 and nor should it be–let that be a feature for another model based on the same sensor design.”
Imagine, an Olympus LX3 version with a far bigger sensor…would be nice or not?