Andertho Loves His Olympus E-P1 Pen Compact Digital Camera

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If you are in the market for a compact digital camera check out this review by Flickr user Andertho. He highly recommends the Olympus E-P1.

Retro beauty, modern function. This is the sweetest, nicest, awesomest, prettiest digital camera I have ever seen. The form factor is amazing. The build quality is just superb. The fit and finish are masterfully done. The camera has a satisfying heft even given its small size. The shutter makes a nice, quiet ka-chunk noise that is just satisfying as well. This thing looks like something Henri Cartier-Bresson would have carried around 60 years ago, yet it is an amazingly capable modern camera. This is a camera you just want to pick up and hold and play with. I find excuses to take this thing with me and use it. I love my D-300 for what it can DO. I love this camera for what it IS.

Read the entire review here.

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  1. I think they need to release this in the body of their older XA or XA2. I still have my XA and its wonderful…now if only I could get a digital sensor for it.

  2. Susan says:

    I bought one a few months ago and it produces some fine images and makes a nice companion to my Leica M8 (soon to be M9). My only complaint is that it can be a bit slow with the AF at times, as has been mentioned by others and in various reviews. All in all, it is a very sweet little camera

  3. Rob-L says:

    I love mine too. It’s a great little camera. I sold it though, so I could pick up the E-P2 that’s coming out in January. The E-P2 comes with an electronic view finder. Aw yeah!

  4. Christian says:

    I would actually like to read the review but all I get is “This group is not available to you.”

  5. Thomas Hawk says:

    Christian, it’s probably because the group is 18+ on Flickr and you have safe search enabled on your account. If you click on the photo in the article it should take you to another version of it from Andertho’s photostream that you should be able to access.