A longtime warrior in the battle of the digital camera, Olympus has discovered what it takes to boost its items so that they function for the photographer no matter what the conditions, for instance, if light is changing the automatic mode of the PEN E-PL1 12.three Live MOS Micro four.three Interchangeable lens model tends to make this a point-and-click zoom camera that let’s you shoot like a pro.
Perhaps it is simply because Olympus has been in the digital camera wars for so extended, the business has learned what photographers want and the PEN E-PL1 undoubtedly exhibits that. Here’s one function that you will almost certainly like, let’s say you are framing a still in the two.7-inch LCD in the rear when you see the youngsters that you had taken the time to line up so neatly located a football and had been getting a wonderful time with it. Would you demand that they stop their game and their fun or would you go with it? We chose fun and pushed the shutter and the “red button” on the back and not only had a camera that kept the little ones in concentrate, but when recorded the exciting on their faces as they played their impromptu game of football.
The PEN E-PL1 is for the photographer who truly does not want to get so involved in the hobby that all he or she is thinking is about F-stops (ISO levels) or zooming in. Rather, with the number of automatic modes constructed into the wide-ranging software program in the PEN E-PL1, all you have to do is actually frame your image and squeeze (by no means jerk) the shutter and you have a truly fine picture.
How can Olympus get away with this? Effectively, envision you had the E3 or E620 Digital Single Lens Reflex and imaging that you took your mini-screwdriver and opened them up, what to you consider you would locate? Very just, you would uncover a Processor that is enormous. You would expect some thing like this in a dSLR, however, in a point-and-shoot like the PEN E-PL1, you would uncover a Olympus’ Tru Pic V Processor that is completely eight times the size of any comparable point-and-shoot camera.
Getting this type of firepower beneath your fingertip not only indicates that you do not have to be involved in the ultimate choices, even though you may want to be, then there are slides on the back that allow you to variety through the 19 modes available in the automatic settings. It also indicates that instead of putting an autostabliizer feature on the lens as a lot of heavier dSLR systems do to hold their systems in focus with no blur at lengthy zooms and with difficult light, the processor requires care of that for you.
Of course, the processor does give you a wonderful deal of range. From F-one hundred to F3200 (IS0 100 t0 3200 for low-light situations), the processor will deal with the work. And, if a flash is required, a accurate flash pops up from the back (not 1 of these little strobes) that can operate with other Olympus strobes wirelessly to take multi-strobe shots.
There’s just so significantly constructed into this camera it’s tough to know what to place in subsequent. For instance, you have the 19 automatic scene modes like Sunset and other modes, and if you never like what you see, you can basically push the iA (immediate Automatic) button which overrides the automated selections and reworks them for a greater shot).
Of course, you have up to eight face-recognition so that if you are concentrating on certain men and women in a crowd and they leave and comeback into the frame the PEN E-P1 the application automatically recognizes them and brings them back into focus.
The Olympus has so a lot of modes, here are just of the few other folks we liked: Skin Tone Enhancement so that skin is smoothed 19 Modes – Portrait to Sunset, Fireworks, Sunset, Kids, Macro Panorama Panorama where the camera will automatically take 3 shots of a bigger view and seamlessly paste them into a single or if you hit the ib button you can have up to 10 Shooting Tips that works with the autofocus for ideal image outcomes Interchangeable lenses, on a 4/3 format at 12.three MP and the other a 14mm to 42 mm zoom from F/three.5-5.6 A constructed-in 3X optical zoom, as nicely Autocontrol with the HDMI cable from your HDTV remote.
Roberto Sedycias functions as an IT consultant for ecommBR