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This is about size. I'd rather have something smaller without VF or flash. If you want to compromise on size, get the G1. There are rumours they will do an external EVF though (not just the existing optical one for prime).

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UPDATE!

Hi everyone, I just published my review of the Olympus E-P1 below, which includes a compilation of HD video clips. Hope you enjoy it! A GF1 review is in the pipeline...

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olympus_E-P1/


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Hi Gordon,

Not that I really needed reminding, but your E-P1 review is another example of why the CameraLabs reviews are the best, IMHO. A huge amount of information presented in a very easy to read format with an unbiased approach which praises the good stuff while also highlighting the less good stuff. Great job. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:47 pm 
Best regards to all of you!

I think Cameralabs reviews are the most objective and it is pure joy reading it.

However, I do have a question and a comment:
1. What about "classic" video-tour of E-P1? Is there going to be one or there'll be just this video compilation?
2. Lately there are no comments of gallery pictures in reviews. However, there are sections about movies. Maybe I am conservative, but I think that photo-cameras main purpose is to make still pictures, movies are just welcomed addition.

Thank you. I am looking forward to every new review because it helped me greatly in choosing my equipment.


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Cameralabs prefers the E-620 to the E-P1. Interesting.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:59 pm 
DSLR's have gained weight and size dramatically in the last years. Even the E620 camera (which is known as pocketable) is 1cm higher and 1 cm thicker than the Olympus OM4. I agree with Gordon that some can perhaps see the EP1 as too small. But I think it is right of Olympus to seek for the pocketable way. The pro MFT camera should have the OM4 dimensions.


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Thanks guys...

VICTORzg, there won't be a normal video tour of the E-P1 simply because they take a very long time to film and edit, and I'm already fairly late in reviewing this model.

As for my detail on the movie modes, this is one of the things which makes us different from the other sites - same for Live View. I agree not everyone find these features useful, but I personally do, and by going into them in detail it gives us something different from the other reviews out there. Otherwise we'd all be the same.

As for the gallery comments, I decided to stop doing them as they actually took a long time but were actually fairly similar across many products - so instead I dropped them and went for bigger cropped areas instead. In the case of the compact reviews, you'll see they're downloadable from flickr too.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:21 pm 
Thank you for answer :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:49 pm 
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Cameralabs prefers the E-620 to the E-P1. Interesting.


From the photos I've seen, the EP1 has better noise control and a weaker AA filter, and thus a "sharper" and cleaner look to its photographs. But the AF is painfully slow. If the EP1 had the Panny GF1's AF speed, I'd be all over it right now!


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Hi everyone, ahead of our upcoming Panasonic GF1 review, we've published High ISO Noise results comparing it against the Olympus E-P1 and Canon PowerShot G11:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon ... oise.shtml


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:47 am 
Nice to see the G11 put up a decent fight until ISO800.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:51 pm 
I just got a Canon S90 (with the same sensor as the G11 but a f/2.0 lens). So far, I am not impressed with the high ISO performance when compared with the Panny TZ5. TZ5 is a tad bit noisier from ISO200 and up. But it also retains detail much better. S90 images from ISO200 and up look very soft. Will continue my testing ...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:00 am 
Not sure what you meant there Armanius. :?

You are not impressed with the noise performance of the S90 compared to the TZ5 yet you say the TZ5 is noisier after ISO200?

You also say that it retains detail much better but that images after ISO200 look soft?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:58 am 
Meaning that the S90 suppresses noise by making the images softer. In short, the quality of the image still suffers.

As for retaining details, I was referring to the TZ5. It's noiser but it also retains more detail (i.e. images look sharper and more well defined).


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:53 am 
Ah, thanks for clearing that up. :)


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