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Any non-dumbed down Olympus models left? (compact)

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Pawnless Endgame, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 11,440

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    I used to have an Olympus C765 compact 4MP camera which allowed full control over shutter speed, aperture size, focus and ISO. I'm looking at the current line-up of Olympus compact cameras and I can't find a single one that has manual control apart from ISO. They now just have set scenes, auto mode and "P" mode (where you can adjust ISO). If someone can prove me wrong, throwing me one or two model numbers, that would be awesome. Price I'm not too fussy, and as long as it's 10MP or over, it's groovy. Cheers :)
     
  2. topbanana

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Jun 2005

    Posts: 631

    Why are you limiting yourself to one brand?
     
  3. K.C. Leblanc

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,163

    Location: Glocestershire

    PEN E-P1

    Although it's quite expensive
     
  4. Jimbu

    Hitman

    Joined: 10 Mar 2004

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    Location: Oxford

    the PEN E-PL is the cheaper version
     
  5. p0ss3s3d

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Dec 2008

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    The EP-1 is priced very well with the 14-42mm at the large high street photo shop.
     
  6. bigredshark

    Man of Honour

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    Lovely camera but not quite what I'd call compact - it has interchangable lenses and it isn't really pocket sized either. Still, lovely camera - though the GF1 is arguably technically better...
     
  7. p0ss3s3d

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Dec 2008

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    ^
    The GF1 and PEN are the same size. With the pancakes they are both essentially compacts and the olympus has the collapsing kit lens.

    I agree the GF1 is probably technically a bit better though, but for size the pen is smaller with the kit zooms - GF1 with the pancakes fitted.
     
  8. bigredshark

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    I'm purely saying not compact on the grounds it's a fair bit more chunky than even a high end compact like the Canon S90. I'd take the E-p1 with the 17mm pancake myself, slower but wider lens (and I like the styling of the e-p1 more, which is rather shallow but hey)