Weekend Gadgets: Olympus Pen EP-1

olympus-ep-1I've been dying to get my hands on it for months, and this weekend I finally have it! The Olympus EP-1 Micro four-thirds camera, that is.

I've just taken it out of its box, so don't expect too detailed a rundown of its pros and cons just yet. But even in those initial moments, its a weird sort of camera – although not necessarily in a bad way. The first thing I did, after attaching the lens and removing the lens cap, was to raise the camera to my eye like I would a traditional DSLR. I actually brushed the LCD against my nose before I remembered that the EP-1 doesn't have a built-in viewfinder.

I'll be playing around with this a fair bit over the weekend, as well as checking out the new Panasonic Lumix FP8 compact snapper. Fortunately we're having a bit of a baby party on Sunday, so there should plenty of photos to be taken.

Anybody else have a date with a gadget this weekend?

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