I’m in love!

12 Jul

No, I’m not over Michael Jackson yet.  I just had a mini-marathon of MJ’s music videos and performances with my 8-year old nephew Isla in his room.  I must have watched his Motown “Billie Jean” performance at least five times this day, with Isla trying to imitate Jackson’s moonwalk and footwork.

But life must go on, as they say, and this evening, while checking out Yugatech, I fell in love.


It’s the Olympus Pen EP-1, the smallest DLSR in the world.  I think this is the perfect DLSR for me.  I’ve been wanting to buy a DLSR (since I’ve long given up on my Canon film SLR, mahal magpa-develop) but I can’t get over the bulkiness of the DLSR cams.  I thought, if I am to buy a DLSR, it must be something I’d be willing to bring along with me wherever I go.  And this is it! This is really it! Ha!

Reposting from Yugatech:

Specs of Olympus Pen E-P1
12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor
3″ display screen
3fps sequential shooting
6400 ISO max
60 – 1/4000 sec. shutter speed
LiveView Autofocus
14-42mm M.Zuiko and 17mm F2.8 pancake (kit lenses)

Olympus uses the micro four-thirds technology with this model. Unlike other dSLR from Canon or Nikon, the Image Stabilizer of the Olympus E-P1 is built in the camera, not the lens. It also does 720p HD video recording (1280×720). One obvious drawback is that this camera does not have a built-in flash and no built-in viewfinder (sold separately).

Suggested price is $800 with the kit lens.

Now, the only question is: How to raise US$800 or about P40,000 to buy this beauty.  I need a good paying raket!

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