Olympus is the inventor of some cool and classy cameras that hit the shelves of shops and have the buyers in a dizzy state of attraction. This time around it has introduced its PEN E-P5 mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera which while it has 60s outer features nevertheless contains the latest cutting edge inner details.
There are traditionalists and old school fanatics who don’t want any changes to occur in the camera models they use. No matter the faults that turn up at every corner in the dinosaur editions, they staunchly stick to their decisions to use the goods of their golden days. Then there are the deconstructionists who take something old and dismantle it to create a new version that sparkles with the sharpest ingenuity and practical reinvention. They seem to have heated up the stale formulas in the microwave of technological change.
Olympus too has taken this route. The company stated in today's new release that its hard workers and lab technicians have taken the PEN F of swinging sixties fame and reconstructed it to create the PEN E-P5 of 2013. It has a black-and-white, steel-and-leather exterior that is stunning at first sight. Solid and durable, as a compact device, it is a good thing that just got better.
While the overt frame may appear decades old, the internal microstructure of the E-P5 is a complex mixture of quite a few superb leading-edge features. As a mirror-free camera it has a multi-axis stabilization system that puts other cameras with their blurring results to shame. The auto-focus is sheer speed and agility in motion. And the shutter is lightning fast and displays nanosecond-level quickness.
What this means is that you can take close-up photographs of bumble bees in which their wings would look stationary instead of hovering. Within its smart, locked-up, fit body you will find a megapixel sensor extraordinaire, a huge tip-over liquid crystal display unit and a Wi-Fi facility. And while handling this small and svelte sample is a little tricky it contains so many surprises that you will forget this minor inconvenience in no time.
Almost a thousand dollars worth in its market sales price, the E-P5 is a high-end product that contains a collage-forming mode in its selective spectrum. For a taste of the sixties, that decade of Flower Power and Jim Morrison, this is just the thing. It will bring back all the memories melting into each other and afford you a spectacular photographic experience par excellence. Get one and snap those shots with a series of clicks!