What kind of camera can you buy with PHP 15,000 anyway? A nice, shiny point & shoot; a halfway-decent megazoom bridge camera; or even an enthusiast compact like the Canon S95 or Panasonic LX5 if you look hard enough. But wait, what about an Interchangeable Lens Compact? These are those DSLR-quality shooters that pack a punch but also promise great portability. They’re expensive, you say? Well not anymore. We bought this Olympus E-PL1 micro 4/3 ILC (with 14-42 kit) for only PHP 15,000 – and we’re damn happy about it. What you have right here is a large sensor 12MP camera with interchangeable lenses, pop-up flash, hotshoe mount, scene modes, art filters, 2.7” 230k dot live view display, and more bells and whistles to make a consumer DSLR-owner excited. This is the cheapest ILC you can get out there, but has also been proven to deliver some of the best quality images against it’s peers. And as DSLR owners ourselves, we love the living bajeezus out of it. So let’s not fret: you can check out our video unboxing of this amazing camera right after the jump!
If you watched the video unboxing (and you should’ve), you’ll know that you can get your own Olympus E-PL1 from DBGadgets here. They’re a refutable seller on the Multiply Marketplace, and we bought ours with a Credit Card purchase – admittedly its one of the best 15,000 bucks we’ve ever invested.
Watch out for a full review of this camera soon, but if you’re so inclined just pick one up as we already highly recommend it – its just that good.