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    Is this worth buying?

    The only thing i do not like about this cam is the lack of build in flash.
    its external flash is rather ugly too

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtodslr View Post
    Is this worth buying?

    The only thing i do not like about this cam is the lack of build in flash.
    its external flash is rather ugly too
    Whether or not this is worth buying is entirely up to you. If you do not like the flash, there are other external flashes available that can also be used with the E-P2, I can always tell you that the camera is worth buying, but that is just me, whether or not its worth to you is another story altogether, go down to the shops and have a feel of it, look around for sample images then decide

    And by the way, it isn't a DSLR,it doesn't have a prism, good luck with deciding
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    Default Re: DSLR - Olympus E-P2

    Technically, it's not a DSLR.

    Whether it's worth buying or not, totally up to you.
    I wouldn't buy it, but I'm not you
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    i am new to such 'dslr' / '4/3' systems.

    i have played with it for a while, feeling neutral about it, ep1 vs ep2, i feel better for ep1 due to the flash, ep2, rather neutral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Technically, it's not a DSLR.

    Whether it's worth buying or not, totally up to you.
    I wouldn't buy it, but I'm not you
    any particular reason?

    i am keeping my budget below 1.2k

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtodslr View Post
    i am new to such 'dslr' / '4/3' systems.

    i have played with it for a while, feeling neutral about it, ep1 vs ep2, i feel better for ep1 due to the flash, ep2, rather neutral.
    You mean E-PL1? E-PL1 has built in flash,E-P1 and E-P2 are quite similar
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    Quote Originally Posted by newtodslr View Post
    any particular reason?

    i am keeping my budget below 1.2k
    Reason?
    It's not a DSLR that's why

    But hey, this type of camera has sold in the millions, so what do I know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidey89 View Post
    You mean E-PL1? E-PL1 has built in flash,E-P1 and E-P2 are quite similar

    yes.
    e-pl1 has internal flash.

    i believe both models have close specs. ( can't tell the diff though )
    but the handling and feel is e-p2 has a more robust feel, less the built in flash
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    Quote Originally Posted by newtodslr View Post
    yes.
    e-pl1 has internal flash.

    i believe both models have close specs. ( can't tell the diff though )
    but the handling and feel is e-p2 has a more robust feel, less the built in flash
    All 3 models are pretty much similar in specs, quality wise not too far apart either, main diff is some features and price and built quality as you've said
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    Actually imo bringing an external flash for a model like the ep-2 kinda beats its purpose. If we need extra accessories for cameras I'd rather go for a DSLR, if I'm into portability then the E-PL1 is the one I'd choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedDeadEye View Post
    Actually imo bringing an external flash for a model like the ep-2 kinda beats its purpose. If we need extra accessories for cameras I'd rather go for a DSLR, if I'm into portability then the E-PL1 is the one I'd choose.
    It really depends, some people such as myself, use E-P1 which also doens't have built in flash and am happy with it because I seldom use flash when I take my PEN with me, but I carry an FL-36R when I go out at night and till today, I've not have to use my flash when I go out with my PEN even though I carry it with me at night

    May I ask? How is bringing an external flash for the PENs without built in flash defeats its purpose? Other than having a small camera to maximize portability? and DSLR may have built in flash, but it is also bigger, so its a situation where "you win some, you lose some" so my advice to the TS is, get with what suits you better
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidey89 View Post
    May I ask? How is bringing an external flash for the PENs without built in flash defeats its purpose? Other than having a small camera to maximize portability? and DSLR may have built in flash, but it is also bigger, so its a situation where "you win some, you lose some" so my advice to the TS is, get with what suits you better
    That's basically the main reason why people would choose a ep-2 over a dslr. What I meant was if you want a ep-2, chances are you want your stuff to be light and portable, which is why i'd get a epl-1 instead of the ep-2 in this case. No need for a external flash whatsoever.

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    well, I suppose he means that the main selling point of the PEN series is small size yet capable. With the addition of the flash, it can become quite cumbersome to handle, as the center of gravity has shifted away from the grip area.

    That is one of my reservations about this type of camera, but I really feel that it's "to each his own" Like I said, this type of camera has sold in the millions, so obviously it's a winning formula
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    Quote Originally Posted by newtodslr View Post
    Is this worth buying?

    The only thing i do not like about this cam is the lack of build in flash.
    its external flash is rather ugly too
    Nikon D3 is a DSLR. but lack of build in flash.
    does not it mean D3 is not a good DSLR and is not worth buying at all.

    I have EP1, and like it. Personally i like EP1 does not come with flash. i like the way it is.
    If i need a flash, i would use external flash rather than the built in.

    If you dun like FL14, you can always buy FL36R or FL50R with remote trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedDeadEye View Post
    That's basically the main reason why people would choose a ep-2 over a dslr. What I meant was if you want a ep-2, chances are you want your stuff to be light and portable, which is why i'd get a epl-1 instead of the ep-2 in this case. No need for a external flash whatsoever.
    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    well, I suppose he means that the main selling point of the PEN series is small size yet capable. With the addition of the flash, it can become quite cumbersome to handle, as the center of gravity has shifted away from the grip area.

    That is one of my reservations about this type of camera, but I really feel that it's "to each his own" Like I said, this type of camera has sold in the millions, so obviously it's a winning formula
    Ah..... I see.... But you're right, to each his own
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    update

    i hooted a epl1, because i need the build in flash

    time to get used to my new toy

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtodslr View Post
    update

    i hooted a epl1, because i need the build in flash

    time to get used to my new toy
    Good for you. Now go out and shoot more!
    Exploring! :)

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    guys need some advise here. after playing with the cam for a while

    i face this difficultly.

    how can shoot a fast moving object clearly in low light without flash and not having a blur picture as well?

    example, shooting of moving vehicle number plates from the road side?

    i tried fast shutter speed, pictures gets dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtodslr View Post
    guys need some advise here. after playing with the cam for a while

    i face this difficultly.

    how can shoot a fast moving object clearly in low light without flash and not having a blur picture as well?

    example, shooting of moving vehicle number plates from the road side?

    i tried fast shutter speed, pictures gets dark
    no way to do it
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    ... I'm not a photographer yet.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtodslr View Post
    guys need some advise here. after playing with the cam for a while

    i face this difficultly.

    how can shoot a fast moving object clearly in low light without flash and not having a blur picture as well?

    example, shooting of moving vehicle number plates from the road side?

    i tried fast shutter speed, pictures gets dark
    Not sure what you're trying to shoot, but it'd probably help to learn the basics, and one way to shoot a moving object is to pan, the background will be blurred instead though
    A wise man said, "Any available light is good light"

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