Am I too old fashioned to require a viewfinder in my choice of camera? Other than my obvious aversion to trusting a small lcd screen for taking photos the Olympus E-P1 looks like a perfect choice for the design conscious traveller.
There’s no doubting this is a handsome little beast, and the choice of materials, sleek, simple lines and lack of unnecessary ornamentation give it the same ‘real camera’ appeal that makes otherwise rational photographers lust after the similarly timeless Leica M8. The E-P1 is one of the most attractive digital cameras we’ve ever seen, and we can imagine there will be a lot of people looking to justify buying one even if they have little or no real need for one. The ‘pride of ownership’ factor is going to be very strong with this one.