It’s been rumored for a while now, and guess what–it appears that the rumors were true. When I walked into my meeting with Olympus and saw the fabled EP5, I immediately asked them to take my credit card away from me. Today’s announcement marks the upgrade to the top tier of the Olympus Pen line of cameras. And in some ways it is outdoing its bigger brother, the Olympus OMD EM5. This is very typical of Olympus, though, as they often tend to cannibalize their own products very quickly and in different ways.
With that said though, there are some differentiating factors between this and the current king: the OMD.
Editor’s Note: The EP5 is available body only for $999.99 in black, silver and white or with the 17mm f1.8 and new VF-4 viewfinder for $1,449.00 in black or silver.
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When you’re travelling, sometimes it is nice to be able to switch out between various devices for different needs. Acer’s new technology involving the versatility of its screen may probably be making it one step closer for a travelling photographer–providing that they want to give up their MacBook or split the hard drive and boot Lion onto the machine. The screen of the Acer Aspire 7 operates as a normal front view screen, then it can be turned around for presentations, or it can collapse and work in a tablet like interface (perfect for Photoshop if a stylus is designed!) or it can work in a more ergonomically comfortable position of slanted and facing up if the laptop in, well, in your lap!
The Acer Aspire 7 also comes preloaded with Windows 8 to take advantage of the touchscreen monitor, 15 inch screen that comes with a “full HD” resolution, the latest generation of Intel Core chips, and more.
Gizmodo’s hands on review states that it is targeted at people that will be at a desk all day, but we can see it being a very mobile workstation.
The Apple iPad Mini turned lots of heads, had some people scratching their heads, and sooner or later became quite the hit. Photographers love the iPad. It is an excellent way to show off a portfolio, as it is small and can accomplish many of the tasks we often need to do. But with the release of both the iPad Mini and iPad 4, why would a photographer prefer the Mini over anything else?
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