expired Olympus Pen Mini (Mirrorless Digicam) Twin Lens Kit $348 (RRP $499)

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Hi everyone,

Just noticed DSE have the Olympus Pen Mini TWIN LENS kit marked down to $348.

Black instore or delivered. Purple instore only http://dicksmith.com.au/product/XG6126/olympus-pen-mini-comp...

I have one of these myself and although marketed as a basic easy to use step up from a point and shoot these are actually a fully featured camera. Once you turn on the "super control panel" you have all your normal DSLR options available. Great for the P&S crowd as well as enthusiasts.

Picture quality is excellent. Focusing is faster than any dslr i have used. Camera itself is tiny, I bought this to replace my old DSLR as a smaller camera goes with me more often. I fit the camera and both lenses in a case designed to fit one of those slr shaped point and shoots.


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    Great finding OP….
    Now it's time to make decision, which is better, EPM1 with twin lens or V1 with speedlight at David Jones?

  • +5 votes

    Plus $20 off if you pay with paypal
    http://dicksmith.com.au/offer/paypalcashback

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      I had the page open overnight but link has disappeared,
      Decision made!
      Please mark as expired.

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    Hmmmm this looks very tempting… this plus the 45mm f1.8 look to be a winning combo.

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    I had one of these before, its extremely good price for the twin lens kit. The only problem I really have is the screen resolution is abit low for my liking. Its not as good as a NEX in terms of low light, but it can take good photos when outside. The kit lens is pretty sharp. If as suggested by atlas, the 45mm 1.8 would vastly improve its low light performance. For the price, I think its a good camera if u don't mind the lower resolution screen as the pictures come out are rather good

    • +1 vote

      Talking about low light performance - the E-PM2 has been released with a 16MP sensor. But it's several hundred more expensive as it is obviously relatively new.

      I'm guessing perhaps that the 40-150mm zoom could be sold for about $80-100, bringing the cost down to about $240 which seems pretty good for compact SLR performance.

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        megapixels doesnt improve low light performances

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          bbyboy - sorry you're right re the megapixels/sensor, but the E-PM2 reportedly has much better low-light performance. Could be due to the new processor?

          aznsniper - yeah from retailers it sells for about $200 but a quick look on ebay completed sales indicated offloading for about $100

        • +2 votes

          E-PM1 uses a fairly old sensor (from back in 2009 I think) whereas the E-PM2 uses the OM-D sensor which beats some APS-C sized sensors. It's a big step up from those older sensors they got from Panasonic.

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        The zoom lens sells for about 200 bucks online actually

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    A very good Compact System Camera for those considering moving up from a Point & Shoot Camera.
    Comes with a small flash unit as well as Olympus 2 years warranty. The 2 lenses cover an extensive focal length of 28mm - 300mm. Olympus PEN cameras are reknown for their user-friendly interface that is highly customisable.

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    This is a really good deal. Although maybe not so much if you're just planning on eBaying it. I'm sure you'd be able to make a bit of cash out of it but it might not be worth the effort.

    Since I already have other lenses, I'd personally sell the 14-42mm and keep the 40-150mm if I were to get this. It's pretty sharp for something that doesn't cost a lot (sharper than my Panasonic 14-140mm). Nice zoom range too. Plus it's relatively small and light (especially when compared to the Panasonic counterparts). I recently got one and I'm really considering selling my Panasonic 14-140mm (which I absolutely love) and keeping the Olympus 40-150mm instead.

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    Very good camera. Reasonably good deal.
    But as any of them has its own limitations.
    I can see clearly the difference between photos taken with Pentax K-01 (APC-S sensor) and this camera.
    Low light performance is a bit disappointing.

    If you want to try 4/3rds get a camera on this deal.
    Invest in a 45mm 1.8 and you'll have a lot of fun for the next few years.
    Then you can decide what you want.

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    Myer in Macq Centre got the single lens kit for $320 + extra 15% off which makes it $272. Cheaper if you do not need the extra zoom lens. Extra 15% today only.

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      Thanks i grabbed one from Myer.

      Now trying to decide whether to keep it and sell my G15 or perhaps just stick with the G15.

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        40-150mm zoom is well worth paying extra ~$80.
        Depends on what you plan to shot though.

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    Big W stores here in Newcastle are selling the camera with single lens kit for $298. Which is $50 cheaper than they did last week. Silver and Purple available.

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    I have an E-P3 and my gf has a E-PM1, they are good cameras, this is great price for a twin lens kit, that 14-42 is sharp little lens. Yes the 16MP CMOS in the newer cameras is better.

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    will like to sell my E-PM1 for 250 brown color with single lens. (NSW North Sydney)
    Only come with standard accessories no memory card or screen protector.

    Only used it for 3 times.
    Selling reason…. can't fit into my pocket. Was my bad decision to pick this camera where I want a pocket camera.

    free free to message me

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    It's a nice little camera, but the sensor is quite outdated. You'll need to spend more $$ on a faster lens if you do any kind of indoor shooting with it.