Nikon, Flip and Olympus…oh my!

It’s been like Christmas lately with a whole bunch of new camera gear coming across my desk. Here’s a quick overview of some of the new stuff I’ve been playing with.

Earlier this week I received the much awaited Nikon D7000 camera body that I had preordered awhile ago:

Christmas came early for me #D7000

It’s a significant update to my D90 that I’m still digging into…I’ll try to get a proper first look post in a few weeks after putting it through it’s paces a little more. I’m still debating on selling my D90 versus having a second camera body – something that would have come in handy a few times this year, especially during the Olympics.

Flip UltraHD
Flip Canada just unveiled their latest batch of HD cameras with some interesting upgrades including image stablization and a new expansion port (FlipPort) that promises to give a ton of new options for shooting video with.

Flip Ultra 2

They gave me a Flip UltraHD to play with and I’m currently working on a comparison review with my Kodak HD camera.

Olympus EPL-1
On Friday I received a Olympus PEN E-PL1 from Olympus:

Got a review unit E-PL1 from Olympus just in time for the weekend

This micro four thirds camera has been getting a lot of buzz lately with my photographer friends so I’m anxious to spend some time with it and see how it performs as a point and shoot with a lot of the abilities of a DSLR.

Post your questions about any of these cameras in the comments and I’ll try to answer them.


  1. Michael Kwan says:

    Reading some of the other reviews for E-PL1, they say that Olympus really dumbed down the interface to make it more consumer-friendly. This is both good and bad, I suppose, but it’s too bad they got rid of the SLR-style dials and such too. How do you find the UI?

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