'So Olympus is trying again to lure this lucrative audience to its Micro Four Thirds camp, this time with the more consumer-friendly designed and priced E-PL1.
'And in the eyes of many consumers the E-PL1 will best its more expensive bigger brother due to the fact that, for the first time, Olympus has included a built-in, pop-up flash, activated by a thumb switch situated at the top left-hand edge of the camera back. '
'the E-PL1 feels sturdy and easy to tote around from bag to beach and back again.'
'Camera has a "retro" look and design, which is appealing.'
'Overall, the Sony A550 and A500 look like good camera designs with some interesting innovations that take advantage of the serious CPU power of Sony's processing chips. '
'The Sony A550 delivers several exciting and unusual capabilities, including in-camera high dynamic range images that come out very well, and a full-resolution burst mode of nearly 7 shots per second. '
'Sony’s Alpha DSLR-A550 is a mid-range DSLR aimed at enthusiasts, featuring 14.2 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation, a vertically-tilting VGA screen, two Live View modes and quick continuous shooting at up to 7fps. '
'On the downside, however, the site found that the A550 sits somewhat uncomfortably between the low and high-end, with its slightly stripped down controls turning off pros, and its rather weak performance in auto mode potentially being a problem for beginners. '
'The A380 is a fairly compact SLR that is easy to use and feature packed.'
'a Alpha A380 Black SLR Digital Camera Kit w/ 18-55mm Lens Buy a Alpha A380 SLR Digital Camera Kit w/ 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lens The Sony A380 is a new 14 megapixel DSLR camera featuring a restyled design and user interface to make it easier to use.'
'No video-out jack means images cannot be displayed on older TVs. '