'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.
'The most interesting Art Filters slow down operation (and make the movie mode virtually useless). '
'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. '
'Look past the high-speed features, though, and the FC100 is considerably less attractive with a narrow lens, a control and menu design that takes some adjusting to, and photos that are simply OK for its class. '
'The 9.1-megapixel Casio Exilim EX-FC100 ($349.99 list) has some cool features that no other compact point-and-shooter can offer. '
'As a point-and-shoot camera, the EX-FC100 is fairly typical: It has a 9-megapixel sensor (which allows you to extract large prints from your images), a 5X optical zoom for extra telephoto reach, a stabilized sensor for sharper handheld shooting, and all of the expected point-and-shoot features, such as scene modes, face detection, good metering, and autofocus. '
'As a point-and-shoot camera, the Casio Exilim EX-FC100 is fairly typical: It has a 9Mp sensor (which allows you to extract large prints from your images), a 5x optical zoom for extra telephoto reach, a stabilised sensor for sharper handheld shooting, and all of the expected point-and-shoot features, such as scene modes, face detection, good metering, and autofocus. '
'Things can get quite bad when you combine low light levels with very long focal lengths.'
'The X90 can certainly match its main rivals in terms of specification, and is currently selling for around £274, which is fairly competitive. 6 comments.'
'Though its smaller form factor means its button and control layout looks busy, start using the camera and it transpires that these are well placed, as well as being clearly marked with variously icons and text.'
'images appear quite noisy and lose detail at ISO1600 and above.'
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