Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mirrorless at Disney World

Despite the advice that I give people about not purchasing a new camera immediately before going on a big vacation trip, that's exactly what I did this month. I had my Olympus Pen E-P3 not quite a week when I found myself at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Even though I fumbled through some of the controls and kind of gave up on taking professional quality photos, I was generally happy with the results. These are my favorite shots from the trip.

The Pen E-P3 is one of the new generation of mirrorless cameras, also known as Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens cameras or EVIL. There's no truth to the rumor that I bought one just for the acronym.

It is fun to have all the controls of a large SLR in such a small package. I know the camera is more capable than the operator with not enough practice was during this test.

If you'd like to see more photos and video I shot with the little Olympus, check out my video at YouTube.


Sarh G said...

Great photos Chad! I hope you put the camera down long enough to ride the Aerosmith rollercoaster. :) merry Christmas!

Great Buffalo said...

Those are some pretty cool shots. Really like the EPCOT one.

Chad Coppess said...

Thanks! No Aerosmith roller coasters for me or Tower of Terror. I'm a pretty tame ride guy.