Since XiaoQin was driving this year, weight was a non issue for her and she could carry the Olympus EPL-1, which we borrowed from him. There are a few annoying things about the Olympus EPL-1:
- It stamps all photos with the caption OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA. Yes, this is a camera that shouts at you and demands that you remove all those captions.
- It has no orientation sensor, so you have to manually fix the orientation of all the photos that are shot vertically.
- It does not have a rear control dial, so exposure control requires cumbersome button presses.
- The auto-focus is piss poor.