EVIL Camera Technology For Dummies

Aug 13, 2010

For Dummies® releases guide to using first consumer friendly EVIL/Micro Fourth Thirds digital camera by Olympus

Hoboken, NJ (August 13, 2010) – The latest trend in digital cameras – hybrids that offer the flexibility of interchangeable lenses and a large sensor in a smaller body – now has a consumer price point and guide to using the technology. The Olympus PEN E-PL1 is among a new breed of digital cameras (the first priced at a consumer friendly sub-$600) and Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies speaks squarely at first-time users of this new type of camera who are looking for a guide to help them better understand their camera’s controls.

Sometimes called EVIL (electronic viewfinder/interchangeable lens) or Micro Four Thirds (to describe a body designed for interchangeable lenses but without the mechanisms of a DSLR), these cameras allow photographers to shoot with SLR lenses and offer a larger sensor than what is found in point & shoot cameras. They do this with a significantly smaller camera body than a DSLR but a shooting speed that rivals their higher-tech brethren.

Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies introduces users to the camera’s main functions and offers examples on how to use them to create effective digital photos. Coverage includes:

•Exploring the on-board controls
•Shooting in auto mode
•Working with lenses
•Dialing in exposure and lighting controls
•Manipulating focus and color controls
•Situational shooting
•Getting pics onto a PC for editing
•Printing, posting online, and other ways to share images
•Part of Tens including editing tricks

The book’s author, Julie Adair King, has penned six editions of Digital Photography For Dummies and several Nikon and Canon digital SLR camera specific guides in the For Dummies series. In this book, she speaks to the consumer/hobbyist who would like to take professional quality images without the intimidating load and price tags that accompany most DSLR cameras.

The book is due in stores and available online August 9th, while the camera itself has been brought to market and is currently enjoying both professional and consumer acclaim. Reviewers have lauded the power, flexibility, and price of the PEN E-PL1. Eric Reagan of photographybay.com wrote “Consumers looking to upgrade their point and shoot cameras should seriously consider picking up the E-PL1.”

To inquire about an author interview, request a review copy and/or excerpt content from the book, please contact Ashley Evens via email (aevens @ wiley.com) or call 201-748-6702.

Olympus PEN E-PL1 For Dummies®
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Paper; $29.99; 352 Pages
August 2010; ISBN 978-0-470-87950-4

About the Author
Julie Adair King (Indianapolis, IN) has been covering digital cameras and photography for over a decade. Along with the six editions of Digital Photography For Dummies, Julie has also written For Dummies guides covering specific Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras, as well as Digital Photos Projects For Dummies. She also works one-on-one with beginning digital photographers in the classroom at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

About For Dummies®
With near universal name recognition, more than 150 million books in print, and over 900 + topics, For Dummies is the world’s bestselling reference series. With loyal customers around the globe, For Dummies enriches people’s lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Described by the N.Y. Times as “more than a publishing phenomenon, but a sign of the times,” For Dummies span every section of the bookstore, covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, and more. The Dummies brand has expanded into new products and categories with an extensive licensed product line, including fitness and hobby DVDs, grilling kits, business software, cleaning products, automotive kits, craft kits, and apparel. For more information, visit Dummies.com. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

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