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Shoot Like a Pro: Cameras – Olympus E-P1

This Olympus has interchangeable lenses that take magazine-worthy shots.

The new breed of “four thirds” digitals might become the ultimate trail camera. With the optics, advanced sensors, and interchangeable lenses of a DSLR, compacts like the E-P1 take outstanding stills and video—at sandwich-size. Our tester clipped the E-P1 to his hipbelt on a six-day hike and came home with images good enough to print in future issues. Downside: There’s no viewfinder, so you must compose shots with the display. That chews through a battery every 150-200 pictures, and that’s with no playback. $800; 12 oz.; olympus.com

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