Summary: As a replacement for my very old, much lamented (and malfunctioning) Yashica SLR, it has returned me to the real camera world. I have confront the conflict between my Ludite side and the understanding that automatic functions exceed my expectations. It makes taking picture (almost) too easy. Soon everyone will be doing it. Nice camera. Great price.
Excerpt: I can take this camera everywhere I go with me. It is so small and light for me with its 1442. And I can use all my high level lens on it. The art filters are very useful even only three ones. Sometimes, I think about the E-Pens for my daily life photo. But, I change my idea whenever I see this little guy. One of the important reason is that it is very easy for me to use my all 43 lens on it and it is still very light, the same portable to the E-Pens.
Excerpt: Had one of these for a couple of years with the twin lens kit and 25mm pancake lens. Great for travel if you want better than a digicam pictures as genuinely light and compact. Good for photographing the camera shy as it's not intimidating. Only downsides ISO only adjustable in whole stops and no IS, but for the money it's a steal for a DSLR.
Summary: Probably too soon to review, but I'm responding to an e-mail from Amazon to review my recent purchase. This is my fifth DSLR (Nikon D50, Olympus E-300, Samsung GX-1S, and Sigma SD14) and I have to say it has the best out-of-camera jpeg image quality of any camera I've owned to date.
Summary: I needed to replace an e-500 and couldnt afford the e-620. I had a very tight budget and this fit it. I wanted a more serious camera then the e-500 and liked the e-620. I ran across this and remembered how much I like the e-410 and 4** cameras. I took a chance on this because every post I read about these complained about how all it is is a 420 and it was marketed toward the "point and shoot grandma".
Summary: I bought an E450 body from Cameta, as a replacement for an E410, which I accidentally damaged (the replacement body was cheaper than the price Olympus estimated for a repair). I thought I had no interest in the additional features. I don't use live view, so the improvement in focusing wasn't important and I certainly will never use the "art filters". However, the improved, clearer display of camera settings(f stops, shutter speed, ISO, etc.
Excerpt: The e450 is quite the mini-mite. Well built, feature packed, small and light, comfortable to hold and operate. I like that it is so customizable, and has so many software items to choose from for image output. The e450 supports monochrome shooters desires by given them an array of filters, modes, and settings to chose from. Color is completely customizable, it even has a "master" white balance setting that you can adjust for all wb/settings.