Summary: Overall,I really like this camera. I would say that it's a good choice for beginners. I wouldn't say it's the best choice for professional use. It has good image quality, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Fast / accurate auto-focus. It does not perform that great in low light situations, the batteries seem to only last about 2 hours for me before I need to replace/recharge them. So I always bring 2 extra charged batteries with me, and a charger.
Summary: I'm new to SLR cameras, but I know quality when I see it, and this is a quality camera. It continuously surprises me with the quality of the pictures, including doing quite well in low-light. The 'automatic' exposure settings are a bit washed out, but really if you just use automatic settings, why have such a nice camera? Overall a very nice camera, well built and takes great pictures.
Summary: The camera came and it looks brand new! Even the flash mount hadn't been used. I love the flexible screen and have used it for over the head photography and close to the ground. All my old lenses from my E-500 are compatible which saved me many dollars! It's quite easy to use with similar operations with my old E-500.
4 Stars for camera, 0 for evolution of the camera line
Brian Woodbury "TheStonerGuy", Amazon
9 June 2013
Summary: It was a big choice chosing between the seemingly best choice, professional "DSLR" and the four-thirds format (which at the time was just Olympus). After weighing the Pros vs. Cons and looking at picture samples between the two I decided to go with the four-thirds camera. I started cheap with the e-410, upgraded to the e-510, and when this one with the swivel screen came out I moved to it.
Summary: My first SLR was an Olympus Pen FT (that's the half-frame film SLR, not the Micro Four-Thirds by that name) in Viet Nam in 1969, and until getting processing for its half-frame pictures got too inconvenient, it was my main camera still. (Not the same one - a burglar got the first one in the 1970s, but one i found at a good price in a pawn shop.
Summary: I've been a "hobby" photographer for 50 years. I am biased towards Olympus because they build ergonomic cameras with durability and function as their guide, rather than marketing. I currently own Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, and Pentax cameras. This one has been my "go to" since purchase. I agree very much with the review provided by "philosoph", so please read that review as I'll try not to duplicate what has already been written.
Summary: This camera is out of production but I wanted to leave a review for it since others may use Amazon to research their purchase of an E-620. I had one and found it a mediocre camera for the following reasons: 1) Image quality. All of the photos that I took lacked sharpness. Normally, I would use the jpeg files and the camera's processing is poor. Because of the poor jpeg files I also wrote files out to raw but those were slightly better but also not that great.
Summary: The camera is wonderful, but the camera sent by KEH photo - second hand - did not have anything attached. The real problem was however - and this I realised in the field in Burma - that the graduation is fixed in either RAW or Super Fine, but the other graduations with lower resolution have been erased in the camera. I guess that is why the camera was sold. It is a pity, and now I am shooting only with high resolution even if sometimes I do not need it.
Summary: I bought this in 2009 as my first DSLR. It wasn't my first digital camera, or first SLR camera, so I had some background to draw from. I have been using this camera for more than 3 years. I am currently planning to sell this and upgrade to a mid-range Nikon, probably the D7000. There were two main reasons for me to pick this over a compact camera: image quality, and lens choice. But as you'll see these two are also my main reasons for wanting to upgrade.
Summary: I bought the E620 with the two kit lenses; after two weeks of test shots, I traded both kit lenses in for the mid-range 14-54 Zuiko Digital (got $50 a piece on trade-in). I recommend buying the body separate, and use the savings to buy better glass. The camera is fantastic, with all the features that I could wish for. I have taken amazing photos, and blown them up to 5 feet wide with great resolution and image quality.