Summary: I have used Olympus cameras (including previous evolts) for years. This one is a piece of junk. I thought at first I was the problem and just needed to set my default settings to my preferences and it would stay that way each time I used the camera.
Summary: Had an Evolt 520 which locked up with a software issue. This camera, for the price, is more than I thought it would be. Of course, the Zuiko lenses are interchangeable which I needed. Great camera even though it has been discontinued. What was Olympus thinking?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.