Summary: I am an amateur photographer and have owned a few DSLR's. I own the EPL1 and EPL2 and I am very familiar with Olympus logic which works for me. Olympus makes some of the most customizable cameras in the industry. If you don't like reading manuals or learning them, it will frustrate you! If you like tweaking your camera to have it set the way you want it, then Olympus cameras are for you.
Summary: It was a great price. The seller was so helpful in getting it to me. It has so many thinks it can do and I and the manual is so good at telling me what they are and helping me to try to use them. Finally it is so compact and light in weight that it is easy to have with you, you can get that rare shot that would have gone by the time you got the big DSLR out of the bag.
Summary: -------------- Bottom-line -------------- 50% killer photographic machine, 50% severe drawbacks -it all comes down to the price -------------- Details -------------- The E-P3 both kept and improved over the limitations of the E-P1 and E-P2. I find that the combination of - focus speed - touch screen- - in-body image stabilization - Excellent black and white jpegs - Good level of customization - and live histogram... ... makes for a terrific photographic machine.
Summary: This is a wonderful camera and the design is great. I've not used the Pen much yet due to eye problems but two things stand out. One; colours are captured very true; and two, this camera has a fast shutter compared with my old Olympus and Canon. I ordered the electronic view finder and love its versatility. I look forward to learning more and to being creative with my new favorite camera. It will be even more fun once we buy a zoom lens.
Summary: For an amatuer like me, this camera is all what I need. easy to use, great balance, takes nice pictures. especially very light and portable for traveller. with the price 360$, it is a good choice.
Summary: I am not a novice photographer, but have disposed of all my SLR gear and specialised lenses. Three weeks ago, I fell on my EP3 crushing it between my ribs and a rocky platform on the coast. I broke at least one rib, and cracked probably two others. Then a wave broke over me. The camera ceased operation shortly thereafter. I dried the camera, and it partially regained function.
Summary: I bought this camera because I wanted a mix between a bulky digital SLR camera and a point and shoot. It is the perfect fit for me. I am a novice photographer and this camera has been very user friendly. I choose it after watching many youtube videos on different cameras. I really wanted to play with it before purchasing, but there are no stores where I live that carry cameras like this. I am very happy with my purchase.