Excerpt: This camera was a recent purchase, and my first test with it was getting shots with the family at Thanksgiving. On first take, I am pleased with the purchase. I was able to get the e-pl3 for $199.99. I had been researching a new camera since the summer, and I had been tracking the price on this...
Summary: I love this little camera! I shoot a Canon 60D with an assortment of lenses and have also been using my iPhone 5 camera (8MP) a lot in last year, but I have been thinking of purchasing a high end compact (P&S) camera that had a hot shoe and shot RAW. However, the $500+ price tag on those I was considering was a turn off. Having heard so much about the micro 4/3 mirrorless cameras, I decided to investigate them.
Summary: Great camera for quick shots yet turns out a fine image. I like the addition of a video button, quickly jumping into video mode at the push of a button, no more searching menus. Great view screen although I managed to scratch mine somehow.
Wonderful Camera with Superb Image Quality and Stabilization, Light, Great with Telephoto Lens
S. Rider "not religious", Amazon
12 October 2013
Summary: I've been buying Canon cameras for years, but when I saw this camera w/kit lens for $249 I thought I'd take a chance. For me, the Holy Grail of photography is a small, lightweight camera that takes photos of SLR quality. This is it. I have never mounted or used the kit lens (14~42mm) that came with this camera, instead I ordered an Olympus 40~150mm to use outdoors with wildlife at my home.
Summary: I bought this camera because I needed more features than my Nikon point and shoot had and I wanted to keep the price in the sane range as a point and shoot. However, the biggest appeal is the ability to tap into a pretty nice lens and flash system (micro 4/3rds lenses and olympus remote controlled flashes) and still have a camera that is easy to carry around. It really is a compact system.
Summary: Already have an E-P1 and have added two Lumix lens to complement the original Zuiko 14-42. The E-PL3 was bought for traveling - the P1 is such a piece of art it's too precious to take on the road. The E-PL3 is lighter and smaller than the P1 and has a (strong) plastic body but it feels and functions very well. It feels expensive. Am pairing it with the original Zuiko 14-42 and not the one it came with.
Excerpt: I've been using this for a year now and hardly picked up my DSLR in that time. In fact, I'm thinking of selling it to fund a VF2 viewfinder for this camera. It takes all of my pentax primes and my lensbaby with a £5 adapter and the excellent kit zooms with the camera give me 28-300mm (35mm equiv) to a very high standard and virtually no weight. It really is a "take anywhere" camera.
Summary: price was a steal. this was a graduation gift to my 17 year old high school daughter. she loved it @ first but thought i should return it coz' it was complicated for her. for novice, this is NOT the best camera but someone who knows about photography will absolutely love this.