Pros: Over all, this is a great camera. I took it to Cuba and shot almost 800 jpegs and .mov files. The pictures are excellent. I can't find a way to reduce the picture size when it is taken. It would be great if I could find a forum on the net for users with a Q&A. I have only used the camera on "AUTO...
Cons: The movie (.mov) files don't play on my Windows 7 computer. I've tried two different software products with no success. Additionally, the jpg picture sizes are huge, usually 3.4 GB! I had to compress them individually. The manual is screwed up. It is only 31 pages (in English), but some of the in...
Outstanding Engineering and Quality, Typically Poor Usability and Documentation
Commander Schlock "Science Officer", Amazon
6 February 2015
Summary: This is my first serious camera in quite a while. First, I am quite happy but I reserve 5 stars from perfection. I am pretty certain that this camera is tops in the price range and I am super happy with the image quality and build, but there are a few things that annoy me.
Great little camera if you don't mind the multifunction control dial
11 December 2014
Summary: This compact M4/3 camera is capable of producing outstanding photos - as good as any shot by the Olympus OM-D series of cameras. The only reason I don't give it five stars is that the handling is not ideal for me.
Best Value for the money in micro four thirds system
Michael S. Klusek, Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: Bought this in September. I did a lot of research (engineer by training) and this camera had the best combination of image quality, very good lens selection, and features for the money. I knew the tradeoffs going in. I would definitely like another top dial for EV adjustment.
Summary: I loved the camera's IQ, which is in line with its big brother the PEN E-P5. That said, the controls and buttons are too plasticy, and inadvertently get budged while shooting. I found the size of the body to be just perfect as a carry around camera when coupled with a pancake lens, like the Lumix...
Excellent camera. It is especially enjoyable with fast prime ...
Mandelblat Julius, Amazon
16 August 2014
Summary: Excellent camera. It is especially enjoyable with fast prime lens (I used it with both kit lens and Panasonic 20mm 1.8). It has some cumbersome menu interface with advanced features hidden deep inside, but after reading some recommendations (you can find it in user manual, but using the WEB...
Excerpt: What I think about this camera that hasn't been said already. This is a 2 year old camera that is a good way to get started into photograph. I came from using my old Nikon D40 and 35mm 1.8 lens for many years. The D40 was a good camera but the size made me not want to stick with Nikon.
Summary: After years of using point and shoot cameras I finally decided to upgrade to something a little more serious. I read a lot of reviews before buying this camera and I would have to say they were all spot on, this is a great little camera.
Summary: My husband ordered this over Olympus' sale. I have Panasonic G5 and a Canon FF, so my review will be comparison to my G5. When I hold it for the first time, I was surprised how solid if felt. Despite the size of point and shoot, it has very good metallic feeling.
Summary: I have often thought of calling this thing Golf, because it does so many things, but it is hard to remember exactly how to change this setting, that setting, etc. I have spent a lot of time poring over the digital manual on my iPad while I am standing in the freezing cold wanting to do something...