Excerpt: I purchased this camera after significant research, and I wanted a camera that is smaller than my Nikon DSLR. This camera is perfect to bring to the park, or in your purse when you don't have enough room for a DSLR camera.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Outstanding Engineering and Quality, Typically Poor Usability and Documentation
Commander Schlock "Science Officer", Amazon
7 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...
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.
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: I decided to sell my Nikon D7000 to go with a lighter, smaller but still full-featured camera setup. I have 2 young kids so we're already carrying stuff wherever we go and I didn't want the hassle of lugging around a heavy DSLR and lenses.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Retro Look, Variety Of Lenses To Use
Cons: Controls A Little Clunky, No Electronic View Finder
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.