Summary: I have had many film cameras and 8 or 10 digitals. The film cameras were upper level Nikons and a Canon T90. The digitals were $500 ish point and shoots including a Lumix Leica lx7, two Canon s90s, and several models that were cutting edge at the time, now lost to obscurity. This camera takes superb images, the lense is fast (I have stock zoom) for the price point, and the video is adequate, which I use quite a bit.
Excerpt: I have had this camera with th 14-42 2R and the 40-150 kit lenses for 24 hours. I am a serious photographer owning a Pentax 645D with legacy lenses and a Sigma DP2 Merrill. I Have an Olympus XZ-2 Stylus as a pocket camera but was never satisfied with its IQ. Its flexibity and pocket-ability were the draws that made me purchase it.
Summary: Great camera! Light enough to shoot one handed. Fits in my purse no problem. Bundled flash pouch attaches right to the neck strap. Live guide has a learning curve, but worth it for sure. 4 stars for the less than desirable photograph quality with the long lens. Unusable photographs when zoomed at long distances without tripod.
The dreaded auto mode is fantastic! Super fast focus
Jay Logan "Take responsibility", Amazon
13 July 2014
Summary: I've owned this camera for about one month and I am beyond impressed. The dreaded auto mode is fantastic! Super fast focus. I just wanted a nice camera to capture my kids and everyday activities. The manual settings are all there as well. I love the feel of the camera and the weight is just right. The pictures are beautiful. I use raw mode and the colors are just amazing. I use the mac retina which brings out any blemishes easily. Great camera for the money.
Summary: I bought this camera to Upgrade from my Oly e-pl1 which I purchased at a closeout at Costco for $380 with the two kit lens. I bought this camera for $254 as it was discontinued and dealers wanted to eliminate stock. The main feature I was upgrading for was the 16mp sensor which is the same as used for the top of line Oly cameras now; I like to make posters.