Summary: I started with the E-PL1 for a year then upgraded to the E-PM1 and a year ago I went to the E-PM2. Obviously this is the best of the 3. Image quality is on par with all but the very best DSLR cameras. i also own a Canon T2i and I prefer the Oly because I don't compromise IQ for a smaller handier outfit. The touch screen is also extremely handy and easy to use. You have give it to Oly, they sure have an affordable easy to use winner!!! Did i mention IQ?
Summary: i had the pl-1, pm-1 and now the pm-2. i love this camera. the IQ is through the roof, it never lets me down . having so many options and modes is very nice. HD videos are quite respectable for a still camera, the burst rate (8fps)is a great asset. i also prefer the in camera stabilization which is outstanding in its' self. the super control panel gives you instant access to all major settings. touch screen controls so many great lenses is a definite plus.
Pros: touch screen, small and handy for my smallish hands, IQ is outstanding, easy to operate, super control panel,lens selection
... for her birthday and so far she is quite happy with it
11 September 2014
Summary: Purchased this for my wife for her birthday and so far she is quite happy with it. Pictures appear to be quite good and the two lenses provide flexibility for close ups and longer distance zooming. For her first camera beyond a point-and-shoot, this seems to meet her needs quite nicely.
Summary: Great camera, the functions are a bit different to use, as most of them are hidden inside various menus, but overall I liked it. The body felt of nice quality but the kit (14-42mm) lens felt very cheap and didn't seem to feel right at all, but performed good. The color was nice, looks clean. It was good even if I did have to return it.
Summary: Professionals and Enthusiasts, please stop reading, this review is NOT for you. All other continue. If you are coming from a point and shoot camera you might be looking at this product. This camera is nice but be warned of using the provided camera software when looking at RAW files. The software will make RAW images look grainy but in actuality the images are fine. So please do not dismiss this camera because of that reason.