Summary: I've had the Olympus E-PM2 for 4 months now, and I must say I'm liking it more and more every day. Image quality from the kit lens might seem ordinary at first, but the camera does render excellent color even from JPEGs (this is where I got most compliments, the colors of the JPEGs output). Autofocus is superfast and super quiet, unlike the Sony NEX-5.
Summary: I chose this camera because it is light weight and easy to carry. It gives very sharp and clear photos in just about any reasonable light. I also bought the lens filters and lens extension along with the case and tripod. The camera store that provided the entire kit was great to work with you. My backup battery did not work when the kit arrived and I called the store and they were very quick to send a replacement.
Summary: First, I owned a Nikon D40. When that began to show its age, I simultaneously contemplated something more pocketable. Enter a Canon S100. That, however, was a mistake, as the trade-offs in shutter speed and image quality were unbearable, even from a 6 megapixel D40. Next came a Nikon D3200, however, my gripes about the size and bulk of the D-SLR were even more apparent with that purchase. Unsatisfied, I then noticed this small camera from Olympus.
Summary: My search for a high quality compact replacement for my old Canon Rebel SLR is over. This camera outperforms my old Rebel XT in nearly every way and yet is lightweight and compact. Of course, this is not a pocket camera. And the flash is somewhat inconvenient. Then again, you rarely need the flash because the camera shoots beautifully up to ISO 1600. I've used the camera for over month now and I'm very happy with its operation and the photos.
Summary: I have upgraded from EPL1 to EPM2 for my new born. So far, I'm very satisfied. It is surprising that not much review on this camera compare other similar camera (ie. EPL5, Sony NEX3F, Panasonic G1x). In my opinion, people have overlooked this little gem. What I like E-PM2 so far: Great low light capability: Good quality picture with ISO1600 and up to ISO3200 is acceptable. Fast AF: I main use it with the panny 14mm F2.5 lens. The AF is fast for in-door and kids movement.
Summary: I got this camera mainly after talking with a friend who has an OM D. I have old lenses from a OM1 and I wanted to be able to use them on a digital camera. For about $20, I got an adapter. Of course, the old lenses require manual focus (I can do that). As others have said it is an advanced point and shoot. But the features are very similar to the OM D. The optional viewfinder, I think, is a must, although I have not used it frequently.
Great leisure camera with pro photo possibilities.
8 July 2013
Summary: Bought as replacement for previous version E-PM1. All troubles like batt/clock, long exposure noise, TTL failings resolved in this next generation model. Wonderful image sensor like in OM-D camera. All functions working fine. Stylish compact wide-functional camera. I recommend it for everyday using or travelling. Good luck!
Summary: I got this camera as a dual gift, birthday and beginners photography class. Last time I bought a digital camera was back in 2007 for my 18th birthday and I was so excited because it was 7.1mp so I was due for an upgrade. The only problem is with phones being the go-to source for taking pictures due to their convenience I didn't want a point and shoot, I wanted something that would be an upgrade but still give me more options than my smartphone.