Professional DSLR for the price of an entry level DSLR. A real bargain.
3 June 2012
Summary: What more can I say. Everything good about this camera has already been said by all the reviews over the years. It may only have 5MP but it makes good use of every megapixel. At today's asking price, its a bargain. Where else can you get a professional DSLR camera at the price of an entry level DSLR.
Summary: You have to hold one of these E-1's: they are build to last. Likes: build quality, colors, viewfinder. Even only 5MP, the picture quality is amazing. The size is smaller than your regular Nikon or Canon DSLR. Prices are going down, and if you want a good and reliable photographic tool, you are not goin to regret going with Oly E-1.
Summary: The E-1 is an anomaly. It is outdated and archaic. Its LCD is primitive. It boasts a whopping 5 megapixel sensor that is currently outdone (number-wise) by cell-phone cameras. And yet, it is one of the greatest digital SLR's to ever roll off a production line. The E-1 has perfect ergonomics, feels like a "real" camera (no cheap plasticky Canikon vibe), and takes incredible pictures with a depth of realism that is hard to match. Before I bought my used E-1, I had an E-30.
Great for the right price, for ~200 buy it right away!!!
6 July 2011
Summary: Old old old equipment, very capable and weather proof. Using it as a backup for harsh conditions. I also own a E-30, and use the E-1 during rain or places were I wouldn't use the E-30. Hopefully I will be able to upgrade to the E-5, also weather sealed, within a year. Note that there is a very high chance your sensor will have some "specs" of dust. It is old, and most users have taken advantage that this is a weather proof equipment. Ask a lot before you buy.
Summary: Bought this camera used after reading all the good things about it and glad I did. It's mostly used as a back up, but once I start using it, it's hard to put it down. It's a pros camera (no presets) I love that it's simple and very easy to use. The picture quality is excellent. Ergonomics makes it one of the best cameras to hold. All the buttons are in the right place for quick access.
Summary: I'm shooting since 1985, when I bought my Yashica FXD. Eight months ago I donate it to my sister and I've bought a 137 MA Contax with a couple of Carl Zeiss + Yashica lenses. Two months later I bought an 159 MM Contax also. I love these cameras and the lenses. Thousands of shots most of them in diapositive film and some B/W. Then the digital era were dawn and everything start to look easy and cheap (except the hardware of course - in those days -).
Summary: This is a real professional digital camera but it's easy to use for those just beginning. With excellent color rendention, you can shoot RAW for more control or use the Fine jpeg and it will pop your eyes out with a image quality found in only the best of cameras.