Excerpt: After I got the battery all charged up, I tried to operate the camera. It made a faint clicking sound, the monitor turned a very dark shade of blue-gray, and then the camera shut itself off within 4 seconds.
Good camera. More than I wanted to pay for its capabilities.
R. Dalton, Amazon
24 July 2015
Summary: This is a fine little camera that I was eager to get. After realizing that what I wanted was a small travel camera with a fairly wide-ranging lens, the combination of camera body and 14-150mm lens came to more than $1000.
A great camera, a good value, but the accessories are poor quality
14 July 2015
Summary: The price point on this package makes it very attractive. At a local camera store you will pay nearly the same price for simply the camera and the lens. Excluding the camera and lens, I largely bought this package because it included the memory card and camera bag.
Summary: I was disappointed with this camera and returned it. Why do I give it even three stars? Because I was comparing its function to my Lumix GX7 and found it wanting in snappy performance. I wanted a second body for my micro 4/3 system, but this isn't it.
Summary: I am searching for a lightweight replacement for my beloved Canon T3i + Sigma 18-250mm lens when traveling. Schlepping 39 ounces all day gives me a terrible backache. I bought an OM-D E-M10 with both the 14-42 and 40-150 kit lenses from Best Buy.
Pros: Bright, large, eye level electronic finder. SHARP images. FAST
Cons: Physical design of thumb rest and lower right rear corner of camera body.
Summary: I was hoping for a camera that takes extraordinary pictures, but it is pretty much just like any other ordinary camera. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice camera, but maybe a less expensive one would work just as well. It snaps pictures with ease and is very fast and I like the compact feel of it.
Summary: The camera is okay if you're only interested in the compact system. It is way too tiny and lightweight to use with Olympus's higher quality e-series lenses. I returned it because it was not going to meet my needs.