Summary: I purchased this camera when it first came out, and was pleased that it was ahead of its time in maneuverability and image stabilization. I liked that it was not ostentatious, and the large screen made it so that I didn't have to hold it up to my face all the time (looking like a tourist) but could take natural pictures in crowded areas without people really taking much notice.
Olympus PEN EP-1. This camera body has breathed new life into my old 35mm film camera lenses
Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 November 2013
Summary: This camera body is exactly as described and everything I hoped it would be at the best possible price. Using Konica AR to MFT lens adapters I have attached some of the best glass ever made from my 1970s 35mm film cameras. I have even attached my Celestron C90 spotting scope to it with a Micro 4/3 to t mount! Takes excellent photos!!!!
My first time owning a camera over $125 and I love what it can do
Robin J Kim, Amazon
12 March 2013
Summary: I don't usually spend more than $125 on a camera, but I was tired of blurry pictures (I like to take action shots and shots in the dark without using a flash). I was blessed to catch this camera body at under $300 on amazon. And what's awesome is that the merchant (orderinstant(USA)) couldn't send this to me on time. Why awesome? Because they decided to throw in a free lens due to that snafu.
Summary: This Olympus Pem E-P1 camera takes STUNNING pictures with life-like detail! Is a mix between an SLR and a point and shoot, perfect for someone who wants a nice upgrade from a point and shoot, but never had an SLR, functions are easy to learn, no need to read a book or take a photography class (just read the manual). Only downfall, not as lightweight and compact as a point and shoot, but overall picture quality makes it worth packing on your next vacation!
Summary: The Pen E-P1 may be older, but it is far from long-in-the-tooth. In fact, it is packed with features that a user can utilize and customize in ways that are surprisingly useful. For SLR and DSLR shooters wishing to sample the micro four thirds format, a cost effective way to do this may be to purchase a Pen E-P1 body from Amazon, and an adapter for the branded glass they already own.
Summary: Okay, I am really surprised that no-one has really reviewed this camera yet, so here goes nothing: The camera looks really retro and really cool. This may depend on your preferences (hipster much?), but I've received several compliments about it. The next thing you immediately notice when you take the camera out its box is its weight. This is by far one of the most lightweight, compact SLR cameras on the market...and make no mistake, this is a SLR camera.
Summary: The images you can create with this camera will rival any DSLR, all while being more discrete and portable. With the very thin pancake lens, this camera is quasi-pocketable. I say "quasi-" pocketable because it is significantly heavier and bigger than most point-and-shoots, but it can fit in a cargo pocket, for example. They say the best camera for any given situation is the one you've got.
not bad at all, after firmware upgrades and new lenses. 3.5 stars.
30 September 2011
Summary: This camera is now 2+ years old, but let me tell you why it's worth picking up on the cheap. These are going for very little on the second hand market and totally worth it if you are looking to replace your p&s; it's actually cheaper than the higher end p&s. With an update to firmware 1.4, the main issue with the slow autofocus performance is not really much of an issue at all.
Summary: After reading a lot of reviews I finally settled on the EP1 eventhough the EP2 was available at the time of purchase. I wanted that vintage feel and I don't mind that the camera isn't lightning fast. I'm a very amateur photographer and I like to take my time. If you want a fast camera this might not be the one for you; it re-focuses every time even if you haven't changed your subject.