Excerpt: -step forward in image quality over "large" sensors 1/1.8 and 1/1.6 in compact cameras -rock-solid buildup -very nice retro-look -720p videos with nice DOF (although not for serious film-making) -future of compact-cameras rely on 4/3 technology Problems: -slow and noisy auto-focus -i prefer...
It's A Love/Hate Relationship! Definitely wouldn't be great for beginners...
5 November 2010
Summary: I have been a photography enthusiast for a long time and really enjoy any opportunity I can get to hone my skills as a photographer. I currently use a Canon Rebel T1i DSLR and enjoy it very much (as with all of my previous Canons).
Summary: I had a couple of reservation about the m4/3rd system when it first came out. Shutter lag and also the lack of a viewfinder. I own an E3 but was also looking for something smaller to do street photography with. I love my Leica M6 but sometimes getting film developed can be a hassle.
Pros: Small size, low price, nice dynamic range, low noise, easy to use
Cons: Small button dial easy to knock off of settings, can not use a EVF, art filters write slow to card, lcd screen hard to see in bright light
Summary: The optics and picture are of high quality however it somewhat problematic to cary and change lenses. I would have been better satisfied if it had come with an indirect flash. I find myself most of the time taking an Olympus tuff 8000.
Summary: First a little background. I have a couple of other SLRs and was mainly looking for something to give me close to SLR quality files but in a considerably smaller physical package. A couple of downsides you should already be aware of from the product description.: 1. There is no pop-up flash.
Big leap forward that needs another iteration; prepare for serious photography
Biz Person, Amazon
3 December 2009
Summary: I've been using point and shoot cameras, favoring a Canon superzoom for the past two years. I bought the PEN looking to upgrade to something that would give crisper, better focused images and still be highly portable for travel. I read all the reviews in detail and thought the design looked cool.
Summary: I've moved from a Nikon SLR to the Olympus EP-1. I was looking for a smaller camera that took SLR quality pictures and this fits the bill. Build quality feels superior to Canon/Nikon although time will tell.
not bad at all, after firmware upgrades and new lenses. 3.5 stars.
2 December 2009
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.
Summary: I traded a nikon slr system for this more compact Micro Four Thirds system. I love the "any lens works with an adaptor" nature of the camera. The files that I create with it are of good quality as well. I wish I could say the same for the build quality and customer support.