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Olympus PEN E-P1
5.7 out of 10

Olympus PEN E-P1

Olympus E-P1 The Olympus E-P1 is a 12.3-mexapixel interchan Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

not bad at all, after firmware upgrades and new lenses. 3.5 stars.

Jimbo, Amazon
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

mr_landscape, DP Review
14 June 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

It's A Love/Hate Relationship! Definitely wouldn't be great for beginners...

Red, Amazon
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).
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Photography Review
21 June 2010
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Greg McCary, Photography Review
21 June 2010
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.0

Battery door broke two months in.

G. W. Rickman "Bill", Amazon
13 April 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good optics easy to use but, pricy

Aubrey D. Thomas "world watcher", Amazon
11 April 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great camera, lowsy software - Mac user

Acuratic "acuratic", Amazon
16 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Had it for 3 weeks, just took the first adequate pictures

Mark Twain, Amazon
28 September 2009
  • Summary: The low ease-of-use score relates to a really terrible manual. Major basic steps are left out, leaving the user unable to figure out how to access important menu areas. Symbols in the menu are arcane and trying to go between modes to make changes in menus non-intuitive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Warning: slow AF speed is a dealbreaker

BR, Amazon
9 September 2009
  • Summary: The E-P1 autofocus is absolutely horrible. Even my Canon point and shoot AF is much faster and more accurate. Half the photos of my kids are out of focus due to the slow focus speed or focusing on the wrong subject.
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