Summary: Okay, why am I reviewing a first-generation micro four thirds camera in late 2014? I must be behind the times, right? Be that as it may, this camera still bears attention. When Olympus got into the M4/3 game, they were behind Panasonic, who focused on making easy-to-use, somewhat minimalistic...
Summary: I currently have in my bag a Nikon D7000, a panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2, a Olympus E-P1, a Canon SX50HS and a Sony DSC-HX9V. Each camera has it's purpose and the Olympus E-P1 is my dedicated sunrise/sunset camera.
An honest review from a average guy just looking for excellent photos
Charles in Montreal, Amazon
7 April 2011
Summary: It always amazes me the depth of reviews that are available at websites (dpreview, imaging-resource, to name a few but the list goes on) plus the super-detailed online reviews from pros and fanatics.
Excellent SLR image quality in a compact and stylish form
J. Wong, Amazon
30 March 2011
Summary: I purchased the E-P1 to complement my Canon Rebel XSI and as a "camera body" to try out the highly acclaimed Panasonic Lumix 20mm F1.7 lens. I use this outstanding pancake lens with the VF-1 optical viewfinder that came with E-P1.
Summary: I've been a film photographer for over 40 years and have had some difficulty making the transition from my Nikon F to anything digital, until the E-P1 came along. The E-P1 produces film-like skin tones and colors. Results require little or no post-camera tweaking.
Summary: I have a good friend whose a pro photographer, so when I got fed up with being unable to play with things like depth of field with my point-and-shoot, I asked him what I should get. I wanted some manual control, but on a budget. His instant suggestion? The E-P1.
Summary: As a owner of a Canon DSLR, I feel both love and annoyance towards this camera. I bought this camera mostly for its portability, and it is good. I do love its small size (with the 17 mm lens), and I can bring it everywhere (which I will not do with my Canon). And I love its look too.
Summary: I suppose I would consider myself an amateur photographer. I am by no means an expert, but I did go to film school and I am a professional videographer. I have been doing still photography for about 16 years now. I've owned and used this camera heavily for a few months now... I love this camera.
Summary: Just what I've been waiting for. The ability to take full control of aperture, iso, shutter speed, etc...and produce high quality images without the bulk of traditional dSLR's. I was so tired of the the limitations of point-and-shoot cameras; small sensor = grainy photos and terrible in low light.