Summary: Good entry-level micro 4/3 camera for photo shooters. Not so great for video at least if editing on mac. Lots of possibilities available if you delve patiently into the menu to set it up for easy shooting. Nice to have access to a great choice of lenses from Olympus and Panasonic. Obviously there are now many newer cameras from both companies which have higher resolution sensors, faster auto-focus, etc but this camera does the job very well.
Excerpt: When pair with Lumix 20mm, this was my go to camera all the time. Love the IQ. Problems: Slow AF with kit lens. With Lumix 20mm, it helped but the AF still hunts when shooting in a dim situation.
Excerpt: When i use my pl1 many many times i missed focus. I have many blur photos because of this. Body+lens size a littlebit big. It's looks like almost normal d-slr. Generally camera slow working. I thinking cpu unit is not enaught.
Summary: I use this camera strickly with legacy lenses and I am very pleased with the results, the camera produces good colors and is easy to use. The only negative is difficulty focusing with the screen with some lenses, mostly zooms.
Summary: I'm not an expert in camera's but with all the great things mentioned on this camera, only one person mentioned that it has no "AF Assist Lamp" (and I missed it). This means that even with the flash up, the camera will not let you to take a picture in dark areas. I will keep the camera though just because of the other positive things about it. Three stars just so people will be able to know before they buy it.
Great camera for most of the situations but not at high ISO
K. Harper, Amazon
24 April 2012
Summary: Great compact size is very convenient for traveling, and the fact it is a DSLR-like camera with the interchangeable lens with manual adjustment makes it very appealing. Auto focus of this camera is amazing and intelligent, and it produces super clear focused photo even from a car that is driving at 75 miles/hr. Takes fabulous day and night photos when there's some light source.
Summary: Excellent Camera. Everything good you can think about a decent camera. There is a catch. -2 points - Olympus crippled the camera by limiting shutter speed to 1/2000 of sec. It simply means I cannot use my panasonic 20mm f1.7 pancake near wide open in daylight. What crap. I dont need a ND with pancake.
Excerpt: My review is based on Kit Lens only! Pros: -Small, handy body size, solid in hand. -Good picture quality in good light, at par to Nikon D5100. -Low price, about US$399. -Good sharpness kit lens. Personal oppinion to whom may concern:- If you are considering to buy an entry lever DSLR or this EPL-1 , i personally advice you to go direct to DSLR!
Summary: I ordered this for my dad who has wanted one for a long time. We found it cheaper on here so with a little help we ordered it to Ireland. When it arrived the postman charged me an extra 93 euro in customs tax, making it much more expensive than if we had bought it in the local shop. Therefore I would be very careful about buying this sort of thing to be delivered to another country.