Summary: Nice little camera a baby step up from a basic point and shoot but not a full fledged DSLR. The camera is not great in low light but in all other ways the Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens meets my very basic needs.
Summary: My brothers had been raving about the format. This was an inexpensive body to start shooting with the m43 mount. Very capable body to go with lenses which are already well known for quality of images.
Summary: This is a very good kit to step up from a point and shoot (P&S), as the EPL-1 has features of both a P&S and a DLSR. This kit also includes both the 14-42mm and the 40-150mm lens. I found the E-PL1 easy to use, with good image quality from the kit lenses.
Summary: Having been taking pictures for more than 60 years I can but yearn for the days when f-stops, shutter speeds, and ISO numbers were all one had to worry about. A great innovation was the inclusion of the light meter in the camera. I used Kodachrome 25 for decades.
Summary: I picked up the Olympus E-PL1 as a smaller backup camera to my DSLR. I already had a Canon G10 as a backup camera, but I needed something that was more versatile and could be used in low-light (without a flash).
Not perfect, but unbeatable image quality for the price.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
6 January 2013
Summary: E-PL1 is capable of taking great photos. The image quality is very good even with just the standard M.Zuiko 14-42mm kit lens, but gets even better with some of the higher quality micro four thirds lenses currently available.