Summary: Love this camera. What a deal at $120, although I feel it is worth a great deal more. Great auto features and manual control as well. Amazing clarity, quick shutter. Focus may be a tad bit slow for action photography if that's what you need, but for me, I couldn't be happier.
Plenty bang for the buck, can produce amazing images with the right lens (Panasonic 20mm f1.7)
Jamie Hamel-Smith, Amazon
12 November 2013
Summary: If you're just getting into interchangeable lens photography, here's my advice: Find the lens you want, then get a camera that fits it. - In my case, it was the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 Even though this camera is four years old now, it is still quite capable. I purchased this camera specifically to pair it with a shallow, bright lens for photos of my baby. This was purchased a few weeks before she was born, and my first photos of her were taken with it.
Summary: Bought it for my wife so she can use some of here legacy Olympus lenses. It works great. Awesome pictures and ease of use. She loves it. I even bought a lens adapter for my Nikon lenses for it. The viewfinder is hard to see in the bright light (like most digital viewfinders) but I put and magnifying viewfinder on it and it works perfectly. VERY NICE camera for the price!
A wonderful camera at a great price from a great seller.
10 April 2013
Summary: The camera is wonderful. It is compact, light, sturdy and takes really great pictures. I am just learning how to use it. I had two adapters, one for Canon EF lenses and one for screw type lessens in manual mode. They allow me to use lenses I have from an old film camera. The camera comes with a great photo-organizing program called IB which helps you organize photos, by date, event, and face. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase.
Excerpt: IF you want a good zoom you will need to buy addition lenses, if you want better indoor photos you'll want to buy an additional flash. It is not a great camera for sports shots, unless you get additions. But the color quality is amazing and the specialty techniques that the camera comes with are great, as is the tutorial on how to use the camera, I particularly enjoy the sepia and the soft focus feature, for modern art photos the pop feature is pretty fun.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Summary: I bought two of these cameras, one new for $170 for my brother, one used at $125 for myself. At that point, I already had the GX1 and I now also have the OM-D E-M5 (absolutely wonderful). The reason I purchased this one was I wanted to give a try at star lines, using 30 minute exposures. A cheap camera with a 30 min exposure as opposed to Panasonic's 2 minute limit was very enticing, and I went with body only since I had lenses already.
Summary: I've had this camera body for 5 days now. During that time I've tested it with Olympus, Canon and Leica lenses, both prime and zoom (all with mount adapters). I have to say that I'm amazed at the images I'm able to capture with good lenses! I've been deep into photography since the 1960's and currently have two DSLR's as well as a collection of classic high-end cameras, so I have a lot of experience with which to judge this micro wonder.
Summary: Mainly, I was interested in this camera because of its small size and high definition (12.3MP). In terms of the high definition, I wanted a camera capable, as is the PEN E-PL1, of saving photos in RAW format which allows for maximum leeway in using computer software to adjust brightness and color of the photos while maintaining sharp focus. I am pleased that the 14-42mm zoom kit lens is capable of very sharp images with nice color.