Summary: you save hundreds of dollars for this camera, get the quality of one of the best camera yet for pictures and videos, very user friendly, fun to play with, long battery life, produce vivid clarity on your pictures. its worth every dime u spend. I can say more about this camera then I can write, believe me. buy it.
Summary: I love this camera! The only "issue" is the silver paint around the shoot button wears easily. I haven't given my camera that much use and it's wearing a little. Oh well, aesthetics isn't the most important part, it's very functional!
my fav camera after a year of use and around 10.000 photos
13 April 2014
Summary: asking why to review an old equipment is probably a good way to start since there are already a new version of it (e-pm2) and is probably going to start to get hard to buy one the thing is: is an awesome camera i bought together with an panasonic lx7 and needs to say that although i like the lx7 i pretty much need to force myself to use it instead of the olympus i got it refurbished (the warranty was the same standard 1 year) and in the purple version (good for street...
Easy to use, after you read the instructions a couple times
Daniel R. Bissell "classics lover", Amazon
27 February 2014
Summary: Easy to use as a beginner right out the box. Set everything to Auto and you can take good pictures of still life and non action portraits. With a little reading, you can take some really good Action/Sports shots. With alot of reading, you can take GREAT shots. When you want to play around with all the filters, it is a breeze to scroll thru them all. I tend to use a tripod and take a pic, then scroll to the next filter and do it over and over until I have done them all.
Summary: Got this as a back-up camera for my Panasonic G5, and I'm extremely happy with it. It is refurbished, but you cannot tell it from a new camera. All items that came 'in the box' look to be brand new. The camera has produced excellent pictures. The interface was a bit different than I expected, but a half hour or so "playing" with it and It turned out to be rather simple to use.
Summary: Bought this because the price was down to an incredibly affordable level, and I couldn't resist but to get one just so I could try it out and was thinking of returning if I was going to end up not liking it. Turned out quite the opposite, I like it, a lot ! At first, reviews all over the web mentioned something about the indepth menu system where you can do a ton of settings even to the extend that some cannot be found on an APSC DSLR, but I couldn't find it.
Summary: Very small, light weight, easy to operate, and simple adapters allow use of nearly any lens ever made for any 35mm camera system. A terrific adjunct to my Lumix G. Almost forgot: as with the Lumix G, it takes great photos, easily. I very highly recommend this camera.
Summary: Bought this camera as my intro into the M43 world. I had it for 1.5yr. Until the past wknd, I still thought pretty highly of the camera, and I would have given it 3.5. During the wnkd trip to NYC, for my daughter's orchestra's important performance in Carnegie Hall, we found the camera was broken. It has only 5 thousand clicks on it. After a shot the camera spends a few seconds buzzing then shutdown, and the picture was not saved.