This is an everyday camera great for family photography!
3 May 2013
Summary: This is a great four-thirds digital SLR camera that produces stunning images. I bought it because it can take the Panasonic - Leica 14-50mm zoom lens and the Olympus Macro 35 mm lens among many other lenses. The size is perfect -- not too big and not too small. It is light weight as well.
Summary: I bought a used body for the specific purpose of using my numnerous old OM1 lenses on a reasonably sized format digital camera. I find that I dont need more than 7.5 megs. Most of the time I am using much lower size pics. I paid 200 which was very good value for money.
Summary: This is a great camera with a stunning tack-sharp lens. That said, many owners on the Leica forum have reported a problem with the 14-50 lens that comes on the camera. The lens sometime comes with, or later develops, the problem of binding of the zoom function, which after time locks up completely...
Summary: if your a photographer and in the digital age, wants a camera to act and feel like a film dslr, this is the camera for you. its aperture is on the lens, the speeds are on the top, it takes multiple exposures with the newer firmware, etc etc. it also comes kitted with an amazing leica lens.
Summary: When this camera was introduced I knew I wanted one. The look and feature set just appealed to me. Finally I got one. It is not a perfect camera for everyone, but get your hands on one and it speaks for itself.
Summary: I bought this camera when Amazon had them for $799. I thought it would be a good camera to re-familiarize myself with manual controls and a higher degree of involvement with photography. I was also in love with the design and layout of the controls and the body.
Summary: I preface this review with the note that I am a professional photographer of some 37 years. I have used nearly every camera from sub-miniature to 11x14 view cameras. I liked this camera for the past year but was hesitant to purchase it because of the price.
Fantastic retro-camera with some of negative features
8 August 2007
Summary: It's a 7.5 megapixels digital single lens reflex camera with Live View feature and fantastic analogue like control. the Leica 'kit' lens is awesome, the Mega Optical Stabilizer works fine. Unfortunately it's only three focus point, and the viewfinder is dark and small.
Summary: Although I thought this "four thirds" camera might be a little smaller than it is, I am very pleased with the ease of use and the quality of the images. It is simple to use and controls are in logical locations.