January 28, 2012
My recent ownership with 14-42 and 40 150 lenses has me convinced that M43 is the way to go. I am 75 years old and need to get the weight of traditional SLRs off my back. I'll be printing at 11x14 or larger and sample prints indicate that this is possible.
Noise is a bit on the high side but as better sensors are offered in the future EP4, EP5 etc this will become a fantastic system with no drawbacks.
I found the menu system a little tricky at first but have caught on. I think my DSLR system (another brand) has a more intuitive menu.
January 26, 2012
Replacing heavier SLR and multiple lenses.
This meets most of bill. Bit expensive and some limits in lenses made for this format but great quality and performance.
January 24, 2012
Graduating from a point and shoot camera to a more expressive camera was the reason for the purchase of my new 4/3 camera. I have been impressed with the features and expanded options.
January 22, 2012
This little camera, especially when paired with the fine 12mm f2 prime lens really is just about the perfect daily companion camera for a serious photographer.
Its been said many times and is so true... the best camera is the one you always have with you. Phone cameras equal disappointment for me when I find a truly special subject and well, my 4x5 just doesn't pack well on my daily commute. This camera fits, build quality of the body is very good, autofocus fast and IQ is very good.
One criticism, easy to find E-P3 body only purchase options would be nice as I personally prefer a quality fast prime to a slow zoom. I doubt I will never use kit lens and would have preferred to save a few bucks toward a fine lens.
January 19, 2012
Great camera! Size is perfect for an interchangeable lens camera with nesar DSLR quality! Classic style always prompt comments from others.
January 16, 2012
I don't typically write reviews but I had to write this one because my PEN e-P3 exceeded my expectations--which doesn't happen very often. First, this camera is like a Faberge jewel. It is beautifully crafted with great attention to detail. Of course it would be worthless if it was only eye candy. I was expecting to have to shoot RAW files, but the out of camera JPEGS are amazing. Plus if you want to fine tune the JPEG the settings allow you two tweak them to suit your sensibility. ISO up to 1600 looks terrific and if you are in a jam the higher ISOs are more than useable. The OLED viewfinder is gorgeous. I wish my TV had as spectacular of a picture. And while I thought the touchscreen interface was a feature that I wouldn't use, it is thoughtfully configured and more importantly very responsive. Most reviews rave about the lightening fast focus...and I agree. There' s a little hunting and pecking at incredibly low light levels but manual focusing is easy and I love the manual focus assist feature. If you can't tell, I am crazy happy with my PEN E-P3. I spent months doing research and I am so glad I chose this over DSLRs. You will not be disappointed!
January 15, 2012
the size and the quality is a perfect combination.
January 15, 2012
Camera not only works well but also looks great. Lots of comments, questions and looks from others. The quality is excellent supporting the feel of the camera. Picture quality is outstanding and consistent.
January 15, 2012
I love this camera. I also have an E-3 and this is every bit as capable. I didn't think I would use the art filters until I tried them in the fog at the beach at sunset. I got some amazing results. I am also amazed with the focusing. If the camera can't focus automatically, all I have to do is touch the viewing screen and it focuses on that spot and takes the picture it's great.
January 14, 2012
If you are looking for a camera that does all that a high-quality DSLR should, then look no further. The advantage to this camera, however, is its good lucks and smaller profile than a full-sized DSLR. It's handy to carry with you and looks great!