May 16, 2012
I was into film photography in the early 1980's and have had a couple of decent digital point-and-shoot cameras in the last 10 years. I purchased an EPM-1 to get back into a higher level of photography and I am completely satisfied with the EPM-1. The clarity of the photographs is really amazing right out of the box. I can't believe how "intuitive" this camera is because it just keeps producing great photographs no matter the conditions. One of the most incredible aspects of this camera is its "low-light" capability. I've taken better photo's in very low light, than any other camera I have ever used. The extreme quickness of start-up and focus have already proven their value when I recently photographed Fire Fighters and HAZMAT Technicians during a drill related to a hazardous chemical spill.
May 16, 2012
I am already the owner of a OlympusXZ-1 which
is my carry camera because of weight and
lightning fast Lens. For the price I could not pass
the EPM1. I bought it to pick up where the ZX-1
leaves off. I am going to get a telephoto lens for
it so I can shoot the Indy cars when they come to Detroit. I am also going to use it to shoot the
Gold Cup Hydroplane race on the Detroit River.
Both places you need a longer lens.
As for shooting with the EMP1 with the standard
lens it took a little getting used to with no funtion
dial on the top deck like the XZ-1 dose. Once
you get used to using the display screen to
select function the camera is smooth to use.
The stock lens that comes with the camera is
perty darn good. I got some good shots with
landscapes, closeup, and still lifes.
The color and sharpness just knocks your eye
out. I also have and VF2 electronic view finder
which you can use on either camera.I really
recommend this to owners of either camera.
I am sure I will get good results with the EPM-1
with the telephoto. So far the only complaint I
have is the EPM-1 dose not have the cross hatch
pattern in the view finder like the XZ-1 has.
It is very helpfull on horizon shots to keep things
virtical and horrizontal. Other than that it is a
real shooter and a keeper.
May 06, 2012
i purchased this camera about 3 months ago and since then have taken about 3,000 pictures, the quality of the pictures is very good and the the fast autofocus is truly amazing i took 650 pictures at an air show this past weekend, being able to turn the camera on point and shoot pictures all within a few seconds at the full 42mm with clarity i did was awesome. the one complaint i do have is the in low light situations the on auto mode the pictures almost always blur due to the longer shutter speed it needs to compensate even with the flash, however if you go into the menu with a few adjustments you can fix this. i recommend this camera for any one looking for something better than your typical point and shoot, but not wanting to brake the bank on a crazy SLR.
April 16, 2012
This Olympus camera takes beautiful shots. Love finished product with some cool tools included to play with; such as one-click black and white or sephia. Lightweight and was not a burden to carry as I travelled through South Korea for a month and took about 1000 pictures. Just wish I had the 40-150mm zoom lens as this sometimes didn't make the items close enough.
April 11, 2012
small package but pack great IQ and easy usage
great to carry around for casual street pictures
white camera look good with silver lens
April 04, 2012
Got the E-PM1 for my wife. Wanted something small & light to go in her purse. But didn't like the quality of the point n shoot cameras out there. This is a very capable little camera for both the beginner or the pro. Put the 45 1.8 prime lens on it & you will be in love..
I will likely buy another one for my self. The wife always has this one with her.
March 28, 2012
It is good on design and size along with performance. I looooove this e-pm1. I recommend it
March 22, 2012
The good pictures I shoot are great. However I get alot of bad ones. Im sure I just need to get use to the camera. If you dont know about cameras, this is not the camera for you. Im afraid im going to have to buy a regular point and shoot camera. one a little more user friendly.
March 17, 2012
Very satisfied with purchase. Compact and lighter weight compared to DSLRs. Large back screen. Easy to use.
March 12, 2012
There are better cameras out there, but for the price & the sheer size-weight-performance package there's nothing that can beat this. Micro fourthirds has matured with great but small lenses. I got the Oly 45mm almost after and it has become my new standard lens!
EMP1 gets more sharp pictures than one other m43 maker (my wife owns another brand m43 camera in pretty pink and almost as small in size) perhaps the EMP1's built-in stabilizer helps. For m43, you will have to compromise and put up with the noise when shooting in low light. With that in mind, I become a happy shooter! Otherwise, spend a few days set up the camera to your liking (has great SLR tweaks internally like the e series cameras I had used, I usually tweak the shadow contrast so it's flater) and for a camera this small, fast & fun, the pictures never fail to impress friends & relatives. For me now, this camera replaces a prosumer digi-compact and sometimes a full-frame DSLR especially when I want only jpegs out of the camera!
Even without a grip, I actually prefer the feel/ button layouts of this very compact camera to another compact mirrorless APS-c camera. The fewer the buttons, the less chance to trigger something by mistake (I felt this after using my wife's m43 camera)
I do not work for Olympus, or am I in any camera sales: FYI.