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.
March 11, 2012
Great little camera - excellent as either a very high-quality walk around alternative to a DSLR, or as a step up from a point and shoot. Very impressed with the performance and feel of the camera.
March 09, 2012
This camera is simply amazing! I am an up and coming photographer and I cant imagine a better bang for your buck! The way this camera filters light through the lenz is simply amazing! I love the grainy film setting as well as the pop art, soft focus, and dramatic settings! Not only can I take great regular pictures, I take dynamic artistic pictures! I am so happy I purchased this camera!! Thank you Olympus!!
March 03, 2012
Good light weight camera with a bigger sensor than a point and shoot camera , but small enough to out in a large jacket pocket or a small bag. I also bought the VF-2 view finder but rarely use it because it sticks out too much over the camera. My go to camera is a DSLR but I don't always want to carry it. The PM-1 is a decent replacement for most situations except in low light.
February 29, 2012
Photographer want to be
I'm a novice at photography and I have a lot to learn about this camera but I'm really impressed with it so far. Without using any of the special features, it takes great pictures. Struggling a little with the menu at this point, but am hopeful that it will get easier as I become more accustomed to the camera. I love the size of camera. I considered a heavier DSLR camera but didn't want to carry a heavy camera when traveling. This little camera has a lot in a little package! My only complaint is the operator's manual. It can be hard to find what you're looking for.
February 24, 2012
E-pm1 combines performance and conviniece together what you see is what you'll get,with fast AF and 5fps continuous shooting. Progressive video alsoprovide the ability to cut frame from video.
Hope Olympus can make full frame 35mm camer!
February 22, 2012
I'm a hobbyist and was looking for an affordable compact camera with plenty of features and picture quality comparable to more expensive DSLRs. This one fit the bill. None of the other competitors in its class has as much capability for the price.
February 19, 2012
i've had my e-pm1 for about 10 days now and i'm very happy with the performance and quality, the pictures i'm getting are nice and clear coming from a point and shoot i love my e-pm1...
February 17, 2012
I am not a photographer, I am a snapshot taker. I bought the E PM1 to help me move to the next level, and I am not disappointed. The images are crisp and bright, and I love how fast the autofocus is. I would be happy to recommend it to anyone!
P.S. I haven't used the art filters, I'm not there yet with my skills so it wouldn't be fair to comment
February 15, 2012
I've been really happy with this camera, especially for the price. My friends and coworkers who have spent much, much more for cameras were also extremely impressed with the quality for the price, when compared to their expensive DSLR's. Of course, at the price, you lose a few features found in higher-end cameras, but you'll likely discover an easy work-around using the great and super-customizable menus.