October 28, 2011
Years ago, I used to travel to Airshows, I lost count of how many rolls of film I developed in my friends darkroom back then. College came, funds were tight and I sold my camera gear.
Last year, I was given a PEN E-PL1 for Christmas and it has really inspired me to return to Photography as a hobby and maybe more.
The PEN system is the perfect setup for me, light, user friendly, packed with features, lots of accessories are available and it's relatively inexpensive.
All in all, just what I wanted, Thanks.
October 27, 2011
The camera not not that good and dont take clear pictures and a lot of trouble...........and this site is useless for replacement parts
October 22, 2011
I bought this camera to replace an 11 year old Olympus Camedia C3030 Zoom that took great photos, but I could no longer buy media cards for.
The E-PL1 did not disappoint! It cost a third less than my old camera and does so much more! And the great Olympus lenses take sharp, vivid photos & video, even in low light. You can't go wrong with this camera.
My only criticism is that it didn't come with a lens cap keeper--the string thing that helps you keep track of the lens cover.
October 19, 2011
I for one was surprised this little thing was so good. Was skeptical that it couldn't be this good but was I wrong!! I ordered it because they are now so low priced I didn't feel I would loose a lot if it was not great.
It images so well couldn't hardly believe it neither could anyone that has seen the photos,especially when used the filters to make my fall leaf photos POP. The colors are typical good Oly rendering-one of best. Its a really fun little guy to use also,yes it will hang very close to my big DSLR in photo quality,video too.
Try one I am sure you too will be amazed also.
October 15, 2011
I am a novice and this camera gives me confidence to take pitcures that my family will enjoy. We are retired and take pictures of our journeys to share with our family.
October 09, 2011
This is the best in-between camera I have seen. It is better than a point-and-shoot but easier than a higher end camera. The picture quality is comparable with the higher end cameras.
October 09, 2011
This is a great camera to take with you on vacation. Its small form factor makes it easy to carry and because it is light weight you are not fatigued at the end of a picture shooting day. Also the JPEGS produced by the camera are some of the best I have seen right out the camera requiring little or no post production work. My only issue is with the autofocus, even though there was a firmware update, the autofocus hunts in low light and has trouble locking in, Overall this has been a fun camera and at current prices a great buy.
October 07, 2011
My husband bought this camera for me and I LOVE it. I have never really enjoyed taking pictures before until I got this camera. The quality of the pics are amazing. They truly look like a professional took them. Now I have a new habit and I can't put the camera down. Definitely recommend it!!!
October 06, 2011
I purchased this camera as I wasn't ready for a DLSR, but have found that this thing is just as flexible. It takes amazing low light pictures. The quality is amazing
September 28, 2011
43 To m43
OM to m43 adapter allows me to use my old manual focus 50mm f/1.8 lens. I can confirm my focus by magifying the live view and now I have the perfect portrait lens with a large aperture giving me beautiful images.
I shoot mostly in Shutter/Aperture Priority or Full Manual. I rarely use the zoom and prefer the view of the 14mm. I like street shooting in available light. At night I set the ISO to 3200. Yes, there is noise but, once I convert to black & white and add a little grain the final image looks good.
I prefer the JPG results from the camera versus the RAW to JPG I get in Photoshop. RAW gives me more flexibility to correct the chromatic abberation purple fringing I get on the edges of the frame.
I have no interest in the video functions nor the Art/Scene/Program Modes.
The menu navigation needs improvement because there are too many steps to reach some function but, with S/A/M modes you can bypass the menu system and access the control you need with the OK and Menu buttons.
Would like it if Olympus would have a lens hood for the 14-42 kit lens. There are very few third party hoods available.
Battery life is poor. Need to order another battery. I don't use the flash and expect battery life to be worse if the flash is used.