April 02, 2011
I used to lug 100 lbs of camera equipment into caves, up cliffs and down rivers. One week with an olympus pen and I've got more great shots, simply because my whole kit now weighs 18lbs
March 31, 2011
very nice camera, the close up function is not great
March 27, 2011
The E-pl1 has only compact just size, but its quality is big. Good for traveling.
March 27, 2011
great manual and automatic camera. the ability to use other lenses in a smaller camera is the reason i purchased this camera
March 21, 2011
I enjoy the PASM modes and all of the controls available for flash, WB, ISO, and gradation. The monochrome mode with filter settings brings back the joy of B&W photography. The one feature I miss in the EPL1 is a remote shutter release.
March 20, 2011
I traveled half-way around the world for over a month shooting thousands of photos. Not one failure, or even a stumble. My E-PL1 with the M.Zuiko 14-150mm lens performed flawlessly in a very wide range of shooting situations from caves to mountains. It was the only lens I took with me for this camera. I also shot a great deal of HD video which proved to be better than I expected. The VF-2 electronic viewfinder is very versatile in shooting and does a fine job of extending battery life between charges. All in all, I am very pleased with the small size, rugged, high performance quality of this camera.
March 19, 2011
I've had a DSLR for several years, but what I've wanted was something more portable and a bit less complex but with interchangeable lenses and a few. ie. Point and shoot was too small, SLR was too large.
My Pen I love tho. I CAN shove it in a pocket, I CAN do serious macro and Telephoto photography, and I love it.
The only thing I want to point out is the autofocus can hunt a bit, but a quick setting can correct that. I won't bore you with the howto, just google it, you can't help but find it.
Overall, GREAT camera!
March 18, 2011
Lovely camera, my first up-market digital and I am very happy with it so far. Still have lots to learn about its capabilities though!
March 17, 2011
I am totally in love with this camera. I have been blown away by how simple it has been to get great photos in low and impossible lighting situations. With just one basic reminder (have an epileptic finger) to ensure you do the autofocus and you'll always get a beautiful shot.
March 16, 2011
This is my second Olympus camera, first was a film Stylus Epic. All of my other equipment is another brand. I was intrigued by the unique usability of this product, and it has not let me down. It will not replace my DSLR, but that is not it's function. This is a high-quality go-anywhere photographic tool that you can depend on to give "almost DSLR" quality pictures without the DSLR's size and heft. I highly recommend it.