April 27, 2012
The E-PL1 with its 14-42 mm kit lens is a quality compact camera but not quite suited for outdoor use. The lack of a decent viewfinder, either optical or electronic, is its biggest defect. In normal sunlight the LCD display is hard to use, virtually impossible to use if the sun is at your back. The pictures are excellent if you can frame them properly. The simple fix would be an optical viewfinder. Even a simple frame finder would do. The cheapest one use cameras have them. The electronic viewfinder costs as much as the camera. I like mine but it won't replace a DSLR. Fairly short battery life too. The movie button is too easy to depress when holding the camera normally.
April 26, 2012
Is easy to use, very good quality image even in low light conditions, portable although is not a compact! ergonomics are practical enough to be used quickly in any emergency situation... however the weak point is slow!
April 24, 2012
I bought the e-pl1 to use with older manual focus lenses and it has worked great so far. I had to get the optional viewfinder (vf-2) in order to focus accurately with the old lenses and it has more than met my expectations. The image quality and colors are both amazing.
April 21, 2012
All I can say is "Holy Camera Batman"! This thing rocks, add an extra lens and you can't go wrong. Just buy and enjoy!!!
April 21, 2012
Imaging which rivals my dslr's -and it fits in my pocket!
April 19, 2012
I have used and reviewed more than 32 digital cameras over the past 16 years. I have to admit that the EPL-1 is one of my all-time favorites. I love the feel of it, the quality of construction, and most of all the great shots it takes. You really need a full APS-C size chip to take better shots and even most of those do not equal the Olympus 4/3 chip. The camera is a bit on the slow side, but that does not bother me since I am not shooting sports. For portrait, architecture, and landscape shooting... or just everyday shooting, this camera with the kit lens cannot be beat; and getting it as a demo model for less than most point and shoots is icing on the cake. Even at full price, this camera is worth every cent.
April 18, 2012
Wanted lighter camera with interchangeable lenses. This camera fits the bill! Excellent picture quality and easy to use. Also like the built-in flash.
April 15, 2012
I bought this camera due to it's size, cost, lense options and underwater housing. I have been very happy with all of these.
April 14, 2012
I love to have pictures with OOC best quality. I do not like to spend time PS. It considers fake to me. A little retouch or sharpening is OK. E-PL1 does what I love most. Its straight out pictures satisfy my needs and style. Although ergonomic, handling not the best. Menu is inconvenient when look for an adjustment. The kit lens is fine to me, but I'm looking for to invest in a pana 20mm f/1.7. Did mention low noise up to ISO1600? I love my E-PL1.
April 09, 2012
This is my first experience with an interchangable lens cam so I cannot compare it to others. However, before buying Olympus, I did my research and figured this is the way I'd go. So far, I love my camera. I have been using it for more than a year and even when I was iffy about it, it has never let me down. I recently purchased the 17mm lens and that's now the lens I always use. I'm very happy with this cam though I really want to get the new OM-D :3 Needles to say, I will continue to be a loyal Olympus user.