The Olympus E-P1 marks an innovative new era in digital imaging. Our new Micro Four Thirds camera upholds the legacy of the celebrated PEN family of cameras, with the photographic optics of an SLR and the size and simplicity of a point and shoot.
The only reason I gave the ease of use a 4 is the operating manual is as big as a Harry Potter novel. I will learn it though. however, the auto setting works beautifully. very happy customer here.
The pictures are amazing. Very easy to use. Feels sturdy in your hands. The video camera is also wonderful, and has replaced our dedicated HD video camera (what's the point anymore of having one?)
The camera will be interesting to the amateur and the pro photographer. For the amateur important reception of excellent photos in an automatic mode. For the pro photographer it is important to adjust the parameters necessary for shooting. The amateur Advantages: Excellent quality in an automatic mode, i-AUTO and P mode. Excellent colors, sharpness.
Costs less than others in its class, interchangeable lenses, shoots 720p video, rAW+JPEG-capable, solidly built, has pop-up flash
A lot of camera in a small package and smaller price tag. The best Olympus implementation of the m4/3 sensor. In camera Image Stabilization(IS).