Purchased this camera very cheap recently from high st retailer to compare to an EPL-1 which i already own and love to bits, reason being i love the image quality and size of the EPL-1 but as a DSLR user missed some stuff that lacks compared to the EP1 such as better direct control buttons and command wheel.
Well the EP1 gives me that and maybe more , although the EPL-1 may edge it for high ISO noise in Jegs, but we are talking tiny amounts here.
The lack of flash does not bother me , i picked up a second hand Olympus FL20 flashgun for £50 which is better then any built in flash, but because i use the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens i hardly ever use the flash anyway.
EP1 now has upgraded the firmware to 1.4 and the autofocus with the Panasonic 20mm lens is now superfast, worlds away from when the EP1 first came out and only used the 14-42mm lens.
All in all a lovely well built camera with stacks of control and gives great IQ, will be a classic one day.