on 19 August 2011
Took the plunge into M4\3 with this camera and so far it has lived up to the hype. The main criticism by reviewers has been the use of an older sensor which, in most situations, is perfectly adequate and does the job of producing very good output. In low light, noise gets more noticeable at higher ISO (what doesn't!) but the use of a fast prime lens can compensate (using with a Panasonic Lumix 20mm, but the supplied 14-42mm is fine as a general purpose lens). Choice of settings is exhaustive but very accessible. Particularly like the in-camera editing and the supplied software, while a bit slow, maintains a comprehensive feature set for RAW post-processing and conversion. Main camera is a Canon 7D and, while not really comparable, the E-P3 ticks an awful lot of boxes by its adaptability.