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on 6 February 2012
mmm.. what to say. First and above all I am not a professional photographer and by no means I am even close to understanding how to use a DSLR and that's I guess one of the reasons I went for this camera. Overall it's a powerful camera that allows you to gradually go from "point&click" to full DSLR mode however it's not really worth all that money.. My good and bad points are highlighted below

* It's light and small, making it easy to carry around with you
* Lenses don't cost a fortune, allowing you to experiment with a couple of them without stretching your finances to the limit
* As far as I know you can adapt pretty much any kind of lenses to this camera making the camera pretty versatile if you manage to move on from the "point&click" options
* It's great if you want a good camera to carry around that doesn't compromise on performance
* Videos are pretty good quality and with a dedicated button you can move from taking pictures to taking videos in a matter of a fraction of a second
* It's quite stylish.. .I guess it's important for some people!

* It's pretty heavy despite its size
* The body seems to be too small for its lenses.. every time I get the camera in my hands I fear I might ruin the lens if I don't hold it
* It doesn't have a right-hand grip making the camera pretty fiddly to use even if, like me, you have small hands
* It doesn't really feel right in the hands, the body is cold metal and .. I always fear to break it when I hold it
* In comparison to let's say a Canon DSLR, this one has all the commands (menu etc) in one single button at the back which is not always easy to access when you are taking pictures or if you want to change something while shooting

Overall I don't think it's worth the money asked. Olympus should market it at a lower price to attract more photographers wanna-bees. If you have £500 or more to spend and you are not bothered about the size of your camera just go for a Canon EOS or a Nikon one...
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