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OLYMPUS 262855 12.3 Megapixel E-PL1 Pen Camera (Black camera body) by Review Summary ,  Sep 27, 2015

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OLYMPUS 262855 12.3 Megapixel E-PL1 Pen Camera (Black camera body)
Report Date: 10/28/2015
Based on 52 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 0.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Body5.0   above average
Image5.0   above average
Quality5.0   above average
Price4.8   above average
Lens4.3   exceptional
Focus3.9   above average


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Body

Body:
"Very capable body to go with lenses which are already well known for quality of images."
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"This is a good camera body for the price [$150]."
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"Shooting video with my Nikon 1.8 glass just makes this an easy reason to have a second body."
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"I bought this camera as a second body (I have an Olympus OMD as well)."
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"Newer versions of this camera are preferable but at the super bargain price of under $150 for the body, it is an fantastic bargain! "
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Focus

Focus:
"It takes several good lenses, but the extreme zoom to 300 is hard to focus, especially on moving targets like birds or surfers."
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"The only negative is difficulty focusing with the screen with some lenses, mostly zooms."
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"The camera with the adapter and Nikon lenses is Manual Focus only and the LCD screen is hard to focus but when it is right, it shines brightly."
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"It takes several good lenses, but the extreme zoom to 300 is hard to focus, especially on moving targets like birds or surfers."
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"As a m43 only camera, it is still good, but it's a bit slower in auto focus than the others."
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"It's fast, easy to focus, and fits in a coat pocket."
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"Using the magnification function during focus makes it so much easier to get crisp pictures."
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"I also got a nikon adapter for it and even though focusing is manual I get some excellent shots nevertheless."
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Image

Image:
"Good color, ISO range, and image stabilization on all lenses (as long as you remember to go into the menu and match the IS to the focal length of your lens)."
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"Very capable body to go with lenses which are already well known for quality of images."
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"It's cheap, great image quality, has a very handy zoom to help precise focus in MF, and has In Body Image Stabilization, allowing all the legacy lenses to be adapted well even for low light stills."
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"Camera makers really need to take a look at the overwhelming number of choices they have put on cameras simply because the microchip can be programmed to do things that are best done with an image processing program and, for example, leave out the panorama setting (how often does that get used?"
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"PROS-very inexpensive (when on sale at Cameta Camera, it was less than $150, including shipping).-excellent image quality with the right lenses."
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Lens

Lens:
"It takes several good lenses, but the extreme zoom to 300 is hard to focus, especially on moving targets like birds or surfers."
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"IS doesn't work too well on zoom lenses, though."
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"I am not quite as happy with the lens."
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"The only negative is difficulty focusing with the screen with some lenses, mostly zooms."
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"The camera with the adapter and Nikon lenses is Manual Focus only and the LCD screen is hard to focus but when it is right, it shines brightly."
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"Film is still dead, but good lenses can live again."
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"It takes several good lenses, but the extreme zoom to 300 is hard to focus, especially on moving targets like birds or surfers."
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"Macro capabilities with the macro lens are excellent."
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"Very capable body to go with lenses which are already well known for quality of images."
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"He has several Minotla lenses (a 28mm f2.8, a 50mm 1.7, a 100-300 zoom) and the pictures he gets from them are great."
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"It's cheap, great image quality, has a very handy zoom to help precise focus in MF, and has In Body Image Stabilization, allowing all the legacy lenses to be adapted well even for low light stills."
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Price

Price:
"I purchased the Olympus Elp1 with the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 and the results and price are hard to beat."
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"VERY NICE camera for the price! "
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"It's cheap, great image quality, has a very handy zoom to help precise focus in MF, and has In Body Image Stabilization, allowing all the legacy lenses to be adapted well even for low light stills."
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"Even though the PL1 is an older camera itself (there's a PL5 now), I'd say repurposing this inexpensive but well-made camera is a win-win situation all around."
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"But, hey, it only cost me $139, so it's an unbelievable bargain at that price!"
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"This is a good camera body for the price [$150]."
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Quality

Quality:
"Powerful, compact with great picture quality."
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"Very capable body to go with lenses which are already well known for quality of images."
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"It's cheap, great image quality, has a very handy zoom to help precise focus in MF, and has In Body Image Stabilization, allowing all the legacy lenses to be adapted well even for low light stills."
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"PROS-very inexpensive (when on sale at Cameta Camera, it was less than $150, including shipping).-excellent image quality with the right lenses."
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"shutter speed is a bit slow by today's standards.3) The build quality could be a little more robust.4) The built-in flash could be stronger.5) Could have a built-in viewfinder or an accessory one that doesn't cost more than the camera body itself!"
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