Editors Liked

  • Costs less than others in its class, Interchangeable lenses, Shoots 720p video, RAWJPEGcapable, Solidly built, Has popup flash
  • Small size & decently portable, Builtin flash, RAW images & 720p video, Manual & automatic shooting
  • Reasonable price, Small size, iAuto Mode, Built-in flash
  • Solid number of features for pros and novices alike; iAuto mode is brilliant for novice shooters; good picture quality
  • Good image quality for the price, Solid kit lens, High quality video, Builtin flash
  • Good image quality, sturdy build quality, simple interface design, auto modes work well, ability to save in RAW and JPEG simultaneously in all modes, 720p video recording
  • Excellent resolution with lots of detail in the shots, Point-and-shoot interface that also allows user interaction, Superb JPEG engine makes camera's full capability easily accessible, Reliable metering and white balance (in natural light), Good AF pe
  • Excellent detail, small form
  • Excellent, natural stills, Very low noise, even at high ISOs, Compact, lightweight, Loved the 17mm lens
  • Excellent build quality; very good photo quality; can shoot raw+JPEG in every mode, including Art Filters and iAuto
  • Currently the east-expensive Micro Four Thirds camera you can buy. Beautiful, sharp images. Newbie-friendly features
  • Good price, New Art modes are fun, Built-in flash, It's only a small thing, but I really like the battery door, Command dial on top of the camera, Video mode & direct button
  • Image quality is outstanding, especially compared to others in its price range, EPL1 is very easy to use, Shop around, as prices have dropped recently, making it a very good value, Camera has a "retro" look and design, which is appealing, EPL1 is a nice c

Editors Didn't Like

  • Slow performance in tests, Limited lens selection, No optical viewfinder, Battery life
  • Mediocre LCD display, Daunting menu & navigation, Poor lowlight video quality
  • Poorly-designed interface, Sub-par LCD screen
  • Not as nicelooking as the EP2; video quality a mixed bag
  • Possibly oversimplified control, No builtin viewfinder, Art Filters of limited use, Not as quick as it could be
  • Boxy design, small display, no built-in optical viewfinder, interface looks a bit dated, slow autofocus, bit expensive
  • Some highlight clipping (and poor dynamic range at ISO 100), Low resolution screen that's hard to see in bright light, No orientation sensor means having to rotate every portrait image manually, Exposure controls slow and awkward to use (by DSLR stand
  • Some noise/noise reduction issues, low resolution LCD
  • Too expensive, Not many lens options, No viewfinder
  • Slow, with sluggish autofocus; short battery life; low-resolution LCD
  • Sluggish autofocus. Noticeable shutter lag. Flimsy-feeling build. Proprietary USB port
  • Colour reproduction
  • Full manual controls are available, but can be tricky to find, Position of popup flash unit is a little awkward, Autofocus sometimes works slowly in low light, at least with kit lens, LCD works OK in sunlight, but it should be larger and have less glare i