1. Welcome to Mu-43.com—a friendly Micro 4/3 camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

Have OMD and EPL1, get EPM1 to replace EPL1?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by mintchoco, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. mintchoco

    mintchoco Mu-43 Regular

    May 24, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    Hi all,

    The thread title says it all. I have an EPL1 which got me into m43. Recently, I acquired the OMD. With the dropping prices on the EPM1, should I consider replacing the EPL1? The things that bother me with the EPL1 are the slow write and AF speeds, which I hear is much improved with the EPM1?

    How much could I get selling my EPL1?

    How portable is the EPM1 and 20mm pancake? Could it replace a canon digital elph?
  2. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Jerry Jackson Jr
    You won't get much of anything for the E-PL1. Like you, I picked up an E-PM1 last year because I wanted something smaller than my other Pen cameras but I got addicted to the AF speed of the larger E-P3 and OM-D.

    My E-PL1 is basically collecting dust but I haven't been willing to sell it for the pathetically low resale value.
  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yes, I would replace the E-PL1 with the E-PM1. Yes it is fast and ridiculously small. No, the E-PL1 is not worth much to sell. I would just keep it as a backup. 3 bodies is my minimum... at least 2 to work with and at least one for backup.
  4. mintchoco

    mintchoco Mu-43 Regular

    May 24, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    How much slower is the EPM1 than the OMD?
  5. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    Yes, the EPM1 is very quick to focus with a fast lens, but the EPL1 isn't that slow with the same faster moving lenses, P14mm, O45mm.

    With the 15mm bodycap lens, it's a lot bigger than a Canon Elph.

    In a slightly bigger boat, owning EM5, EPL1, and EPM1. Should move one or both of the latter two.

    Attached Files:

  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Considering the huge gap in capabilities between the Mini and the Elph, I wouldn't even bother comparing them in size. On the other hand, the Mini with a pancake or bodycap lens is significantly SMALLER than the Canon G15 or G12 in every way. That's pretty impressive.
  7. Salc64

    Salc64 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 24, 2012
    New York. USA
    I have all 3. To be honest I really like epl1 much better then the epm. I don't like the dial of the epm and for a compact camera I still think the pop up flash is a must. With all that said omd is miles Ahead of both
  8. EasyEd

    EasyEd Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    Hey All,

    Couldn't resist... :biggrin:

    Now I don't know how good this strategy is for cameras... but girlfriends...:tongue: go for it...

    Now that said I'm looking to upgrade to something beyond EPL-1 for my other half - relegating EPL-1 to second camera perhaps with a prime. Watching this thread with interest. Looking at EPM-2 or EPL-5. Wondering if EPL-1 is even worth keeping.

  9. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 12, 2013
    I only have the E-PM1 but leave the flash on all the time even though I hardly ever use it. It adds almost nothing to the overall size and looks cool as sh1t on it as far as I am concerned.

    As far as the dial is concerned I have no issues with mine but I can see how having another dial like on the E-PL1 could be handy.
  10. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 12, 2013
    My parents have an Elph, not sure which model, but the pictures it takes are so full of noise every time I look at them I think I must be at a shipbuilding facility and the time between able to take another picture is easily 2-3 seconds.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.