Review My EPM1 Review

Mookalafalas

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I bought a refurb for $227 off ebay, with no flash. It's an adorable little camera, and fun to use. I just got a 40-150mm in the mail today, and from my quick initial testing, I find the IBIS works very well. I have a Canon 5D3, so am not sure if I will stay on the m4/3 bandwagon for long...I've just ordered two more lenses for it, so will have 5, but it's striking me as rather silly to have two whole camera systems with lens collections when I'm just an enthusiast, and not rich. I love how tiny and light it is, but the noise at even intermediate ISOs is a problem for me. When I go out in the day for regular shooting, I use my DSLR, so would like this for indoor night time candids, but that's exactly when good high ISO would be most handy.
Still, it's such a sharp, fun little camera, I am glad I got it and expect to get a lot of use from it.
 

laogu

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thanks for this review. It was instrumental in helping me decide to purchase an E-PM1.

-Scott
 

MikeinAlexandria

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I have been selling off four thirds stuff because I got an OMD. I decided to sell my E-P1 and E-P3 as well, and got a great deal on a metallic brown E-PM1 body. It should be here this coming week. I plan on using it with my 20mm F 1.7 and 12mm F2 lenses, but I have the 25mm as well and will definitely give it a try!

Thanks for the review.
 

wakemare

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dude, i utterly LOVE this little camera for shooting street or totally candid at functions. no one knows you have it. i love it. i may buy one back soon.... i used to just set it up to monochromatic and only B and W, just a little noise reduction in PP and the shots were awesome.
 

mfturner

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Eight years have passed since this great review, which convinced me to add a PM1 as a $50 beater camera for trail running and a very compact travel kit, with a battery that swaps with my e-m10. This review is fabulous, and set my expectations perfectly. Better than I expected, the 8 year old camera only had 1087 shutter actuations, and the battery life is as if brand new with maybe only three full discharge cycles on it. I added a piece of Paracord as a wrist strap, it is a bar of soap ergonomically, and mostly use A or S modes so I'm not digging through the menus much. It slips easily into my running waist pack, which was my primary need. My ancient Ibis seems to be ok, so I'm leaving it on for now, and lets me handhold reliably to 1/10th with the 14-42 EZ on full zoom, but I seem to be a stop or two more steady than most folks. The EZ zoom or 9mm BCL are my best lenses with it, great for carrying while walking the dog, it really wants a small prime or pancake though. The P35-100f4 is ok but pushing it with it's magnification, aiming without an EVF is difficult at 100mm, and tracking anything not sitting still is even harder. Maybe the PM2 sensor would make me a little happier, but then it wouldn't be a $50 beater, it would have been a $130 beater, lol.
 

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