The lens even keeps moving briefly after the focus-lock beep and indicator signal that it's done. The continuous AF really is continuous -- it never stops and locks, even when pointing at a stationary subject. And, although the E-P1's typical JPEG shot-to-shot time isn't the slowest among the competition -- the Canon PowerShot G10 retains its crown -- it's still more than twice as slow as most, and its raw shooting is slowest.
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
|Time to first shot||Raw shot-to-shot time||Typical shot-to-shot time||Shutter lag (dim)||Shutter lag (typical)|
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
While the continuous-shooting speed is pretty good, at about 3.3 frames per second, as with most LCD- and EVF-based cameras, you can only see what you've shot, not what you'd like to shoot. The low-resolution LCD just passes muster. It seems good enough for manual focusing in conjunction with the automatic magnification, but not as useful for judging sharpness for photos you've shot.