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Good: Small, good quality pictures and user friendly
Bad: would like longer battery life
Comment: I have always been a portable camera owner and making the big step towards dslr. I am really glad I did, the camera is easy to use and so compact and does not put a strain my my neck with the strap on (which has always been a draw back for me not getting one).
The design looks fantastic and I get many compliments from people when they see it. As well as my photos have drastically improved with the camera.
Good: Easy to use, compact, reliable, stunning Pictures, Hi-res video, long battery life
Comment: Firstly, this Camera has had a price reduction (including lens), I saw it for £575 this week in London. I bought mine for US$799.
I am a basic photographer, but intested in low light shots, landscapes and depth of feild portraiit pics of family and freinds, and this camera is absolutly amazing for an advanced beginner. The kewl thing about this camera is that you can fiddle in manual mode and do all the things that you want to do for advanced shots, and the flick it to Auto or various scenes for a quick shot that will probably give you a better shot that you could set up anyway. Built in Art filters like 'Pop, Grainy", etc are quick and easy.
So brilliant is this camera, that I have already had 3 basic shots I took already uploaded to an internation photo website and they hold thier own in some vary talented company.
I have travelled thru the USA, Eur and Australia with this camera, Battery will last for 2-300 shots a day quite easily. Lack of flash isn't has never been an issue for me so far (6400 ASA) and if I need too, I can simply by the optional falsh for £100.
Best thing is also I can simply switch to video mode and take hi quality videos and include some of the fliters if I feel like it as well - Try and do that with a Nikon !!
This camera is exceptional, but as I always recomend, downlaod the manual and read through and see if the features will suit you stye and its what you need.
Keep an eye out for the new EP-2 (a few extra features) out Jan 2010, but the EP-1 have most of this funtionallity at a great price.
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