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Old 30th July 2011
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EP3 First Impressions

Hi All
Just thought I would post my thoughts so far with the EP3.
Received yesterday silver EP3 with 14-42 and Vf2. The camera feels slightly less solid than the EP1 but thats maybe just me. The new screen is really good and the touch focus/shoot is way faster than I imagined to the point you can use it with moving objects and get good results.
I find the screen still unusable in sunlight like the EP1 but the Vf2 fixes that problem however I did think it would be better than it is, having never used EVF before I do prefer my E5. Image quality is on par with the E5 Jpegs as far as I can tell.
The big surprise is how fast my FT 9-18 and 70-300 focus they seem as fast in SAF as the E3 and are very usable. Which makes me happy as the 9-18 14-42 and 70-300 covers anything I want in a lighter outfit.
The built in flash works very well for indoor and outdoor fill images.
Not very technical I know but the camera is far more usable than the EP1 and will suit my use for it just fine.
Cheers John
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Re: EP3 First Impressions

Thanks John, not that I can afford to get one, but I was wondering how well the 4/3s lenses performed on it. Yours is the first comment on their use that I've seen so far (apart from a video showing the 12-60 SWD lens).
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