This one has been a long time coming, as it's now
been almost 3 months since our first preview of the Olympus
E-P1. This was a camera that we immediately fell in love with, with its gorgeous retro design and excellent in-hand feel. We also delighted in the image quality it delivered from its 12.3 megapixel sensor; providing very much of an SLR experience in image quality, but in a much more compact package. It really hearkened back to the aesthetic experience of fine film cameras, beautifully updated for the digital era.
The reason for the long delay in releasing our Olympus E-P1 review was that we encountered some anomalous blurring in a number of images we shot hand-held with it, so wanted to take the time required to really nail down the cause of the issue. You can read an overview of our investigation in Shawn's shooter's report on the E-P1's overview page, and all the minute details on our E-P1 blur anomaly page. The good news is that a significant part of the issue we discovered appears to have been addressed with the recent firmware update, and what remains can be worked around. Read our Olympus E-P1 review for the bottom line on it, and all the other details about this nifty little camera!