Olympus E-PL3 review @ Lunchtime doubly so

"When the screen is tilted, the camera rests on the left hand which holds the lens, and the right hands operates. It’s both better and worse than using an EVF: as I don’t have to bring the camera to my eye when shooting it’s less conspicuous on the street and easier in the composition, but when focusing manual lenses or shooting in the strongest light the EVF is better. Visibility is actually quite good in midday light, and versatility in

the street wins the moment for me. The alternative choice would have been the E-PM1+VF-2 combo, but it was less versatile and more expensive.

The screen aspect ratio is 16x9 and this means that all those icons are out of the picture when shooting in 4/3. This of course means that the picture is smaller than the screen and you might not like this..
 
If you know the E-PL1, you already know which buttons you are going to find: they only changed position to allow the screen to tilt. The very welcome addition is the control wheel which makes adjusting exposure or time much easier when on the field. But it’s very near to the screen, meaning it’s difficult to operate if you are going to change the focus point position using the left-click (but there is an easy solution to this, using the super control panel). You can configure the functions tied to some buttons and to the control wheel, so you are not tied to use the big red button only for video - in my head, that is the place for the exposure lock."
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