I was given an E-P3 last Christmas, and since then virtually every shot I have taken has been a test shot. The image quality just isn't there. It barely (and only occasionally) measures up to my Canon G-12 and never to my Nikon DSLRs, certainly not the D300s but not even the D40. OK, it might be the glass. I have the kit 14-42, the old 17mm f/2.8 and the long Panny zoom, can't remember the mm right now. In any case, the only decent image I have got out of the beast was in bright sunlight with a 1984 Soligor 24-45. ...But it's not the glass. I can shoot ORF and tweak the NR in Viewer 2, or bung it through Adobe DNG converter and set about it in ACR. I just cannot hit a decent balance between detail and noise. The default Nikon and Canon in-camera JPG conversions do this sublimely and effortlessly. The Oly default conversion is a mess. I can't believe that people actually like this camera. It's a dog. Hell, no, I love my dogs. It's a rat.