Using it for a prolonged period of time however I found I liked the interface much better than the E-P1 and E-P2. I found it much easier to change settings and I found I preferred the menu layout, which while still not perfect as far as I'm concerned, was much less frustrating. I was using the view screen only as I hadn't got the VF-2 viewfinder, and in bright sunlight, wearing dark glasses, it was almost impossible to see, but overall it was an encouraging experience.
Looking at the images on the screen after returning home, I was again impressed. Shot at ISO 100 they were every bit as sharp as the Fuji X100 pictures I took at the same time. (For some reason the 45mm Panasonic Leica lens always seems to perform really well with Olympus cameras.)
I decided to investigate this further and ordered a viewfinder, which arrived overnight from Amazon and I took it out yesterday with Panasonic 7-14mm and Olympus 14-150mm lenses.
Again it performed very well, I found it a pleasure to use, the viewfinder was excellent, as I've found before and the images were nice and sharp. I really should have used the previous two I had more! I've decided to try an E-PL2 now, as it apparently has better build quality.
Overall a good discovery (particularly at the price I bought it for) and one thats somewhat restored my faith in Olympus, which is no bad thing.