I "upgraded" to this camera after my last digital one was stolen. I like the options available on the E-500, lots of manual settings which I use regularly for low light situations, and I like the interchangeable lenses. What I don't like is that the photos always seem just slightly off from the crisp look I've been able to get from every other camera - as if the autofocus (which I do tend to use) is slightly off. I haven't figured out a way to adjust for that, and to be honest taking photo after disappointing photo killed my love of photography. The camera was cheaper than other similar competitors, but still expensive enough that I couldn't admit my mistake and just buy another. If you are considering this camera, do some online searching about this model and auto-focus troubles, you will see there are a lot of people having problems with this camera focusing properly.
Sterling Heights, MI