It's probably the biggest complaint I have read about on forums: the EP-1's lack of internal flash. For some people (especially those migrating from a P&S), flash is a critical element of the camera. For me, the lack of an internal flash turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Learning to use the camera under natural lighting conditions and taking full advantage of the respected high ISO performance of the EP-1 has allowed me to produce some of my best work to date.No Flash Required ( Tips & Tricks )
- With still subject matter, the EP-1 has built in stabilization to help combat the effects of camera shake. Use this to your advantage. I have hand-held shots as low as 1/16 of a second using IBS.
- If you need more shutter speed, raise ISO. The EP-1 has a maximum ISO of 6400.
- If ISO 6400 doesn't cut it, you can 'push' the camera ISO. Just dial in a exposure compensation of +1 (or higher) EV. Pushing the ISO will generate more noise, but the look is perfect for B&W.
- Select Continuous Mode. The EP-1 has a burst rate of 3 FPS, giving you a higher probability of a sharp picture.