first some background. I've been using an OM4ti for years, getting excellent results - superb sharpness from 4000dpi transparency scans and 24" prints. (Am a published photographer - not a novice) Recently bought an E510 with a 12-60mm Zuiko lens. Impressions are very bad. Have not managed to get one single shot that gets anywhere close to the quality I was expecting (which was something approaching the results from my OM4ti) The best shots, which are very very few, are soft. Most are of low "real" resolution; indistinct. Many are downright unusable. I shoot raw. Maximum resolution. With a tripod. IS off. Take the photos into Photoshop or Lightroom for processing. Initial RAW images look awful, needing severe sharpening, which results in a horrible plastic look, reminiscent of the painterly effect filters people pollute their photos with. (which are horrid). I persevered and have taken hundreds and hundreds of shots. Maybe one or two are decent. Vast majority are blurry. I can get them to look okay on a computer screen by reducing dimensions below 50% and applying sharpening. (this is what tends to happen with photos that people post proclaiming decent quality). However, at 100% resolution - unusable. So I sent the camera and lens off to Olympus who have just told me that the camera and lens are perfectly okay - and that the quality I should be getting is "comparable" to the quality I was getting from my OM4ti and Velvia. (!!!!?????!!!!!). Well, that has snookered me - I am heading off to Europe on holiday and wanted to take a digital camera, but can't trust it. It has been a VERY expensive (failed) experiment. Any thoughts?