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Have you tried any of the more recent olympus bodies? E-PL1 is a rather old body now. The current-gen olympus (and panasonic) bodies are very fast to focus and don't have a long after-shot blackout. The fast focus only applies to single-shot AF where these bodies are as fast as any DSLR out there, including the very high DSLRs. For tracking AF these bodies are of course no way near a decent DSLR. Similarly in terms of high-iso performance the current 16MP sensor is much better than the old 12MP one in e-pl1 etc.
Its all relative, No, my last dealings were the E-5 and E-PL1. I have decided that the concept was good, but not ready for prime time for me. Shooting in extreme cold with the EVF was less than ideal, focus precision was difficult as the point would grab other things that what was desired, and it was over priced for what it was. Those, of course, were my opinions. I simply washed out of that and decided to let the technology mature.
ISO 1250 with the E-PL1 was ok for me. (Example follows) I now shoot at ISO 12,800 regularly with the D3s so thats where I'm comming from.
ISO 1250 from E-PL1
I'm not going to pass judgement on the new digital OM. I just am used to Oly hype and won't take that at face value. I've been through several generations of that hype and the true results have always fallen well short. I'm sure its a nice camera for some, but I'm not feeling the need yet. I trust Panasonic more than Oly at this point, but that's just me.