"CNET is confused knocking the lenses"4.5 starson by reginalb
Pros: Great image quality, good interface, AMAZING LENSES.
Cons: low-light capabilities lag behind competitors
Summary: Only CNet would knock this system for its lenses. Saying there are 13 pro-quality lenses is a little misleading, since the Panasonic manufactured Leicas are certainly pro-level. That is another 4, plus the EX line from Sigma are good, and getting better as they sort out their QC issues.
But this also ignores the fact that Zuiko's pro lenses are some of the best on the market, and in many cases surpass Canon's L line. But the fact is there are pro lenses for everything that you need. Sure, there aren't a bunch of f/1.4 primes at slightly different focal lengths like in the L line, but do you need that? And the L line also doesn't have Leica quality. Although admittedly, Zeiss lenses are available for Canon mounts, and surpass the L line, they are in the ballpark of Zuiko/Leica, but like the Leica and Zuikos, there aren't as many options.
The bottom line is that the E-3 is a great camera. The 2x crop is helpful for nature photography, and the sensor allows for better correction of distortion in wide angles, too. As a result, in their review of the 7-14mm Zuiko, Camera Labs said the lens was so good, that if you are a landscape nut this one piece of glass should be enough to compel you to buy in to the Four Thirds system. That is quite the promotion, and I can confirm the lens produces AMAZING images.
There is a world outside CaNikon. And this camera is a great example of that.