Does the front cover separate from the body case thus giving you a half case for the camera?
Yes. Unfortunately the body half-case attaches only via tripod screw hole with a thumb screw.the thumbscrew is not knurled for better handling. It is small and difficult to turn in or out. Unlike the EP-1 series cases it is not held on by a friction grip.this means that if you need to change to another mem. card or battery you need to unscrew the tripod screw and then reattach it. A huge pain.
The entire issue I have is the forced thumbscrew attachment thru the tripods attaching hole. If not for that I would give this case 5-stars.