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Olympus PEN E-PM2

80

Kagoo Score

80

Kagoo Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2

£387.29
£48.40
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec mirrorless digital camera, with a fair price
94
Reviews
132 Reviews + 12 Awards
77
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
59
Age
4 Years Old
79
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
80
Overall Score
Excellent
3x Mirrorless 16.5MP 233g Oct 2013
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Optical Zoom 3x
Camera Type Mirrorless
Megapixels 16.5MP
Weight 233g
Release Date Oct 2013
Pentax K-30

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

Pentax K-30

£513.11
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning SLR digital camera, with a good price
94
Reviews
156 Reviews + 17 Awards
71
Value for Money
Good
89
Features
Fully-Featured
57
Age
5 Years Old
81
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
81
Overall Score
Excellent
SLR 16.28MP 590g 4928 X 3264 Pixels Jun 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Weight Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 16.28MP
Weight 590g
Maximum Image Resolution 4928 X 3264 Pixels
Release Date Jun 2013
Olympus PEN E-PM2

80

Kagoo Score

80

Kagoo Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2

£387.29
£48.40
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec mirrorless digital camera, with a fair price
94
Reviews
132 Reviews + 12 Awards
77
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
59
Age
4 Years Old
79
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
80
Overall Score
Excellent
3x Mirrorless 16.5MP 233g Oct 2013
Optical Zoom Camera Type Megapixels Weight Release Date
Optical Zoom 3x
Camera Type Mirrorless
Megapixels 16.5MP
Weight 233g
Release Date Oct 2013
Pentax K-30

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

Pentax K-30

£513.11
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning SLR digital camera, with a good price
94
Reviews
156 Reviews + 17 Awards
71
Value for Money
Good
89
Features
Fully-Featured
57
Age
5 Years Old
81
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
81
Overall Score
Excellent
SLR 16.28MP 590g 4928 X 3264 Pixels Jun 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Weight Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 16.28MP
Weight 590g
Maximum Image Resolution 4928 X 3264 Pixels
Release Date Jun 2013

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Reasons For

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
9 Reasons For
£126 Cheaper
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 is £125.82 cheaper than the Pentax K-30.
User Reviews Are Better
Based on 44 reviews, the average user review score of the Olympus PEN E-PM2 is 95%, whereas the average rating of the Pentax K-30 is 90% (based on 46 reviews).
Better Reviewed.com Review Score
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a review score of 76% from Reviewed.com, but the Pentax K-30 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Digitaltrends.com Review Score
Digitaltrends.com gave the Olympus PEN E-PM2 a review score of 70%, but the Pentax K-30's rating was only 65% from the same site.
Better What Digital Camera Review Score
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a What Digital Camera review score of 89%, but the rating of the Pentax K-30 was only 88% from the same site.
Better What Digital Camera Review Score
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a What Digital Camera review score of 89%, but the rating of the Pentax K-30 was only 88% from the same site.
Better Digitalcamerareview.com Review Score
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a Digitalcamerareview.com review score of 90%, but the Pentax K-30's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better Popco.net Review Score
Popco.net gave the Olympus PEN E-PM2 a review score of 76%, but the Pentax K-30 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Digitalkamera.de Review Score
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a review score of 92% from Digitalkamera.de, but the rating of the Pentax K-30 was only 91% from the same site.
11 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
More Popular
The Pentax K-30 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Five More Awards
The Pentax K-30 has 17 awards from expert review sites, but the Olympus PEN E-PM2 has 12 awards.
A Bit Better Expert Reviews
Based on 84 expert reviews, the Pentax K-30 has an average review score of 83%, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PM2 has an average rating of 82% (based on 88 reviews).
Better Brand
Pentax digital cameras have an average rating of 85.2%, but Olympus has an average rating of 85%.
Better Expert Reviews Review Score
Expert Reviews gave the Pentax K-30 a review score of 100%, but the Olympus PEN E-PM2's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better Photoreview.com.au Review Score
Photoreview.com.au gave the Pentax K-30 a review score of 90%, but the Olympus PEN E-PM2 only has a rating of 85% from the same site.
Better Pocket Lint Review Score
Pocket Lint's Pentax K-30 review gave it a score of 90%, but the Olympus PEN E-PM2's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score
The Pentax K-30 has a review score of 84% from Amateurphotographer.co.uk, but the rating of the Olympus PEN E-PM2 was only 83% from the same site.
Better DP Review Review Score
The Pentax K-30 has a review score of 78% from DP Review, but the Olympus PEN E-PM2 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Akam.no Review Score
Akam.no's Pentax K-30 review gave it a score of 77%, but the rating of the Olympus PEN E-PM2 was only 70% from the same site.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Pentax K-30 has more awards than the Olympus PEN E-PM2. The Pentax K-30 has 17 awards, where as the Olympus PEN E-PM2 has 12 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
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17 Awards Best
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Average Expert Rating

The Pentax K-30 has better expert reviews than the Olympus PEN E-PM2. The average expert reviews score for the Pentax K-30 is 83% based on 84 reviews, where as the average score for the Olympus PEN E-PM2 is 82% based on 88 reviews.
Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
5 stars
22 reviews
4 stars
22 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
19 reviews
4 stars
19 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has better user reviews than the Pentax K-30. The average user reviews score for the Olympus PEN E-PM2 is 95% based on 44 reviews, where as the average score for the Pentax K-30 is 90% based on 46 reviews.
Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
Best
5 stars
37 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
1 review
5 stars
35 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
2 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Pentax has a better average brand rating than Olympus. The average brand rating for Pentax is 85.23% based on 3,533 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Olympus is 85% based on 7,126 reviews.
Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
Olympus

85

85

Based on 7,126 reviews
Pentax

85

85

Based on 3,533 reviews

Avhub.com.au Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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If you were more in love with the E-M5's mind than its body, now you can have much the same set of capabilities repackaged in a compact-style camera. So much has happened since Olympus kicked off the whole mirrorless thing with the E-P1, it's easy to...
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May 2014
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After the takeover of Pentax's camera business by Ricoh there was a lot of speculation about what might emerge from the new entity. Ricoh expressly stated that it wanted Pentax for its expertise in D-SLRs with the implication being that it wanted its...
Anybody looking for an affordable D-SLR primarily for still photography will find it hard to go past Pentax's K-30. It offers an unrivalled range of features and functions in its price category topped by the weather-proofed body and ?big camera' item...
May 2014

DP Review Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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Entry-level mirrorless cameras provide a nice middle ground between fixed-lens point-and-shoots and lower-end DSLRs. It's an ever-growing category with options for photographers of varying skill level and intentions. The common factors in this class ...
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Nov 2013
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1. Introduction2. Specifications3. Body and Design4. Body and Design5. Handling6. Liveview & Displays7. Menus8. Menus9. Menus10. Features11. Performance12. Noise & Noise Reduction13. Dynamic Range14. Resolution15. Raw mode16. Image Quality Tests17. M...
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Good detail at low sensitivities (even better in RAW)
Very good high ISO image quality, good detail up to high sensitivities
Exceptionally low shadow noise in RAW files at low ISOs
Responsive operation
6 fps and good burst size in continuous shooting
Good build-quality with weather-sealed body, Thought-out user interface with useful TAv and SV modes
Large, bright viewfinder with 100 cove
Lower JPEG highlight DR than competitors (without Highlight Correction activated)
Live view exposure simulation has very limited range
No external mic-socket
No dedicated video button
No stills capture in video mode
Focus-peaking not available in video mode
No HDMI port
Poor battery life compared to its peers
We really liked the Pentax K-5 when we reviewed the camera in December 2010 and the K-30 comes with a sensor and imaging pipeline that are very similar to its bigger brother's and many of its features - at a considerably more attractive price point. ...
Jan 2006

Expert Reviews Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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There's an accessory shoe that accepts not just external flashguns but also an electronic viewfinder, microphone input, Bluetooth dongle (for wireless photo transfers to Android devices) and even a pair of macro LED lamps on flexible arms. There's a ...
Exceptional performance and high image quality, but the controls could be more elegant......
Aug 2013
Best
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Pentax has produced a string of superb consumer SLRs in recent years, and the K-30 raises the bar yet again. Its price puts it in direct competition with the Canon EOS 650D , but various features position it closer to more expensive cameras such as t...
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An extremely capable all-rounder, and aggressively priced to boot......
Oct 2012

Imaging Resource.com Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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The Olympus E-PL5 retains the tilting 3-inch LCD screen, though the new design tilts upward 170 degrees to face forward for self-portraits. Note the deeper notch in the top of the LCD to better fit over the hot shoe. All the rest of the buttons are t...
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May 2013
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Nov 2012

Digitaltrends.com Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
Best
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Olympus PEN E-PM2 information: Although we tested both the Olympus PEN E-PM2 and the PEN E-PL5 , the review below is based on our time spent with E-PL5. Both cameras are near identical in features and performance, and the observations made also apply...
Fast autofocusing system
Takes very good photos
Special effects and filters allow you to take fun pictures
A slightly more affordable option to the similar EP 5
Requires playing around to learn features and settings
Lens is a bit big on what is otherwise a compact camera
LCD real estate is eaten up by the menu options
Both cameras performed well and gave us crisp, focused photos. We were finding it difficult to justify the $100 to spring for the E-PL5 over the E-PM2. But then we started tilting the screen out to review photos or framing the best angle for a shot, ...
Feb 2013
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We know retro is all the rage in camera design but luckily those ?oldies? like the Fujifilm X100S are stuffed with the latest technology. The Pentax K-30 ($750 with kit lens) is also a bit retro looking and has some cool advances, but what it lacks m...
Decent stills with enough light
Quick response 6 fps)
Topnotch screen
Weatherresistance construction
Poor video quality
Very noisy mechanical operation
No HDMI out
Poor flash results
If you can get past the lack of an HDMI-out and mediocre video, the K-30 is an okay DSLR, especially for someone with a collection of Pentax lenses. But to be honest, this camera is in no-man's land. It doesn't have all the features of an enthusiast ...
Apr 2013

Steve's Digicams Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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In late 2012, Olympus announced two Micro Four Thirds PEN series cameras, the "Mini" E-PM2 and the "Lite" E-PL5. Spec-wise, both cameras are virtually identical, and we'll get to that in a moment, but let's start out with why they're different and ho...
By Kyle Schurman The first Micro Four Thirds system camera was a Panasonic model released in 2008. Olympus soon followed with the first of its revamped PEN family of cameras, called the PEN E-P1, introduced in 2009. These interchangeable lens cameras...
Feb 2013
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For 2012, PENTAX has added a new mid-level dSLR to their popular K-series; the K-30. While I wouldn't recommend taking one of these underwater, the K-30 has been designed with over 80 weather-resistant body seals to make the camera hold up in wet, du...
The Pentax K-30 feels good in the hand. Its handgrip is deep yet not wide, and allows you to get a firm grasp on the body while still being able to move your right thumb over a variety of buttons on the back panel. Included in the controls are two di...
Aug 2012

PC Advisor.co.uk Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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The Olympus PEN E-PL5 shares the same 16-megapixel sensor and processing engine as its big brother, the OM-D E-M5. But it houses those electronics in a smaller, lighter, and less expensive package. And that alone should earn consideration for this ha...
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Feb 2013
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Pentax has created an ecosystem of rugged, weather-resistant DSLRs and lenses. The new Pentax K-30 fills a particular niche, as an affordable, versatile camera that you can take just about anywhere. With its weather-sealed, dustproof, coldproof const...
The Pentax K-30 is an excellent DSLR choice for adventure photographers and creatives who will appreciate its in-camera effects. For most outdoor situations, the 18-135mm zoom provides plenty of width and reach, yet doesn't add much weight to the ove...
Jan 2013

Digitalcameraworld.com Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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Does the latest PEN Mini follow in the footsteps of its well-regarded sibling, the Olympus PEN E-PL5 ? Find out how our testing team rates it in our Olympus E-PM2 review video.Olympus launched the PEN Mini E-PM2 and the PEN Lite E-PL5 at Photokina 20...
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Feb 2013
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Our testing team has had their hands on the recently announced Pentax K-30 and put the camera through their rigorous regime of lab and field tests. They've posted their full, scientific Pentax K-30 review over on our sister site TechRadar . So go the...
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Jul 2012

What Digital Camera Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
Best
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G1 may have been the first CSC, it was the Olympus PEN E-P1 that really sparked interest in this new system among photographe..." class="text" style="width:270px;">While http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/micros....
At first glance, the E-PL5 seems nothing more than a tweak to the E-PL3, but while it may look similar, the E-PL5 feels like a completely different camera underneath. This is in no small part due to the rather impressive 16.1MP sensor borrowed from t...
Jan 2013
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Pentax's release of the K-30 has come at a testing time for DSLR manufacturers. To keep the mid-range area of the market thriving, we've seen many manufacturers turning to their more advanced models for ideas of ways to attract new consumers to their...
Weather Sealing, build quality, handling, image quality
Speed of focusing in Live View, small battery, fixed screen, lack of continuous AF for HD video
For a mid-price DSLR, the K30 certainly offers a lot. The sensor has been adopted from previous models, but this is a wise move by Pentax as the 16.3Mp CMOS chip certainly delivers impressive results. The AF system is starting to show its age a littl...
Jul 2012

Photoreview.com.au Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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The release of the Olympus PEN E-PM2 in November 2012 updates the E-PM1 , which we reviewed in November 2011. Like its predecessor, the E-PM2 is designed for snapshooters but it comes with the same 16.1-megapixel sensor and TruePic VI processor as th...
The E-PM2 is a nice little camera for snapshooters making their first foray into interchangeable-lens photography. However, it won't encourage them to develop their photographic skills and understanding because it is simply too difficult to access an...
Jan 2013
Best
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Pentax has replaced its entry-level K-r model with the new ? and decidedly superior ? K-30, which features a tried-and-proven 16.3-megapixel, APS-C-sized CMOS sensor inside a weather-sealed plastic body. The new camera's design shows the influence of...
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The K-30 merits its Editor's Choice rating for both its imaging performance and for the generous level of features it provides at an affordable price tag. It's an excellent camera for photo enthusiasts. The weather-sealed body is a genuine bonus; add...
Aug 2012

T3.com Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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Offering the power of a DSLR within the dimensions of a near pocket compact, the maker's latest retro-styled compact system camera arrives in the Olympus E-PL5, also known as the 'Pen Lite'. It's the direct successor to last summer's....
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Jan 2013
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As it replaces the K-r , the Pentax K-30 joins the Pentax K-5 in the brand's two-camera SLR line-up as the entry-level model. Consequently it is thrown into the fray to compete with the likes of the Canon EOS 1100D , Canon 600D and the new touchy-fee...
Weatherproof sealing
Detailrich images
Fun digital filters
No custom menu
Can't use filters in raw mode
Noisy, slow AF with kit lens
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Jun 2012

Digital Versus Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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The Pen E-PL5 is Olympus' latest venture into the world of interchangeable lens compacts, bringing a few minor changes on the outside and a major shake-up on the inside. In....
With the Pen E-PL5, Olympus is almost replacing the E-P3 as much as the E-PL3. It's a mirrorless camera that takes very good-quality pictures and offers high-end performances. This latest addition to the Pen family is therefore well positioned to suc...
Dec 2012
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As with other Pentax SLRs, each time you change mode, the K-30 displays a kind of reminder screen, telling you what each button does (RAW, AE-L, Green) and what the settings wheels do in the mode you just switched to.One great thing?that may not soun...
Weatherresistant, big viewfinder, two settings wheels
Highend image quality (with goodquality lenses)
Mechanical stabilisation works with all lenses, even in video mode
Interface
Advanced customisation options
Can run on internal battery or AA batteries
No rubber thumbrest (comfort is debatable)
Live View is still slow
DA L 1855 mm lens can vary in quality from one model to another
Shutter release is noisy
Limited video mode
No continuous autofocus, mono sound
AA battery adapter is an optional extra
The Pentax K-30 is basically a pared-down version of the K-5 SLR, with which it shares plenty of basic specs (except its shutter, which is much noisier). Picture quality and general handling are very good, and the K-30 offers plenty of exclusive extr...
Aug 2012

Ephotozine Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 is the latest compact Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus, sitting above the , it features the 16 megapixel sensor from the top of the range released earlier this year, as well as a tilting 3 inch touch screen.Olympus PE...
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The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 features an updated tilting 3inch touch screen, with better handling than the previous Lite E-PL3 . The camera doesn't feature a panoramic mode, but does include a built in HDR bracketing mode, although unfortunately this d...
Dec 2012
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It's been nearly 2 years since the last new Digital SLR introduced by Pentax, with the announced in September 2010, and since then, a lot has happened. Pentax was sold by HOYA to Ricoh to become Pentax RICOH Imaging. Pentax also announced and release...
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Excellent colour
Adobe DNG RAW files
Low noise
Weather sealed
Shake Reduction
6fps continuous shooting
Improved video recording
Can take AA batteries (with adapter)
Focus peaking available in live-view
Good price for weather sealed DSLR
Pentax K
Lacks HDMI out Mic socket
Difficult to remove memory card
Tethering not possible
Slow live view focusing
The Pentax K-30 offers a vast array of features including 6fps continuous shooting, built-in HDR creation, electronic level, and a weather sealed and compact Digital SLR body, all for a very reasonable price, making it the cheapest weather sealed Di...
Jul 2012

Digitalcamerareview.com Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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The E-PL5 retains a very high end point-and-shoot-eqsue style of camera body but adds a touch of retro appeal to its exterior. It makes maximum use of the real estate by including direct control buttons where it can but without adding too many to ove...
The Olympus E-PL5 has a lot going for it: great image quality, quick controls, a lightweight body, a large screen, fast focusing, and does it all at a pretty great price tag. The camera will be one that both beginners and enthusiasts will be able to ...
Dec 2012
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The K-30 fits the modern template for a DSLR, featuring a pronounced and sculpted handgrip on the right front of the body, which is topped with an elongated housing containing the viewfinder and built-in flash. Dimensionally, the K-30 body comes in t...
Very good still image quality
Good continuous shooting speed and buffer capacity for JPEGs
Weather resistant
Inbody stabilization
No continuous AF during video capture
Video on the slow side to initiate
Might be too small for large hands
With a feature set commensurate with its designation by Pentax as a mid-level DSLR, the K-30 is nevertheless the current entry-level model in the Pentax line. It's a short line to be sure, consisting of the K-30 and the K-5II/s. The K-5 is still avai...
Mar 2013

Pocket Lint Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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There's a lot of choice in Olympus's Pen range. The E-PM2, also known as the Pen Mini, is the baby, and smallest, model of the company's compact system camera range. But small size doesn't mean small features; like both the E-PL5 and even top-tier OM...
Affordable, good image quality, fast single autofocus, art filters have plenty of use, touchscreen, hotshoe and accessory port
Kit lens is a bit soft, no built-in flash, front grip is plasticky, few function buttons, can't use included flash and optional electronic viewfinder together, continuous autofocus not up to scratch
A solid compact system camera, the E-PM2 succeeds in improving on its E-PM1 predecessor across the board. Image quality is good, though a more premium lens will get the most out of the camera. We're definitely fans of the E-PM2, but its the all-round...
Dec 2012
Best
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We love new tech here at Pocket-lint, but sometimes companies can get a little carried away. Take Pentax: its Q system confounded and the K-01, despite its great image quality, just lacked sense. What with so many decent competitor cameras making it ...
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Decent image quality, weather-sealed body, li-ion or AA batteries (later via adapter) options, lots on offer for the price, plenty of Pentax K-mount lenses available, lens-based stabilisation works wi
6fps is fast and paired with ca
6fps is fast and paired with capab
Slow autofocus system compared to near-price competitors, included li-ion battery could be longer-lasting
AA battery holder comes at extra cost
The Pentax K-30 is a true return to form. The tough, rugged DSLR produces great images and is affordable too. Its only shortcoming is a relatively slow autofocus system that won't match up to the likes of the Canon EOS 650D or Sony Alpha A65. Apart f...
Aug 2012

Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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There have been 24 Panasonic and Olympus micro four thirds system cameras since Panasonic launched the first of its type, the Lumix DMC-G1, in 2008. The compact size of both the cameras and their lenses has made the system extremely popular, particul...
Like the Olympus Pen E-PM2, I was impressed with the Pen E-PL5. The camera is well built, straightforward to use and full of features for enthusiast photographers, particularly those who want a pocketable system camera for documentary or travel photo...
Dec 2012
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Pentaxs range of interchangeable-lens cameras of the past year have all demonstrated bold design ideas. The Pentax Q is the smallest interchangeable-lens camera currently available, while the K-01 is the only compact system camera to use an existing ...
Using the Pentax K-30 is particularly enjoyable. I would not hesitate to take the camera out in adverse weather and most key exposure controls are quick to access and make adjustments. I find the multi-segment metering a little unpredictable, though,...
Aug 2012

Dpexpert.com.au Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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REVIEW?OLYMPUS PEN E-PL5 compact system camera] by terry on 23 November 2012 Price: $750 with 14-42mm lens The good gets better THE LOW-DOWN: This 16 megapixel camera uses the same sensor as the OMD E-M5, which means good low light, low noise perfo....
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Nov 2012
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1000 with Pentax 18?55mm lensPhotographer's joyThis 16 megapixel DSLR uses and in some cases improves on the technology of the excellent K-5. The handsome, ergonomically fine body is polycarbonate over stainless steel and is weather sealed and freeze...
The price suggests "entry level" but the features belong in an upper specified DSLR
The 30 feels good in the hand due to its prominent grip and nicely rubberised feel
The rugged body and weather sealing mean it can withstand rough treatment
Image qual
The noisy autofocus mechanism is cheap
We've said it before and we will no doubt say it again, Pentax DSLRs are designed by photographers, not by marketing departments. The lovely K-......
Aug 2012

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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The Olympus E-PM2 (also known as the Olympus PEN Mini) is a new entry-level compact system camera. Featuring the same 16-megapixel ?Live MOS? sensor and TruePic VI image processor as the flagship Olympus OM-D E-M5, the E-PM2 also sports a slim, styli...
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Nov 2012
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The Pentax K-30 is that most unfashionable thing - a mid-range DSLR camera. But don't run away just yet - it's also the most affordable weather-sealed DSLR on the market, with a long list of desirable features to boot. Read our expert Pentax K-30 rev...
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It's refreshing to see Pentax deliver what they do best: an excellent DSLR camera that delivers a lot of features and performance without breaking the bank. We've always had a soft spot for Pentax DSLRs and the new K-30 is no different, clearly build...
Aug 2012

Gizmodo.com.au Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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Olympus has seen great success in the mirrorless camera world with its PEN series. The line's latest iteration is the E-PL5, a micro four thirds camera that shares a few details with its more expensive brother, the OMD-EM5. It shoots beautifully ? wh...
The saving grace for this camera is the stellar image quality and focus system. If you can get over general usability issues and want a top-notch compact performer for your micro four thirds lenses, the PL5 is a good choice......
Nov 2012
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We've been excited about the rugged Pentax K-30 since we first saw the weather-sealed body. It's much better built than other DSLRs in the $US1000 range. But can its photos and videos hold up?A tough, low-to-midrange DSLR with a 16.3-megapixel, APS-C...
Maybe, especially if you're planning to wander into a hurricane or a blizzard. (That's probably a bad idea, and even if you're going to do it, you should bring something that shoots better video.)......
Aug 2012

Gizmodo.in Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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Olympus has seen great success in the mirrorless camera world with its PEN series. The line's latest iteration is the E-PL5, a micro 4/3 camera that shares a few details with its more expensive brother, the OMD-EM5. It shoots beautifully?what's the c...
The saving grace for this camera is the stellar image quality and focus system. If you can get over general usability issues and want a top-notch compact performer for your micro 4/3 lenses, the PL5 is a good choice.However, keep a few things in mind...
Nov 2012
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A DSLR camera in the $1,000 range isn't usually as quick and rugged Pentax K-30. That solid performance inside a well-built shell has had us excited since we first got our hands on its weather-sealed body. This camera is clearly the competitor to Can...
Maybe, especially if youre planning to wander into a hurricane or a blizzard. (Thats probably a bad idea, and even if youre going to do it, you should bring something that shoots better video.)This cameras image quality is impressive. It shot still p...
Aug 2012

PC Mag Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 ($699.99 direct with lens) is the mid-level entry in the company's line of compact Micro Four Thirds cameras. It's a bit bigger than the PEN E-PM2, but doesn't quite have the advanced control layout found in the PEN....
The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 delivers the performance of the top-end Olympus OM-D E-M5 in a smaller package and at a fraction of the price....
Nov 2012
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The Pentax K-30 ($899.95 with 18-55mm lens) has a lot of features that are common in more expensive D-SLR cameras that have all but vanished from the sub-$1,000 price point. It uses a glass pentaprism viewfinder, can fire off photos at 5.2 frame......
Large pentaprism viewfinder
Weather-sealed body
5.2fps burst shooting
Excellent control layout
Very customizable
Sharp kit lens
In-body shake reduction
Very good high ISO performance
Fixed rear LCD
No mic input
Slow to focus when recording video
Standard kit lens is not weather sealed
The Pentax K-30 is weather sealed D-SLR with a large pentaprism viewfinder. It shoots at 5.2 frames per second, does well in low light, and ships with a sharp kit lens......
Jun 2012

Techradar Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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Olympus has refreshed its PEN lineup of compact system cameras, with two new introductions to sit in the middle and at the bottom of the lineup. The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 uses the same 16.1 million pixel image sensor as the highly regarded Olympus O...
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The incredibly wide range of compatible Micro Four Thirds lenses now available on the market - aside from Olympus' own optics, don't forget there's also Panasonic lenses and third party manufacturers such as Sigma producing lenses - make any c....
Oct 2012
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One of the benefits to photographers of Canon and Nikon being so dominant in the market is that other companies like Pentax have to think a little bit harder to offer prospective buyers something different. In several cases this has resulted in manuf...
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Weather, sealed body
Stabilised sensor
Detail, rich images
Li, ion or AA batteries
Slow AF with 18
55mm lens
No external mic port
The fact that the body is weather-proofed is a huge bonus as one of the main reasons why cameras area sent for repair is water damage. Of course to get the full benefit of the K-30's weatherproofing it needs to be matched with one of Pentax's WR (Wea...
Jul 2012

Techradar.com/au/ Review Score

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
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Olympus has refreshed its PEN lineup of compact system cameras, with two new introductions to sit in the middle and at the bottom of the lineup.The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 uses the same 16.1 million pixel image sensor as the highly regarded Olympus OM...
Tilting screen
OMD sensor
Large lens range
Not an articulating screen
Buying Guide Best compact system camera 2012 When the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 was announced, we were very excited about getting it in to test it properly. The Olympus OM-D was a very good camera, and to see the same technology in a smaller and lighter...
Oct 2012
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One of the benefits to photographers of Canon and Nikon being so dominant in the market is that other companies like Pentax have to think a little bit harder to offer prospective buyers something different.In several cases this has resulted in manufa...
Weathersealed body
Stabilised sensor
Detailrich images
Liion or AA batteries
Slow AF with 1855mm lens
No external mic port
The fact that the body is weather-proofed is a huge bonus as one of the main reasons why cameras area sent for repair is water damage. Of course to get the full benefit of the K-30's weatherproofing it needs to be matched with one of Pentax's WR (Wea...
Jul 2012

Date Released

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
56 months old Best 60 months old

Key Features

Megapixels

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Weight

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Review Analysis

Product Quality

Reviewers of the Olympus PEN E-PM2 thought the product quality was excellent, and thought the Pentax K-30 product quality was good.
Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
  • Image quality is good, though a more premium lens will get the most out of the camera…
    Pocket-lint.com - December 2012
  • Great image quality, quick controls…
  • It produced poor quality results in low light…
    Grover Netzer - July 2014
  • The availability of fast prime lenses, allows even better quality results, although this does come at a cost…
    Grover Netzer - July 2014
  • The photo quality is superb…
    John McPhilemy - April 2014
  • Light, picture quality is superb, camera fits nicely in the hand…
    IAN .F .DIXON - November 2013
  • Its a great camera, high quality, easy to use…
    IAN .F .DIXON - November 2013
  • The picture quality is amazing…
    Chris Mac - July 2013
  • Overall, screen, mounting system, buttons and everything feels solid and high quality…
    G. - May 2014
  • Otherwise, very respectable image quality…
    G. - May 2014
  • You can enjoy excellent quality images with this…
    Techmagnifier.com - August 2012
  • It combines a good feature set with superb image quality…
    Cultofmac.com - September 2012
  • + Two wheels for settings, this makes manual changes to the settings very comfortable + Very good build quality…
    Amazon Customer - September 2012
  • The build quality felt really cheap…
    BWFC77 "Dave" - October 2012
  • It has an amazing construction quality and good grip, image quality is one of the best out there at this price range…
    Bruno Pereira - January 2013
  • Weather sealed and great build quality…
    G. P. Dodds - November 2012
  • The overriding benefit is the truly excellent image quality…
    Chippy Minton - September 2012
  • It has excellent image quality and produces very little noise even in low light conditions…
    Sinoyak - January 2013
  • Feels like a real quality product…
    Sinoyak - January 2013
  • The image quality is excellent…
    Craig - December 2013
  • Size and Weight

    Reviews for the Olympus PEN E-PM2 mention that size and weight was very good, but reviews for the Pentax K-30 mention that size and weight was only average.
    Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
  • Smallest, model of the company's compact system camera range.
    Pocket-lint.com - December 2012
  • A solid compact system camera…
    Pocket-lint.com - December 2012
  • To see the same technology in a smaller and lighter body…
    Techradar.com/au/ - October 2012
  • The major selling point of micro four thirds compact system cameras is their size…
  • A lightweight body…
  • The compact size of both the cameras…
  • Was looking for an upgrade from my point and shoot compact…
    John McPhilemy - April 2014
  • Kit lens is light and compact…
    G. - May 2014
  • Small body is very nice looking and compact…
    G. - May 2014
  • It certainly is a good camera and an upgrade from a basic compact camera.
    Norman - June 2014
  • £599 (body only) Effective resolution…
  • The handsome, ergonomically fine body is polycarbonate over stainless steel…
    Dpexpert.com.au - August 2012
  • Allows you to get a firm grasp on the body while still being able to move your right thumb over a variety of buttons on the back panel…
    Steves-digicams.com - August 2012
  • It has an amazing construction quality and good grip, image quality is one of the best out there at this price range…
    Bruno Pereira - January 2013
  • Please be aware that this camera, even with the 18-55 kit, is not a travel compact camera…
    Split-Pea Soup - September 2012
  • A couple of days with a compact system camera…
    Ash - May 2013
  • Changed from a digital compact camera difference is night…
  • Robustness

    Reviewers of the Olympus PEN E-PM2 thought the robustness was excellent, and thought the Pentax K-30 robustness was very good.
    Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
  • A solid compact system camera…
    Pocket-lint.com - December 2012
  • Build Very sturdy feeling, so far (2 weeks) no sign of flimsy except on the lenses which have give on the barrel…
    G. - May 2014
  • Overall, screen, mounting system, buttons and everything feels solid and high quality…
    G. - May 2014
  • The camera came with a standard box with solid packaging…
    Scorpion Scribbler - August 2014
  • The fact that the body is weather-proofed is a huge bonus as one of the main reasons why cameras area sent for repair is water damage…
    Techradar.com - July 2012
  • The handsome, ergonomically fine body is polycarbonate over stainless steel and is weather sealed and freeze pro…
    Dpexpert.com.au - August 2012
  • + Two wheels for settings, this makes manual changes to the settings very comfortable + Very good build quality…
    Amazon Customer - September 2012
  • The build quality felt really cheap…
    BWFC77 "Dave" - October 2012
  • It has an amazing construction quality and good grip, image quality is one of the best out there at this price range…
    Bruno Pereira - January 2013
  • Solid feel and reassuring weight with excellent grip which should suit all…
    Tranran - September 2015
  • As long as you use the built in noise reduction…
    Mr. R. W. Stringer - August 2013
  • It is weather sealed and has a large bright viewfinder giving 100% coverage…
    Archie - June 2013
  • Weather sealed and great build quality…
    G. P. Dodds - November 2012
  • Think this is a good solid buy and recommend it…
    Emma Clarke - April 2013
  • Lens System

    Reviewers thought the lens system of both the Pentax K-30 and the Olympus PEN E-PM2 was excellent.
    Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
  • A large screen, fast focusing…
  • The kits lens works fine for daily use…
    LucasO - April 2013
  • This is superb little camera with fast focusing and shutter operation…
    Jas - July 2014
  • Auto focus is supersonic…
    Bobstevens - June 2015
  • The lens is not that great either…
    Norman - June 2014
  • Ships with a sharp kit lens…
    Pcmag.com - June 2012
  • The limited pancake lens is stunningly amazing.
    Split-Pea Soup - September 2012
  • The kit lens is not…
    Craig - December 2013
  • Picture quality is excellent though nowadays you are more often than not limited by the lens you use rather than the camera (not to mention your own skill…
    Neoguri - August 2013
  • Unfortunately the lens cap isn't attached in any way which, for me at least, means that it will could be easily lost…
    Ash - May 2013
  • The lens isn't weatherproof…
    Tim - May 2013
  • The camera's focusing system is excellent, fast…
    Dr. Peter Davies - April 2013
  • Design

    Reviewers thought the design of both the Olympus PEN E-PM2 and the Pentax K-30 was average.
    Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
  • The controls could be more elegant…
    Expertreviews.co.uk - August 2013
  • Stylish camera designs, with clearly labelled functions…
  • Although we had some issues with the camera's ergonomics and menu system…
    reviewed.com - March 2013
  • It shoots beautifully — what's…
    Gizmodo.com.au - November 2012
  • Does it all at a pretty great price tag…
  • Adds a touch of retro appeal to its exterior…
  • Small body is very nice looking and compact…
    G. - May 2014
  • The design is great and it is so is so compact…
    Toby Willis - March 2013
  • The handsome, ergonomically fine body is polycarbonate over stainless steel…
    Dpexpert.com.au - August 2012
  • It has two control wheels and good ergonomics…
    Archie - June 2013
  • This camera is pretty easy to use, even for beginners…
    Tim - May 2013
  • Price

    Reviewers thought the Olympus PEN E-PM2 price was excellent, and thought the Pentax K-30 price was very good.
    Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
  • Less expensive package…
    Pcadvisor.co.uk - February 2013
  • Does it all at a pretty great price tag…
  • The kit lenses are very good considering their price point.
    Zak1 - December 2013
  • It is not a fault of the camera, just an accessory that really can't be on a camera this good, at this price point…
    Zak1 - December 2013
  • A reasonable price…
    Cultofmac.com - September 2012
  • This camera and two lenses set is pretty much all you need and is great value for money…
    Brian - October 2015
  • The functionality is mostly intuitive and the 16 MP are definitely worth the price…
  • Is very EXPENSIVE to repair…
    L. Topp - August 2016
  • Best kit at this price today…
    Split-Pea Soup - September 2012
  • A great camera at an incredible price…
    Now Seriously - December 2012
  • So is the price, however worth every penny…
    Split-Pea Soup - September 2012
  • Good, Fast, Cheap…
    Mark Baker - January 2013
  • They say that in the real world, you can only choose two from the three options of good, fast and cheap…
    Mark Baker - January 2013
  • Great Value…
    Ashley. J - November 2012
  • Ease of Use

    Reviewers thought the Pentax K-30 ease of use was excellent, and thought the Olympus PEN E-PM2 ease of use was very good.
    Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
  • The controls could be more elegant…
    Expertreviews.co.uk - August 2013
  • Boys) when it comes to handling expensive electronics…
    Dpreview.com - June 2013
  • Doesn't quite have the advanced control layout found in the PEN…
    PC Mag - November 2012
  • Its a great camera, high quality, easy to use…
    IAN .F .DIXON - November 2013
  • Handling Quite easy to hold with one hand, feels like a slightly bulkier point…
    G. - May 2014
  • Nothing that can't be fixed with better settings, steadier hold…
    G. - May 2014
  • It transforms this great little camera into an even better, easier to use tool for taking extremely usable images…
    Wontolla - June 2014
  • A super control panel is available.
    Zak1 - December 2013
  • Picture quality and general handling are very good…
    Digitalversus.com - August 2012
  • + Two wheels for settings, this makes manual changes to the settings very comfortable + Very good build quality…
    Amazon Customer - September 2012
  • Easy to use…
    Sera B - January 2013
  • Went out to take some great night shots! Everything is in working order and it is really easy to use…
    Shane - February 2013
  • Its so easy to use that the kids are always nicking it…
    Brian - October 2015
  • The functionality is mostly intuitive and the 16 MP are definitely worth the price…
  • The menus are great - clear…
  • It has two control wheels and good ergonomics…
    Archie - June 2013
  • There is a good menu system that's quite quick to navigate…
    Emma Clarke - April 2013
  • She was delighted with how easy it was to use…
  • Picture Quality

    Reviewers of the Olympus PEN E-PM2 thought the picture quality was very good, and thought the Pentax K-30 picture quality was good.
    Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
  • Both cameras performed well and gave us crisp, focused photos…
    Digitaltrends.com - February 2013
  • Then we started tilting the screen out to review photos or framing the best angle for a shot.
    Digitaltrends.com - February 2013
  • Image quality is good, though a more premium lens will get the most out of the camera…
    Pocket-lint.com - December 2012
  • This new sensor delivers quality images combined with a speedy performance…
    Neocamera.com - September 2012
  • Great image quality, quick controls…
  • It produced poor quality results in low light…
    Grover Netzer - July 2014
  • The automatic mode along with its Live Guide options will get you some excellent pictures with minimum fuss…
  • The first is low light quality…
    Grover Netzer - July 2014
  • The photo quality is superb…
    John McPhilemy - April 2014
  • Light, picture quality is superb, camera fits nicely in the hand…
    IAN .F .DIXON - November 2013
  • You can enjoy excellent quality images with this…
    Techmagnifier.com - August 2012
  • It combines a good feature set with superb image quality…
    Cultofmac.com - September 2012
  • £599 (body only) Effective resolution…
  • It's an excellent camera for photo enthusiasts…
    Photoreview.com.au - August 2012
  • It wasn't one bad pixel or even one line of bad pixels.
    Davide - November 2012
  • It has an amazing construction quality and good grip, image quality is one of the best out there at this price range…
    Bruno Pereira - January 2013
  • Great for manual photography…
    Steve Davis - April 2013
  • The overriding benefit is the truly excellent image quality…
    Chippy Minton - September 2012
  • Immediately go back to shooting mode…
  • Makes amazingly good pictures from a wide range of conditions…
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Picture Quality Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    Camera Type
    SLR
     SLR
    SLR
     SLR
    Still Image Resolution
    1728 x 1152
     1728 x 1152
    1728 x 1152
     1728 x 1152
    Maximum Image Resolution
    4928 x 3264
     4928 x 3264
    4928 x 3264
     4928 x 3264
    Megapixels 16.5MP
    BEST
    16.28MP
    Sensor Type
    CMOS
     CMOS
    CMOS
     CMOS
    Image Formats Supported
    EXIF JPG
    RAW
     EXIF
     JPG
     RAW
    EXIF JPG
    RAW
     EXIF
     JPG
     RAW
    Image Sensor Size (W X H) 17.3 X 13 23.7 X 15.7
    Total Megapixels 17.2MP
    BEST
    16.49MP
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    16:9 3:2
    3:4 4:3
     16:9
     3:2
     3:4
     4:3
    16:9 3:2
    3:4 4:3
     16:9
     3:2
     3:4
     4:3
     
     
     
    Lens System Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    Optical Zoom Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Minimum Aperture Number Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Maximum Aperture Number Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Aspherical Lens Depends on lens Unknown - Click to provide data
    Focal Length Range (F-F) Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Lens Structure (Elements/groups) Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Diaphragm Blade Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Filter Size Depends on lens Depends on lens
     
     
     
    Focusing Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Continuous Auto Focus Face Detection
    Face Tracking Single Auto Focus
    Tracking Auto Focus Multi Point Auto Focus
    Selective Auto Focus Spot Auto Focus
     Continuous Auto Focus
     Face Detection
     Face Tracking
     Single Auto Focus
     Tracking Auto Focus
     Multi Point Auto Focus
     Selective Auto Focus
     Spot Auto Focus
    Continuous Auto Focus Face Detection
    Face Tracking Single Auto Focus
    Tracking Auto Focus Multi Point Auto Focus
    Selective Auto Focus Spot Auto Focus
     Continuous Auto Focus
     Face Detection
     Face Tracking
     Single Auto Focus
     Tracking Auto Focus
     Multi Point Auto Focus
     Selective Auto Focus
     Spot Auto Focus
    Auto Focus (AF) Points 35
    BEST
    11
    Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
    Auto Manual
     Auto
     Manual
    Auto Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    ISO Sensitivity
    200 400
    800 Auto
    100 125
    160 250
    320 500
    640
     200
     400
     800
     Auto
     100
     125
     160
     250
     320
     500
     640
    200 400
    800 Auto
    100 125
    160 250
    320 500
    640
     200
     400
     800
     Auto
     100
     125
     160
     250
     320
     500
     640
    Light Exposure Modes
    Aperture Priority AE Auto
    Manual Shutter Priority AE
    Shutter Priori
     Aperture Priority AE
     Auto
     Manual
     Shutter Priority AE
     Shutter Priori
    Aperture Priority AE Auto
    Manual Shutter Priority AE
    Shutter Priori
     Aperture Priority AE
     Auto
     Manual
     Shutter Priority AE
     Shutter Priori
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity 25,600 25,600
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity 200 100
    BEST
    Light Metering
    Centre-Weighted Spot
    Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
     Centre-Weighted
     Spot
     Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
    Centre-Weighted Spot
    Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
     Centre-Weighted
     Spot
     Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
    Light Exposure Correction
    ± 5EV (1 / 2EV Step)
     ± 5EV (1 / 2EV Step)
    ± 5EV (1 / 2EV Step)
     ± 5EV (1 / 2EV Step)
    Light Exposure Control
    Program AE
     Program AE
    Program AE
     Program AE
     
     
     
    Shutter Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    Camera Shutter Speed 1s
    BEST
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60s
    BEST
    30s
    Shutter Speed Settings
    B
     B
    B
     B
    Camera Shutter Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Flash Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    Flash Modes
    Auto Fill-in
    Flash Off Manual
    Red-Eye Reduction Second Curtain Synchro
    Slow Synchronization
     Auto
     Fill-in
     Flash Off
     Manual
     Red-Eye Reduction
     Second Curtain Synchro
     Slow Synchronization
    Auto Fill-in
    Flash Off Manual
    Red-Eye Reduction Second Curtain Synchro
    Slow Synchronization
     Auto
     Fill-in
     Flash Off
     Manual
     Red-Eye Reduction
     Second Curtain Synchro
     Slow Synchronization
    Flash Guide Number 10meters 12meters
    BEST
    Flash Sync-Speed 1s 0.01s
    BEST
    Flash Exposure Correction
    ±1EV (1 / 2 EV Step)
     ±1EV (1 / 2 EV Step)
    ±1EV (1 / 2 EV Step)
     ±1EV (1 / 2 EV Step)
     
     
     
    Video Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    Maximum Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
     1920 x 1080
    1920 x 1080
     1920 x 1080
    Video Resolution
    1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
    640 x 480
     1280 x 720
     1920 x 1080
     640 x 480
    1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
    640 x 480
     1280 x 720
     1920 x 1080
     640 x 480
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30fps 60fps
    BEST
    Video Formats Supported
    AVI H.264
    M-JPEG MOV
    MPEG4
     AVI
     H.264
     M-JPEG
     MOV
     MPEG4
    AVI H.264
    M-JPEG MOV
    MPEG4
     AVI
     H.264
     M-JPEG
     MOV
     MPEG4
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    1280 x 720 1280×720@60fps
    1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     1280×720@60fps
     1920 x 1080
     1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720 1280×720@60fps
    1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     1280×720@60fps
     1920 x 1080
     1920 x 1080
     
     
     
    Audio Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    Audio Formats Supported
    PCM
     PCM
    PCM
     PCM
     
     
     
    Memory Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    Compatible Memory Card
    SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
     SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
    SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
     SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
    Memory Slots Unknown - Click to provide data 1
     
     
     
    Display Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    Display Diagonal 3" 3"
    Field of View 100% 100%
    Display Resolution 460,000 Pixels 921,000 Pixels
    BEST
    Display
    LCD
     LCD
    LCD
     LCD
     
     
     
    Viewfinder Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    Magnification Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Viewfinder Type
    Electronic Optical
     Electronic
     Optical
    Electronic Optical
     Electronic
     Optical
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    HDMI Connector Type
    Micro
     Micro
    Micro
     Micro
     
     
     
    Camera Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-30
    White Balance
    Auto Cloudy
    Flash Fluorescent
    Manual Shade
    Sunny Tungsten
    Underwater Custom Modes
    Daylight Fine
    Fluorescent L
     Auto
     Cloudy
     Flash
     Fluorescent
     Manual
     Shade
     Sunny
     Tungsten
     Underwater
     Custom Modes
     Daylight
     Fine
     Fluorescent L
    Auto Cloudy
    Flash Fluorescent
    Manual Shade
    Sunny Tungsten
    Underwater Custom Modes
    Daylight Fine
    Fluorescent L
     Auto
     Cloudy
     Flash
     Fluorescent
     Manual
     Shade
     Sunny
     Tungsten
     Underwater
     Custom Modes
     Daylight
     Fine
     Fluorescent L
    Shooting Modes
    Aperture Priority Auto
    Manual Movie
    Program Scene
    Shutter Priority
     Aperture Priority
     Auto
     Manual
     Movie
     Program
     Scene
     Shutter Priority
    Aperture Priority Auto
    Manual Movie
    Program Scene
    Shutter Priority
     Aperture Priority
     Auto
     Manual
     Movie
     Program
     Scene
     Shutter Priority
    Photo Effects
    Art Black & White
    Muted Neutral
    Sepia Vivid
    Negative Film Pastel
     Art
     Black & White
     Muted
     Neutral
     Sepia
     Vivid
     Negative Film
     Pastel
    Art Black & White
    Muted Neutral
    Sepia Vivid
    Negative Film Pastel
     Art
     Black & White
     Muted
     Neutral
     Sepia
     Vivid
     Negative Film
     Pastel
    Self-Timer Delay 2,12 2,12
    Maximum Playback Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
    Image Quality Adjustment
    Contrast Saturation
    Sharpness
     Contrast
     Saturation
     Sharpness
    Contrast Saturation
    Sharpness
     Contrast
     Saturation
     Sharpness
    Image Editing
    Resizing Trimming
    Crop Rotating
     Resizing
     Trimming
     Crop
     Rotating
    Resizing Trimming
    Crop Rotating
     Resizing
     Trimming
     Crop
     Rotating
    Camera File System
    DCF DPOF 1.1
    Exif 2.2 DPOF
    Exif 2.3 RAW
     DCF
     DPOF 1.1
     Exif 2.2
     DPOF
     Exif 2.3
     RAW
    DCF DPOF 1.1
    Exif 2.2 DPOF
    Exif 2.3 RAW
     DCF
     DPOF 1.1
     Exif 2.2
     DPOF
     Exif 2.3
     RAW
    Camera Playback
    Movie Single Image
    Slide Show Highlights
    Thumbnails
     Movie
     Single Image
     Slide Show
     Highlights
     Thumbnails
    Movie Single Image
    Slide Show Highlights
    Thumbnails
     Movie
     Single Image
     Slide Show
     Highlights
     Thumbnails
    Diopter Adjustment (D-D) Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
    Scene Modes
    Beach Candlelight
    Children Close-Up (Macro)
    Documents Fireworks
    Landscape Night
    Night Portrait Panorama
    Portrait Snow
    Sports Sunset
    Underwater Backlight
    Cuisine Museum
    Pet