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Olympus E-PM1

A 4 year old MILC digital camera with good features but high running costs
MILC 12.3MP 4" 4032 X 3024 Pixels Apr 2013
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Olympus E-PM1 Review

With good features, we have ranked the Olympus E-PM1 number 927 across all digital cameras.
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

Canon digital cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4032 x 3024 pixels image resolution
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Very Good
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Excellent

How Big is the Olympus E-PM1?

The Olympus E-PM1 is 109.5mm wide and 63.7mm tall. It is 34mm deep and weighs g.

Olympus E-PM1 front dimensions

Olympus E-PM1 size in context

Olympus E-PM1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

Based on 6,199 user and expert reviews (including 1,326 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Olympus E-PM1 of only 12.3MP is in the lowest 23% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 4032 X 3024 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Olympus E-PM1 is 4032 x 3024 pixels. That's 23% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Olympus E-PM1's ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800 is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 66% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Olympus E-PM1's camera shutter speed of 0.00025s is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 26% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Olympus digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus E-PM1 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus E-PM1 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Features Album Organization

The Olympus E-PM1 features album organization, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not feature album organization.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus E-PM1 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9". The display diagonal of the Olympus E-PM1 of 3" is in the largest 9% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus E-PM1 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Olympus E-PM1 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Olympus E-PM1 features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus E-PM1 features noise reduction. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus E-PM1 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus E-PM1 features saturation adjustment. 88% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Network Ready

The Olympus E-PM1 is network ready. 99% of digital cameras are not network ready.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Olympus E-PM1 features date imprinting, unlike 93% of cameras which do not feature date imprinting.

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Features Calendar

The Olympus E-PM1 features calendar, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Olympus E-PM1 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Olympus E-PM1 of 1.33" is in the biggest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The image sensor sizes of digital cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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4032 X 3024 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus E-PM1 is 4032 x 3024. That's 23% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 2560 x 1920 and 1024 x 768. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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3D

The Olympus E-PM1 is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x. The digital zoom of the Olympus E-PM1 of 14x is quite big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus E-PM1 has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Olympus E-PM1 has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus E-PM1 features contrast adjustment, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Bluetooth

The Olympus E-PM1 features bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus E-PM1 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Olympus digital camera has been on the market since April 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus v206011vu000, olympus v325010sw000, olympus v206011su000, olympus v206011wu000, olympus v206011bu000, olympus epm1wht1442, olympus penepm1body, olympus epm1pink, olympus w1442mm, EZ-M1415 black, olympus 161mp, olympus epl1s, olympus 1080p, V20601BSE000, v20601cse000, v20601bbe000, V20601EBE000, V20601FNE000, P-202853-2, E-PM1 kit, PEN E-PL7, N3862692, epm1pur

Barcodes:

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