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Olympus PEN E-PM2

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Olympus PEN E-PM2 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Olympus PEN E-PM2 number 198 across all digital cameras and number 198 in best selling cameras.
91
Reviews
20 Reviews + 5 Awards
74
Value for Money
Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
4 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 81%, based on 20 reviews. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com and a "Silver" from DP Review. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality.
The PEN E-PM2 has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Good-looking camera. great-looking photos. \
Get pro standard shots from a camera you can take everywhere. \\it might be miles smaller and more stylish than an SLR camera, but don't be fooled! the e-pm2 still delivers all the incredible optical quality of professional photography, thanks to its powerful sensor and image processor identical to our top OM-D camera.\
\<br> focus & shoot on your touchscreen \
Focus & shoot in a split second all with the tip of your finger. \\the e-pm2 combines one of the fastest autofocus and with a fast-response touchscreen heralding a whole new style of shooting. it lets you focus and shoot in an instant with your fingertip. so you can capture all the perfection of those fleeting moments.\
\<br> expert-proof. beginner-friendly. \
This PEN takes user-friendliness to whole new levels. \\whichever mode you happen to be in, one touch of a button takes you straight to the live guide, where you can get the most of your shots thanks to ingenious features that are more intuitive than ever to use.\
\<br> get arty with your photos! \
Give your shots the wow factor - with 12 art filters & 6 art effects \\take your creativity up a notch with 12 art filters and 6 art effects designed to turn your photos and movies into striking artworks in an instant on your camera screen. play around and you ll be surprised just what visual masterpieces you can create from your photos!\
\<br> meet the best-connected PEN ever! \
Share stills and videos in your social networks wherever you are. \

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 234 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 251 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 248 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £250.61 on Amazon UK 49 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Olympus PEN E-PM2?

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 is 109mm wide and 64.2mm tall. It is 33.8mm deep and weighs 233g.

Olympus PEN E-PM2 front dimensions
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Olympus PEN E-PM2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this camera. This Olympus camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Silver" award from review website DP Review who thought it was very good.

Three additional expert review sites all said that this Olympus digital camera was very good. This Olympus camera received a "Best in Test 5 Star" award from both Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no and it received a "Best in Test" award from Ljudochbild.se.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 20 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Expert Reviews and Techradar this Olympus digital camera has an overall expert rating of 81%.

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Olympus Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 6,556 owner and expert reviews (including 1,442 verified purchases), Olympus has very good ratings for its cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Four people thought the product was able to produce good images.

  • Image quality is good, though a more premium lens will get the most out of the camera…
  • This new sensor delivers quality images combined with a speedy performance…
    Neocamera.com September 2012
  • Then we started tilting the screen out to review photos or framing the best angle for a shot.
    Digitaltrends.com February 2013
  • Both cameras performed well and gave us crisp, focused photos…
    Digitaltrends.com February 2013

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Three people agreed that it was compact.

Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. However at £438.98 it is in the cheapest 47% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Olympus PEN E-PM2 and the United Kingdom price of £438.98 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $390.00 (£540.97).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Olympus released the PEN E-PM2 in October 2013.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the PEN E-PM2 of 16.5MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 30% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The PEN E-PM2's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 92% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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 PEN E-PM2 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Olympus PEN E-PM2's weight of 233g is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 56% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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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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Features Bluetooth

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 features bluetooth, unlike 95% of cameras which do not feature bluetooth.

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Has an HDMI Port

The PEN E-PM2 has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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

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

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The PEN E-PM2 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Supports Live View

The PEN E-PM2 supports live view, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PEN E-PM2 has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus PEN E-PM2 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 10% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The PEN E-PM2 supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The PEN E-PM2 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the PEN E-PM2 is 1024 x 768. That's 73% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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3D

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 is 3D. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus v206021be000, olympus v206021wu020, olympus v206021su020, olympus v206021su000, olympus fbaepm2, olympus epm2

Barcodes:

00050332184206, 00050332184343, 00050332184350, 00050332184367, 00050332420090, 00050332420106, 04017386095663, 04017386214842, 04017386235052, 04017386268050, 04017386419711, 04017386498815, 04017386613461, 04017386809666, 04545350042387, 04545350042394, 04545350042400, 04545350042417, 04545350042455

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