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Olympus PEN E-PM2

£525.48
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A multi award winning MILC camera, perfect for wildlife photography
MILC 16.5MP 3x 4" Oct 2012
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Olympus PEN E-PM2 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Olympus PEN E-PM2 number 43 in best selling cameras and number 284 across all digital cameras.
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20 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Poor
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
56
Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

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. Canon 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 2017.
Customers report good picture quality.
The PEN E-PM2 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)
Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 233 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 217 in sports photography cameras, but good for portrait photography, ranking number 234 in portrait photography cameras.
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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 is a 74% 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.
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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

Olympus PEN E-PM2 size in context

Olympus PEN E-PM2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This digital camera received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award and it received a DP Review "Silver" award.

The experts at three more expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both gave this digital camera a "Best in Test 5 Star" award and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best in Test" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

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

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Very Good Brand

Based on 6,224 expert and user reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its cameras. Olympus also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it 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 it is a Good Size

Three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £392.83 it is more expensive than 58% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £133 (25%)

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus PEN E-PM2 of 16.5MP is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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 typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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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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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the PEN E-PM2 of 25,600 is in the highest 11% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Olympus 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 PEN E-PM2 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the PEN E-PM2 of 233g is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The PEN E-PM2's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 11% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Olympus digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The PEN E-PM2 features multi-shot function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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3D

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

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|2560 x 1920|1024 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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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 typical of many 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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Supports Video Capability

video capability

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

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

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

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The PEN E-PM2's image sensor size of 1.33" is in the biggest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The PEN E-PM2 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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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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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Features Bluetooth

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 features bluetooth, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not feature bluetooth.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PEN E-PM2 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Olympus released the PEN E-PM2 in October 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus v206021su020, olympus v206021su000, olympus v206021be000, olympus v206021wu020, 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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