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Olympus PEN E-PM2 Digital Camera

MILC 16.5MP 3x Feb 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

MILC cameras built by Olympus have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just MILC cameras) and found that Olympus also has good reviews across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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The PEN E-PM2 has dropped in price by £50.18 in the last 9 days.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The PEN E-PM2 supports video capability, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the PEN E-PM2 which do not support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price].

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video capability which you might want to look at including the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Olympus PEN E-PM2 supports Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the NX200[pl_1494658_price], or the NX300[pl_2096674_price] both from Samsung or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PEN E-PM2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the PEN E-PM2 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price], or the Nikon 1 S2[plb_2390010_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the NX200[pl_1494658_price], and the NX200[pl_1494658_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PEN E-PM2 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 240s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 42s. The PEN E-PM2 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (60 seconds) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1,600, the highest is 410,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 25,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, the PEN E-PM2 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PEN E-PM2.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a quite small maximum aperture number (22) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PEN E-PM2. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PEN E-PM2 the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 36.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Olympus PEN E-PM2 is more than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade", "Sunny", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The PEN E-PM2 has a greater number of photo effects than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PEN E-PM2. The photo effectss "Art", "Black&White", "Muted" and "Sepia" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivitys "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. 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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Ten Flash Guide Numbers

The PEN E-PM2 is a ten flash guide number camera. Most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the PEN E-PM2 have between 4 and 10 flash guide numbers.

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Three Number of Aspheric Elementss

The PEN E-PM2 is a three number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age have between one and four number of aspheric elementss.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PEN E-PM2 is more than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PEN E-PM2. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Tracking Auto Focus" and "Face detection" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The PEN E-PM2 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PEN E-PM2.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PEN E-PM2 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price], the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price], or the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PEN E-PM2 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at including the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price], or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Not Waterproof

The PEN E-PM2 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PEN E-PM2 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PEN E-PM2 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s), whereas most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Olympus camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 2560 x 1920.

This digital camera's still image resolution (1024 x 768) is in fact the worst still image resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PEN E-PM2.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is the best still image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the PEN E-PM2 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 460,000 pixels, the Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PEN E-PM2. The display resolution (numeric)s of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the PEN E-PM2 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 10mm and 42mm.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) (200) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Cameras that are a similar age to the PEN E-PM2 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 130.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus PEN E-PM2

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Olympus released the PEN E-PM2.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price], and the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (3.31") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.5 megapixels, the PEN E-PM2 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price] (24.3MP), or the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price] (24.3MP) both from Sony or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (20.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 269 grams, the PEN E-PM2 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price] (222.2g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

5 November 2013

De instapwaarde van de systeemcamera moet tegenwoordig steeds lager liggen. Maar verwisselbare objectieven en handmatige instellingen: hoe eenvoudig kan dat? Met de Olympus Pen Mini E-PM2 laat... Read more…

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
Affordable, good image quality, fast single autofocus, art filters have plenty of use, touchscreen, hotshoe and accessory port
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
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
Fixed rear display
19 April 2013

Budowa, jako?? wykonania i funkcjonalno??Korpus PEN-a Mini zosta? wykonany z nale?yt? staranno?ci? i dba?o?ci? o odpowiednie spasowanie elementów. Przedni? jego cz??? wykonano z aluminium....

Dobra jako obrazu w szerokim zakresie czuoci, wysoka rozdzielczo obrazu, zakres tonalny przy niskich czuociach na dobrym poziomie, bogate i funkcjonalne menu o szerokich moliwociach konfiguracyjnych,
Stosunkowo wysoki poziom szumu dla najwyszych czuoci, brak wbudowanej lampy byskowej (cho zewntrzna dostpna w kadym zestawie), brak pokrta trybw pracy aparatu, stosunkowo niska moc lampy byskowej doda
13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus epl1, olympus epl1s, olympus v206021su020, olympus v206021bu000, olympus v325040bw000, olympus v206020bu000, olympus v206021su000, olympus v206021bu070, olympus v325010sw000, olympus v206020ru000, olympus v206021wu020, olympus v325010bw000
Barcodes 00050332184206, 00050332184299, 00050332184305, 00050332184336, 00050332184343, 00050332184350, 00050332184367, 00050332420090, 00050332420106, 00050332420113, 04017386095663, 04017386214842, 04017386235052, 04017386268050, 04017386419711, 04017386498815, 04017386613461, 04017386809666, 04545350042387, 04545350042394, 04545350042400, 04545350042417, 04545350042455, 07044447841799

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