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Olympus E-PM1

Olympus E-PM1
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A good spec and multi award winning MILC camera
MILC 12.3MP 4" 4032 X 3024 Pixels Oct 2013
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Olympus E-PM1 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Olympus E-PM1 number 740 across all digital cameras.
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96 Reviews + 13 Awards
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Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 96 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Metal body
Live guide for stills and movies, offering full intuitive in easy-to-use interface
Reduced button design
7.6cm/3.0" 460,000 dot colour LCD for easily framing, reviewing and sharing shots
Built-in image stabiliser
Art filters, multi exposure, wireless flash, multi-aspect
Newly developed 12.3 MP high speed live MOS sensor with wide dynamic range
Full HD movie with stereo sound featuring depth of field and art filters
Extremely small and light-weight micro four thirds system
Extreme fast high-speed contrast AF
Only 4032 x 3024 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
76
Landscape Photography
Very Good
68
Everyday Photography
Good
66
Sports Photography
Good
89
Wildlife Photography
Excellent

Olympus E-PM1 Video Reviews

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 217g.

Olympus E-PM1 front dimensions
Olympus E-PM1 size in context

Olympus E-PM1 In-Depth Analysis

Features

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 the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus E-PM1 of only 12.3MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 77% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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 the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Olympus E-PM1's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 65% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Average Weight

The Olympus E-PM1's weight of 217g is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 49% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus E-PM1 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Features Calendar

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

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Not Shock Proof

The Olympus E-PM1 is not shock proof, although this is within the context that 97% of digital cameras are also not shock proof.

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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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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus E-PM1 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Features Bluetooth

The Olympus E-PM1 features bluetooth, which is unusual. 95% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Album Organization

The Olympus E-PM1 features album organization, unlike 95% of digital cameras which do not feature album organization.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus E-PM1 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Olympus E-PM1 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus E-PM1 is 1024 x 768. That's 73% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus E-PM1 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Olympus E-PM1 of 14x is in the biggest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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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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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Olympus E-PM1 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Olympus E-PM1 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 10% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus E-PM1 supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

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

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus E-PM1 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus E-PM1 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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3D

The Olympus E-PM1 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other cameras, the Olympus E-PM1 is not waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are not waterproof.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus E-PM1 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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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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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus E-PM1 features noise reduction, unlike 91% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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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 the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Olympus E-PM1 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Olympus E-PM1 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Network Ready

The Olympus E-PM1 is network ready, which is unusual. 99% of cameras are not network ready.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Olympus E-PM1 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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

Barcodes:

00050332175075, 00050332180635, 00050332180642, 00050332180659, 00050332180666, 00050332180673, 00050332180680, 00083922917151, 00085171904326, 00085171904333, 00085171904340, 00085171904357, 00085171905071, 00085171905095, 02600957999303, 03610170008033, 03610170008293, 03610170008309, 03610170016199, 03610170016335, 03610170026075, 04017386687721, 04017386797024, 04545350030315, 04545350036553, 04545350037796, 04545350037802, 04545350037819, 04545350037826, 04545350037833

Frequently Asked Questions About the Olympus E-PM1

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