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Olympus PEN E-PM1

67

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Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1
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A good spec but 6 year old MILC camera
MILC 12.3MP 4" 4032 X 3024 Pixels May 2012
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Olympus PEN E-PM1 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Olympus PEN E-PM1 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
This 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
Style & quality
Incredibly easy live guide
Lighter than lightweight
Six colours
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4032 x 3024 pixels image resolution

How Big is the Olympus PEN E-PM1?

The Olympus PEN E-PM1 is 109.5mm wide and 63.7mm tall. It is 34mm deep and weighs 217g.

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

Olympus PEN E-PM1 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

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

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Only 4032 X 3024 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the PEN E-PM1 is 4032 x 3024 pixels. That's 23% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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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 digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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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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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The PEN E-PM1's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 75% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital 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-PM1 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the PEN E-PM1 of 217g is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 52% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The PEN E-PM1 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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

This digital 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 Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus PEN E-PM1 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

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

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Features Bluetooth

The PEN E-PM1 features bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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3D

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

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Has an External Flash Connector

The PEN E-PM1 has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Has an HDMI Port

The PEN E-PM1 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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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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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The PEN E-PM1 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1024 x 768. That's 73% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus PEN E-PM1 supports live view, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus PEN E-PM1 has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PEN E-PM1's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 13% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Calendar

The PEN E-PM1 features calendar. 87% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The PEN E-PM1 features saturation adjustment. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus v206011bu000, olympus v206011wu000, olympus v206011su000, olympus epm1pink

Barcodes:

00050332180635, 00050332180642, 00050332180666, 00050332180680, 04545350037857

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