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Olympus PEN E-PM2 Review
|20 Reviews + 5 Awards|
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Why Has it Scored 41?
It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 81%, based on 20 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 2017.
Customers report good picture quality.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
Has a built-in flash
Very small optical zoom
Fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
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 In-Depth Analysis
Five Industry Awards
Website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would definitely endorse this Olympus camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Silver" award from website DP Review who thought it was great.
The editors of three more expert review sites all said that this camera was very good. This Olympus digital camera received a "Best in Test 5 Star" award from both Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best in Test" award.
Expert Reviews Are Good
Very Good Brand
We checked 6,180 expert and owner reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 89% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Users Report Good Picture Quality
Four customers who bought the Olympus PEN E-PM2 considered 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…
Then we started tilting the screen out to review photos or framing the best angle for a shot.
Both cameras performed well and gave us crisp, focused photos…
Users Report it is a Good Size
Three people thought this digital camera was compact.
A solid compact system camera…
Smallest, model of the company's compact system camera range.
The major selling point of micro four thirds compact system cameras is their size…
With a megapixel of 16.5 megapixels, the Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.
The PEN E-PM2 has a pretty standard weight (233 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.
Very Small Optical Zoom
The PEN E-PM2 has a quite small optical zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest optical zoom of cameras is 0.34x, the biggest is 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.
Has a Built-In Flash
The PEN E-PM2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.
Fairly Large Display Diagonal
Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9". The PEN E-PM2 has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.
Quite High Magnification
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a quite high magnification (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have magnifications of between 0.15x and 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x.
Supports Live View
The PEN E-PM2 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.
Has a Touchscreen
The PEN E-PM2 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.
Has an External Flash Connector
The PEN E-PM2 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.
Features Multi-Shot Function
The PEN E-PM2 features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras also feature multi-shot function.
The PEN E-PM2 features bluetooth. Most of the other cameras do not feature bluetooth.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 is 3D. Most of the other cameras also are 3D.
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.
Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Olympus PEN E-PM2 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm.
Supports Video Capability
The PEN E-PM2 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
The PEN E-PM2 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Olympus digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.
Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
At only 84 millimeters, the Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 300mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm.
Has an HDMI Port
The PEN E-PM2 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras also have an HDMI port.
Supports Full HD Video
The PEN E-PM2 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras.
4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this Olympus digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 2560 x 1920 and 1024 x 768. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.
Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number
The PEN E-PM2 has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers (22) amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This camera has been on the market since October 2012.
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