Olympus PEN E-PM2 Mirrorless Camera

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 is a Mirrorless Digital Camera with a Four-Thirds sensor and a Micro Four-Thirds lens mount. Its 16 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 200-6400 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 200-25600. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in very low-light. With 16 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to 19" x 14" at 240 DPI.

A builtin 2-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Olympus PEN E-PM2 to compensate for camera shake with any mounted lens.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 1m. This camera can make Bulb exposures up to 30m. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Olympus PEN E-PM2

The Olympus PEN E-PM2 features a 35-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Olympus PEN E-PM2 is performed via a 0.45" Optional EVF with 1.5 Megapixels. This EVF shows 100% coverage.

Model Specifications

BrandOlympus ModelPEN E-PM2
Sensor 16 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 17 x 13mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization 2-Axis Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 6400 *Expanded range: 200-25600 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 60s, bulb up to 30m
Lens MountMicro Four-Thirds MountCrop Factor2X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 35-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type Optional EVF Viewfinder Size 0.45" EVF 1.5 Megapixels 100% Coverage *Sold separately.
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 460K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage *Color-Ajustable (15-steps) Touchscreen
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes17Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Sport, Night, Night Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach&Snow
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot, Highlight Spot, Shadow Spot Bracketing 5 Shots ±1 EV
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Flash Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3, 1/3 or 1 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 8 FPS, 15 JPEG, 19 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 12s 1-10 Shots @ 1-30s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level 2 Axis Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure Yes
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash No Flash Sync 1/250s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input Stereo
Video Format Quicktime H.264, M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 360 *CIPA Standard
Introduced 2012-09-17, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 110 x 64 x 34mm (W x H x D) Weight 269g

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Olympus E-PM2 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 200-25600
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-60s
2-Axis Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.45" Optional EVF 1.5 MegapixelsCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
2 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
8 FPS Drive, 15 ImagesStereo audio input
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 460K PixelsSecure Digital Extended Capacity
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