Olympus PEN E-PM2 Review

Overall Score

64

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 8 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 64 x 34 mm, 269g.
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  • Replaced: PEN E-PM1

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Olympus PEN E-PM2 Overview


First introduced in May, 2013, Olympus PEN E-PM2 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Olympus replaced the older Olympus E-PM1 with PEN E-PM2. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus E-PM2 with Olympus E-PM1


Olympus E-PM2 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Olympus PEN E-PM2

Sensor resolution of Olympus E-PM2 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Olympus E-PM2 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Olympus E-PM2 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Olympus PEN E-PM2 Olympus E-PM2 2013 16MP 200 - 25600 269g 110 x 64 x 34mm
Olympus PEN E-PM1 Olympus E-PM1 2011 12MP 100 - 12800 265g 110 x 64 x 34mm

Proc and Cons of Olympus E-PM2


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus PEN E-PM2 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
35 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
269g Light Body
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 360 shots
No Articulating Screen
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Type Scores

Olympus PEN E-PM2 has an Overall Score of 64/100 and ranked #103 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #236 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Olympus E-PM2 Scores
Imaging score
52
Features score
60
Value for money score
79
Portability score
94
Overall score
64
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Olympus E-PM2


Olympus PEN E-PM2 weighs 269g and has external dimensions of 110 x 64 x 34mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.34"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Olympus E-PM2 is 51 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus E-PM2 is less by 4mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-PM2
269g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-PM2
34mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus PEN E-PM2 with the dimensions:

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PEN E-PM2 Dimensions PEN E-PM2
Olympus PEN E-PL5 Olympus E-PL5 325 g 269 g 111 x 64 x 38 mm 110 x 64 x 34 mm
Olympus PEN E-PM1 Olympus E-PM1 265 g 269 g 110 x 64 x 34 mm 110 x 64 x 34 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL6 Olympus E-PL6 325 g 269 g 111 x 64 x 38 mm 110 x 64 x 34 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Olympus E-PL7 357 g 269 g 115 x 67 x 38 mm 110 x 64 x 34 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic GM1 204 g 269 g 99 x 55 x 30 mm 110 x 64 x 34 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus E-M10 396 g 269 g 119 x 82 x 46 mm 110 x 64 x 34 mm
Olympus PEN E-P3 Olympus E-P3 369 g 269 g 122 x 69 x 34 mm 110 x 64 x 34 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 269 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 110 x 64 x 34 mm

Specifications of Olympus PEN E-PM2


General
Brand Olympus
Model PEN E-PM2
Announced May, 2013
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 35
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 360 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BLS-5
Physical
Weight 269 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 64 x 34 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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