Olympus PEN Mini (E-PM2)

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At the Time, Arguably the Most Capable and Likeable Mirrorless Camera I'd Seen

Olympus PEN Mini (E-PM2) 4/3s Camera Olympus PEN E-PM2 - Sep 17, 2012 - A compact interchangeable mirrorless lens camera that includes the M. Zuiko Micro Four Thirds ED 14-42mm zoom f/3.5 II lens along with a FL-LM1 flash module. It includes 16MP Live MOS image sensor & TruePic VI Imaging Processor deliver high resolution photo, video and fast operation. The TruePic VI Imaging Processor sports Real Color Technology which delivers accurate color reproduction plus improved gradation. It's F.A.S.T. Autofocus engineering featuring 35 unique focus points brings precise and fast focus over the entire sensor plus 8 fps continuous shooting is available to acquire all fast-action sequences.

ISO sensitivity ranges as high as 25600 offering flexibility when photographing in low light while the on-board Image Stabilization diminishes the camera movement effects while shooting in poor light or when using long telephoto lenses. The on-board Stabilization also works with video while the E-PM2 can capture video using Full 1080i HD while the button for Direct HD Movies lets you switch from shooting stills to movie function with just a one button touch.

A 3.0" LCD monitor provides touch control for shutter release, autofocus points along with a responsive Vertical Bar Navigation Touch system allowing intuitive control and settings. A Live Guide system lets users preview the effect upon the camera as they are adjusted. Just press the camera's Live Guide Direct Button to see precisely how your photo is going to look before you snap it.

iAuto along with a 23 Scene Select Mode are available for simple auto shooting. iAuto recognizes the kind of scene you're photographing and will adjust the settings for optimized image outcome, while the Scene Select mode will let you adjust the ep2 to the sort of photo you will be shooting whether it will be Sunset, Fireworks, Children or even a 3D. Face Detection while Eye Detect automatically adjusts the focus onto the eyes of the subject for exquisite portraits. Also there are 12 on-board Art Filters available which let you make adjustments your images using effects such as Soft Focus, Pop Art, and Grainy Film. These can also be employed with HD videos. ✓

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Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Other resolutions 2560 x 1920, 1024 x 768  
Image ratio w:h 4:3  
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 17.2 megapixels  
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto (200 - 1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800  
White balance presets 8  
Custom white balance Yes (1)  
Image stabilization Sensor-shift  
Uncompressed format RAW  
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No  
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 35  
Lens mount Micro 4/3 Lens Mount  
Focal length multiplier 2  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen Yes  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional)  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash No (bundled external flash)  
Flash range 7 m (bundled FL-LM1)  
External flash Yes (Clip-on FL-LM1 included, Hot-shoe)  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)  
Continuous drive Yes (8 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 3 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)  
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (Mini HDMI type-C)  
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected  
Remote control Yes (Optional RM-UC1)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion BLS-5 rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 360  
Weight (inc. batteries) 269 g (0.59 lb / 9.49 oz)  
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 34 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.34")  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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