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OlympusE-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Red)
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good in low light (4)
  • Fast shutter speed (3)
  • Great resolution (3)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (6)
  • Low light (5)
  • Family photos (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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4.0

Spectacular tiny camera

By Steve

from Bethesda Md

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Landscape Photography
    • Portraits
    • Traveling

    Comments about E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Red):

    This camera is amazing for being so small. It delivers great sharpness and dynamic range. For stationary objects this camera is on par with the larger bodies. It is less good with moving objects, as the poor tracking focus gets in the way. I would give it five stars as a walk-around camera and three stars as a kid-chaser.

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    • No

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    1.0

    camera OK lens is a JOKE

    By kbj

    from nyc

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Pros

    • Camera Ok

    Cons

    • Terrible Lens

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

    for taking photos,14-42 mm kit LENS by olympus for pm2 is one of the worst out there...NOT SHARP at allbe ready for massive photoshopping of ALL your photosmight as well get a tiny compact camera at half price, it is much sharper.thanksjapan [*] sells this pc of nonsense for about usd 120 btwand uk [*]wants usd 400 for same pc of wreck usa [*] wants usd 200 for the lens...the camera is quite OK tho.... so you have 2 options...spend upwards of another usd600to get a semi decent lens ORget an adapter and use Other companies lenses to fit....butthis will mean MANUAL focus too...

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great little camera!

    By Jimbo

    from Minneapolis, Minnesota

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good in Low Light
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Complicated Controls

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (White):

    Great picture quality, in pocket size camera. Love using it for outdoor and children pictures.

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    Best Bang for your buck

    By svenoftibet

    from Yellowknife

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter
    • Great battery life
    • Very good in low light

    Cons

    • No Tiltable Screen

    Best Uses

    • Action Sports
    • Lowlight
    • Portraits
    • Sports
    • Sports Action
    • Travel

    Comments about E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Red):

    This is an amazing little camera . It outperforms my dated Nikon D300 in quite a few ways . I like to shoot amateur ice hockey...indoors...and this thing rocks with the 75 mm 1.8 attached...I am shooting ISO 3200 and getting great images little noise and great detail...I love viewfinders...this does not come with one but what it does have is touch focus...it is amazing...so in my opinion the touch focus is an advantage over a viewfinder in getting the camera to focus where you want...especially if you are shooting action sports...and yes if you set up the super control panel this camera is very easy to operate...the image quality is fantastic as well...if you get this camera and can't figure out how to set up the Super Control panel...go onto youtube...there is a video there showing how to set it up...

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
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    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great little camera

    By danphotog

    from Atlanta GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

        Loved it. Very small and portable. I decided to go with an NEX 5 that I inherited from my brother, but if not, I would have kept the olympus. In some ways easier to use than the NEX. Though it has a smaller sensor than the NEX, in some ways it is better because the body has image stabilization. Great when attaching old lenses.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Highly Recommended

        By MTL

        from Chelmsford, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality Wqual Lens

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Good Low Light Wfast Lns
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

          The E-PM2 is a small lightweight camera that, when paired with a Lumix F1.7 20mm lens,is capable of producing sharp, good quality photos. My quality judgment is based on viewing the photos on an Ipad 2. I should add that I also own an E-PM1 and when I do a comparison of the two cameras,with similar lense,etc., I can't tell the difference betwen the output of the two.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
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          • No

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          5.0

          Very impressed

          By photodan

          from Nashvegas!

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

          I would give it 5 stars for what it is, a very advanced point and shoot. Having said that, I have used it for two paid gigs since I bought it and have been very impressed. Image quality is fantastic and with the SCP activated it is really pretty easy to use. Focus is very fast and accurate. It handles well but it is pretty small. I have the EPM1 also and the new grip on the EPM2 is welcome. Battery life seems better, and a viewfinder would be nice but you can't have everything in this size. I do have the VF-2 that I like very much also. Highly recommended!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
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          • No

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          4.0

          Tiny size OMD-like camera

          By burro39

          from Santa Fe, NM

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Crop In Camera
          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact
          • Very Well Built

          Cons

          • No built in flash
          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel

          Comments about E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

          I purchased this as a second camera to my OMD because it shares the same sensor and processor. That means it also shares the great photo quality of the OMD. A couple of things are missing however, like a viewfinder and buttons to change settings but it does come with a clip on flash which is good if you remember to bring it along in your pocket and a not too complicated menu if you are familiar with Olympus type things. I really like the small size and if you put the 15mm f8 body cap lens on it you can easily slip it into many pockets. It does not share the same stabilizing system as the OMD but is equal to those used in all other Olympus cameras. All in all its a great little camera and I would recommend it highly.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 6
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          • No

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          5.0

          Great little camera

          By Doc77

          from Alhambra, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast autofocus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Grip
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Complicated Controls
          • Inaccurateslow Tracking
          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black):

          Great camera in such a small body. Image quality is great, such a drastic improvement since last year's model...I have usable pictures up to 6400 iso. Another new change is the grip..much better than last year's model. AF-S is insanely quick especially in day light or under bright conditions, locks focus almost instantly - a bit faster than the previous model. Wish the continuous autofocus would keep up with tracking better though.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
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          • No

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