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Olympus E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm and 40-150mm Lenses Kit (Black)

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Olympus E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm and 40-150mm Lenses Kit (Black)
Key Features
  • 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VI Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
The black Olympus E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm and 40-150mm Lenses Kit combines a versatile digital camera along with two zoom lenses to enable extensive coverage from wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. The sum of these components provides you with the essentials needed to begin photographing in nearly any situation.
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Olympus E-PM2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Olympus E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black)
  • 3Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black)
  • 4Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Lens (Black)

The black Olympus E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm and 40-150mm Lenses Kit combines a versatile digital camera along with two zoom lenses to enable extensive coverage from wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. The sum of these components provides you with the essentials needed to begin photographing in nearly any situation.

The E-PM2 is a compact mirrorless digital camera featuring a 16.1 megapixel Micro Four Thirds size sensor and TruePic VI image processor to produce high quality still imagery and full HD 1080i video at 60 fps with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 25600. A 3.0" 460k-dot LCD monitor is available for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation, and it features a touchscreen design to provide a more intuitive means for applying camera settings. In-camera sensor-shift image stabilization is also available and helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake when working in low-light situations and with longer lenses.

The included M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 28-84mm, making it a suitable choice for us in most shooting situations. It features MSC (Movie/Still Compatible) technology to provide near-silent operation that is ideal when recording HD movies. The lens also incorporates three aspherical elements into its optical design to help minimize aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range and to produce sharp, clear imagery. Also included is the M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R lens, which picks up where the other lens leaves off and provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 80-300mm. It, too, features MSC technology for silent and smooth operation and integrates one extra-low dispersion element into its design to deliver high image clarity through the reduction of chromatic aberration.

Olympus E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black)

The E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera from Olympus is a compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that comes with the FL-LM1 flash unit.

A 16MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VI Image Processor provide high resolution photo and video and fast performance. The TruePic VI Image Processor features Real Color Technology for accurate color reproduction and improved gradation. The F.A.S.T. Autofocus technology with 35 separate focus points brings with it accurate and swift focus across the entire sensor and 8 frames per second of continuous shooting is there to capture those fast-action sequences.

ISO sensitivity that ranges up to 25600 offers flexibility when shooting in low light and In-body Image Stabilization reduces the effects of camera movement when shooting in low light or with long telephoto lenses. The In-body Image Stabilization also works on video and the E-PM2 captures video in Full 1080i HD and the Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just one touch of the button.

The 3.0" LCD offers touch control of autofocus points and shutter release and the responsive Vertical Bar Touch Navigation system for intuitive settings control. The Live Guide system allows you to preview the camera's effects as you adjust them. Just push the Direct Live Guide Button to see how your photo will look before you take it.

iAuto and 23 Scene Select Modes are available for easy auto shooting. iAuto identifies the type of scene you are shooting and adjusts the settings to optimize image results, and Scene Select mode allows you to set the camera to the type of shot you will be taking whether it be Fireworks, Sunset, Children or even 3D. Face Detection with Eye Detect adjusts focus automatically onto the subject's eyes for beautiful portraits. Also available are 12 in-camera Art Filters which allow you to adjust your images with effects like Pop Art, Soft Focus and Grainy Film. These can be applied to HD videos as well. 

For ease of handling and ergonomic control, the E-PM2 has a built-in rubberized grip. And the Olympus Dust Reduction System shakes off dust from the sensor every time the camera is turned on.

16MP Live MOS Sensor
The 16MP Live MOS sensor is optimized to maximize the performance of all M.Zuiko digital lenses in any shooting condition. Improvements to the sensitivity and read-out speed of the existing sensor makes ISO 25600 shooting and Full HD movie recording possible
Improved Color Reproduction
The TruePic VI Image Processor, designed specifically for the Olympus PEN series, features Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction and color gradation. The faster processor also allows for a shorter recovery time between shots and faster overall performance.
Fast, Accurate Auto Focus
The F.A.S.T. (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System is able to focus at high speed and offers 35 separate focus points that are spread over the sensor, which makes it possible for accurate focusing on small subjects wherever they appear in the frame. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35-point area are especially effective when shooting moving subjects. Available options: All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (normal) Single target (small). AF Tracking function locks your subject into focus and continuously adjusts focus and brightness even if the subject disappears from view momentarily. Magnified frame AF: Selectable from over 800 AF points
3.0" LCD with Responsive Vertical Bar Touch Navigation
This bright, high-resolution 3.0" screen offers touch control of camera settings with its Responsive Vertical Bar control. Controls include Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel, Touch Art Filter selection, Touch scene mode selection, and Touch stripe screen (picture mode control). Brightness / Color temperature control: ±7 levels. Color tone: Vivid or Natural
Live View
The LCD screen offers Live View with the following features: Approximately 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), and Highlight and shadow. Up to 8 frames of face detection can be displayed. The Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated (in S-AF+MF or MF mode)
Immediate Response Touch Autofocus and Shutter
Control focus and shutter release with just a touch on the LCD screen. Improved sensitivity reacts immediately to touch so shutter release is instantaneous.
In-Body Image Stabilization
Olympus' in-body image stabilization technology makes it possible to use any Micro Four Thirds lenses (or Four Thirds lenses via an adapter), from wide-angle to telephoto, for clear, crisp photos no matter what the shooting situation, even in low light. To tailor the IS to the specific focal length you're using, you can manually input the following focal lengths: 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
Full 1080i HD Video
Shoot up to 29 minutes of Full 1080i HD video at 60fps with stereo sound in either AVCHD or AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just one touch. The One Push Teleconverter function magnifies up to 2x
8 FPS Sequential Shooting
With the E-PM2 you can take up to 8 photos a second to capture fast-action sequences. The camera can maintain this speed for up to 15 photos in RAW or 19 in JPEG. At the slower speed of 3fps, you can capture up to 27 consecutive shots in RAW, or an unlimited number in JPEG.
Increased ISO Sensitivity
Capture low light photos with an increased ISO sensitivity to 25600.
Fast Response
The E-PM2 offers a full range of shutter speeds from 60 - 1/4000 seconds. The TruePic VI Image processor allows for reduced lag time between shots and faster image display.
iAuto and 23 Scene Select
iAuto automatically identifies the scene you're shooting - portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport - and adjusts the settings to optimize results. The E-PL5 is also equipped with 23 Scene-Select modes for effortless picture taking, including Fireworks, Sunset, Children, Macro, Documents and Panorama. There are even three scene modes that are specific to shooting with Olympus' fisheye, wide-angle and macro conversion lenses to optimize their performance.
Face Detection with Eye Detect
The face detection AF employs an Eye Detect AF that adjusts focus automatically on the subject's eyes during portrait shooting and can even be adjusted to focus on the right, left or camera-side eye. The Face Detection function captures up to eight faces, adjusting shutter speed and reducing the chance of blurred subjects when shooting several people at once.
In-Camera Advanced Arts Filters
Twelve In-camera Art Filters, including Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line and Watercolor, are enhanced by filter variations, art effects, and bracketing. Photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as when filming HD movies. Art effects include Soft Focus, Pin-Hole, White Edge, Frame, Star Light, B&W, and Pict. Tone
Picture Modes
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters. Gradation: Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key (except Art Filters)
Multi-Exposure and Bracketing
Multi Exposure: 3 frames, Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture (RAW). Exposure bracketing: 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable. ISO bracketing: 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable. White balance bracketing: 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis. Flash bracketing: 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable. Art Filter bracketing: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable. Bracketing for HDR post process: 3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable (HDR picture cannot be created by this function)
3D Still Shooting
Add a third dimension to your photographs in any mode from macro to landscape with Olympus' 3D technology. Simply select the 3D Photo Mode and by releasing the shutter and slowly panning, the camera will automatically take a second image from a slightly different perspective. The 3D data is processed in-camera resulting in an .MPO file for easy display on 3D compatible televisions or laptops.
Built-in Grip
An easy-to-hold rubberized grip is built into the E-PM2 body for ergonomic control while shooting.
Live Guide with Direct Live Guide Button
The Live Guide system allows you to preview effects as you adjust them - before the image is even captured. Simply select Live Guide with one push of the dedicated button and turn the wheel on the back of the camera to slide through numerous photographic effects, such as brightness, color saturation and tone and see how your image will look with these adjustments applied.
AF Illuminator
This bright LED beam allows the camera to focus faster in low light, up to almost 10 feet.
Attachable Flash Included
This camera provides the flexibility to attach a flash to your camera via the accessory port, or leave it at home for greater portability. The FL-LM1 flash is included, featuring the following modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye reduction / Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual
Expandable System
A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and strobes are compatible with the E-PM2 to support all different types of photography needs
Accessory Port
A port for connecting accessories including flashes, PP-1 PENPAL Bluetooth device, MAL-1 Macro Light, SEMA-1 Microphone adapter and the VF-2 and VF-3 viewfinders is part of this camera's design. Compatible external flashes include FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Professional Audio Sound Capture
Take videos with uncompressed CD-quality 16bit/44.1kHz Linear PCM stereo recording or AC3 Dolby Digital audio. The camera's microphone reduces wind noise, features recording volume adjustment, and enables audio dubbing for still pictures (up to 30 sec)
Easy Photo and Video Playback On Your HDTV
Using the HDMI output, just connect the E-PM2 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus on the HDTV to share your pictures and movies with an audience.
Dust Reduction System
Olympus' Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images, even after changing lenses. Every time you turn on the camera, the Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, removing dust so that it doesn't interfere with the picture imaging at any time.
Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology
Extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images is reduced by the E-PM2's Shadow Adjustment Technology, which corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency, either before you shoot or during post-capture touch-up.
Editing RAW and JPEG Files In-Camera
Functions: RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording. RAW picture editing: RAW development based on settings of the camera (including Art Filter). Detail edit is acceptable (Preview, Memory of 2 settings, re-development)
Image Share Technology
The E-PM2 is capable of recording stills and video to SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-I media cards. With an optional PP-1 PENPAL Bluetooth device, Eye-Fi card, Flash Air Media Card or your smartphone, you can upload images directly from your camera to social networking sites.
Playback
Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow (with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound): Still/Movie/Still+Movie. When the camera is connected to an HDTV via an HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effects are selectable. Four background music tracks are included in the camera, and you can also download music from the OLYMPUS website. Auto angle correction also available. Information display: Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
Printing
Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Languages
34 languages selectable: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black)

Spanning a versatile zoom range from wide-angle to portrait-length, the black M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R from Olympus is a 28-84mm equivalent lens for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The optical design uses three aspherical elements to correct for distortion and spherical aberration, in order to achieve notable sharpness and clarity, and these elements help to retain a compact and lightweight form factor. Additionally, the lens also features a Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system, which provides fast and near-silent focusing performance to benefit both video and photo applications.

Wide-to-portrait-length zoom is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 28-84mm equivalent focal length range.
Three aspherical elements help to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range.
Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 050332179394
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Lens (Black)

Ideal for portraiture and distant subjects alike, the black M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R from Olympus is an 80-300mm equivalent telephoto zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Its modest maximum aperture helps to realize a compact and lightweight form factor while an advanced optical design, which uses extra-low dispersion and high refractive index glass, controls a variety of aberrations for notable sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. Extending its versatility, this lens also features a Movie & Stills Compatible autofocus system, which is quick, quiet, and precise to suit both photo and video shooting applications.

Compact telephoto zoom is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides an 80-300mm equivalent focal length range.
One extra-low dispersion glass element controls color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy throughout the zoom range.
One high refractive index element helps to control spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and resolution.
Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) autofocus system benefits both photo and video applications due to its smooth, quiet, and fast performance.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm for smooth bokeh quality.
UPC: 050332179417

Olympus E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body (Black) Specs

Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
Exposure Control
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:9
Bit Depth
12-Bit
Focus
Focus Mode
Single-Servo AF, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus
Autofocus Points
35
Flash
External Flash Connection
Wireless
Battery Type
1x BLS-5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.9 x 5.7 x 4.1"

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens (Black) Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
14 to 42mm (35mm Equivalent: 28 to 84mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
37 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View
75° to 29°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.19x
Optical Design
8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
37 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.2 x 1.9" / 55.9 x 48.3 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
2.88" / 73.2 mm
Weight
3.99 oz / 113 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.415 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.8 x 3.4 x 3.3"

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R Lens (Black) Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
40 to 150mm (35mm Equivalent: 80 to 300mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/4 to 5.6
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View
30° to 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance
2.95' / 90 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.16x
Optical Design
13 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.5 x 3.27" / 63.5 x 83 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.6" / 142.2 mm
Weight
6.7 oz / 190 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.6 x 3.4 x 3.3"

Olympus E-PM2 Reviews

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Is this a four thirds camera lens that comes with the camera? There are settings that do not work with a four thirds camera lens, according to the manual.
Asked by: Anonymous
The 14-42mm lens that comes with the E-PM2 is a micro four thirds lens, and is fully compatible with the E-PM2.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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