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Olympus E-PM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens (Black)

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Olympus E-PM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens (Black)
Key Features
  • 12.3MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VI Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 14-42mm II Lens (35mm Equiv: 28-84mm)
The Olympus E-PM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens (Black) starts you out with everything you need to take great photographs, from day one. As the name states, you'll receive both the E-PM1 camera body and the Micro Four Thirds M.Zuiko MSC Digital ED m14-42mm II zoom lens (black lens). In addition, a number of essential accessories come included as well, such as a lithium-ion battery and battery charger.
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Olympus E-PM1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Never Miss a Moment with the Small and Stylish Pen
  • 3Simplified Control
  • 4Excellent Shots - Effortlessly
  • 5Three Inch, Bright Widescreen LCD
  • 6Get Wireless
  • 712.3Mp
  • 8Stabilization Technology in the Body, Not in the Lenses
  • 9Face Detection with Eye Detect
  • 10Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology
  • 11Full 1080 HD Video
  • 12In-Camera Art Filters
  • 13Wide Variety of Lenses and Accessories
  • 14New 3D Shooting
  • 15AF Illuminator
  • 16Increased ISO Sensitivity
  • 17Attachable Flash Included
  • 185 FPS Sequential Shooting
  • 19World's Fastest Auto Focus
  • 20Improved Color Reproduction
  • 21Improved Lens Technology
  • 22Fast Shutter Response
  • 23Accessory Port
  • 24In-Camera Slideshow with Sound
  • 25Professional Audio Sound Capture
  • 26Easy Photo and Video Playback on Your HDTV
  • 27Multiple Exposure Shooting
  • 28Additional Aspect Ratios
  • 29Proven Dust Reduction System
  • 30ePortrait
  • 31Live View Magnification
  • 32Tele-Converter Effect
  • 33Super Control Panel
  • 34Live Control
  • 35Live Guide
  • 36Reset and Custom Settings
  • 37Image Overlay
  • 38Print Function

The Olympus E-PM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens (Black) starts you out with everything you need to take great photographs, from day one. As the name states, you'll receive both the E-PM1 camera body and the Micro Four Thirds M.Zuiko MSC Digital ED m14-42mm II zoom lens (black lens). In addition, a number of essential accessories come included as well, such as a lithium-ion battery and battery charger.

Whether you're simply looking to lighten your load when it comes to photographing or you're an avid fan of the Micro Four Thirds genre, Olympus's PEN series of cameras provide you with a more lightweight option than full-sized DSLR rigs, but with numerous bells and whistles that still provide flexibility and creativity, far beyond that of a point-and-shot. With the Micro Four Thirds lens mount, you can choose from a number of optional lenses for the E-PM1 to suit your particular shooting style.

At the center of the image making is the generous 3.0" LCD. Used for composition and review of your footage, not to mention navigating the menu and for features such as Live View, this big, bright display features 460K pixels and the platform with which to compose your next great shot or epic short film. Of course, the 12.3Mp sensor and the TruePic VI image processor are the heart of the camera, taking what you see on the LCD screen and turning it into memories that will last a lifetime.

In addition to shooting JPEG and RAW stills, along with 3D stills in the MPO format, the E-PM1 also shoots the already mentioned 1080/60i HD video. Up to 29 minutes of continuous footage can be captured with stereo sound. Video clips can be shot in AVCHD or AVI formats, and the Direct HD Movie Button on the camera switches you from still to movie mode with just a touch.

The E-PM1 also boasts stunning low light performance with the Olympus AF Illuminator - an LED beam up to 10 feet for faster focusing in dark settings. The camera also features and ISO up to 12,800 and the ability to attach an external flash. Other noteworthy features include the FAST AF System which provides up to 35-points of focus for unbelievable accuracy, 5 frames per second shooting, multiple filter options, and much more.

Never Miss a Moment with the Small and Stylish Pen

The smallest and lightest PEN is available in six stylish colors - purple, pink, brown, white, silver and black - and features a new and simplified user interface as well as a streamlined button structure for superior ease-of-use. Its small size and portability make it the ideal camera to document life's fun and spontaneous moments

Simplified Control

Operating the camera is more intuitive with the newly designed user interface. The innovative screen activates popular menu options such as Art Filters, iAuto, Scene Modes, and Movie. The on-screen graphics have also been updated with a sleeker font design and an automatic pop-up guide in the menu screen

The E-PM1's Live Guide system allows you to preview effects as you adjust them - before the image is even captured. Simply select Live Guide and turn the wheel on the back of the camera to slide through numerous photographic effects, such as brightness, color saturation, tone, etc.

Excellent Shots - Effortlessly

iAuto automatically identifies the scene you're shooting - portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport - and adjusts the settings to optimize results. The E-PM1 is also equipped with 23 Scene-Select modes for effortless picture taking, including new 3D mode, Fireworks, Sunset, Children, Macro and Panorama, to name a few. There are even three scene modes that are specific to shooting with Olympus' conversion lenses to optimize the performance of those lenses

Three Inch, Bright Widescreen LCD

This 460 dot high-resolution screen is big and bright enough to let you shoot and share photos and HD video with ease

Get Wireless

No need for cables or even a computer. Upload or email images directly from your camera with an optional PP-1 PENPAL or Eye-Fi card. The E-PM1 is also capable of recording stills and video to SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-I media cards

12.3Mp

The new 12.3Mp sensor is optimized to maximize the performance of all M. Zuiko digital lenses in any shooting condition. Improvements in the sensor makes shooting in low light and Full HD movie recording possible

Stabilization Technology in the Body, Not in the Lenses

Say goodbye to blurry images. Olympus' in-body image stabilization technology makes it possible to use any Micro Four Thirds lenses (or Four Thirds lens), from wide-angle to telephoto, for perfectly clear, crisp photos no matter what the shooting situation, even in low light

Face Detection with Eye Detect

Nail the focus for every portrait photo, every time. The new 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 near-side eye. The Face Detection function captures up to eight faces, reducing the chance of blurred subjects when shooting several people at once

Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology

You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images. The E-PM1's Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency either before image capture or during post-capture edits

Full 1080 HD Video

Shoot up to 29 minutes of 1080 60i HD video and stereo sound in either AVCHD or AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just the press of a button

In-Camera Art Filters

Six in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and Dramatic Tone) can be used in all shooting modes as well as filming HD movies. The E-PM1 also includes bracketing up to seven images, each image with a different applied Art Filter. Since they're built into the camera, these Art Filters can achieve dramatic results on the go without the need for computer or editing software

Wide Variety of Lenses and Accessories

A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and flashes are compatible with the E-PM1 to support all different types of photography needs

New 3D Shooting

Add a new dimension to your photographs in any mode from macro to landscape with Olympus' 3D technology. By simply selecting the 3D Photo Mode, 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 for easy display on 3D televisions or laptops

AF Illuminator

The addition of this super luminosity LED beam allows the camera to focus faster in low light up to almost 10 feet

Increased ISO Sensitivity

Stunning low light photos are a click away with an increased ISO sensitivity to 12,800

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 maximum portability

5 FPS Sequential Shooting

With the E-PM1 you can take up to five photos a second, allowing you to easily capture that perfect shot, especially when your subject is moving

World's Fastest Auto Focus

The new FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System is able to focus at an incredible speed and offers 35 separate focus points that are spread over nearly the entire sensor, which makes it possible for pin-point accurate focusing on small subjects wherever they appear in the frame. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35-point area are especially effective when shooting active subjects

Improved Color Reproduction

The new TruePic VI Image Processor, designed specifically for the Olympus PEN, features Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction (especially colors such as emerald green, yellow, and gold) and color gradation. The faster processor also allows for a shorter recovery time between shots

Improved Lens Technology

High-precision engineering and an improved internal focusing mechanism have allowed the Olympus MSC (Movie+Still Compatible) lenses to auto focus quickly, smoothly and silently, perfect for stills and movies

Fast Shutter Response

Never miss a shot again with the E-PM1's fast shutter response time of less than 60 milliseconds (60 - 1/40000 sec.). The TruePic VI feature allows for reduced shot-to-shot time by shortening the black-out time between shots

Accessory Port

The E-PM1 incorporates a port for connecting accessories including flashes, MAL-1 Macro Light, EMA-1 Microphone adapter, PENPAL, and the VF-2 viewfinder

In-Camera Slideshow with Sound

Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The E-PM1's enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, control the movie/still mix and speed, add captivating musical soundtracks, and much more

Professional Audio Sound Capture

Take videos that are able to capture uncompressed CD-quality 16-bit/44.1KHz Linear PCM stereo recording or AC3 Dolby Digital audio

Easy Photo and Video Playback on Your HDTV

The E-PM1 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Using the HDMI output, just connect the E-PM1 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience

Multiple Exposure Shooting

A Multiple Exposure function enables you to be creative right in the camera. Multiple images can be captured and combined to create one unique image. The creative possibilities are endless

Additional Aspect Ratios

The E-PM1 lets you select one of five Aspect Ratios (4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 6:6, 3:4) that frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors

Proven Dust Reduction System

Olympus' Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images, even after changing lenses. Every time you turn on the camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and collecting dust so that it doesn't interfere with the picture imaging at any time

ePortrait

Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject's complexion either before image capture or during post-capture edits

Live View Magnification

For accurate manual focusing, MF Assist can be enabled during S-AF + MF operation. With it you can zoom in on the central part of the image by up to five times by turning the focus ring

Tele-Converter Effect

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Super Control Panel

Shooting information
Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity
Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting
NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size
Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode
AF frame, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning
Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP

Live Control

Shooting information
Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity
Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting
NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size
Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode
AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio

Live Guide

Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips

Reset and Custom Settings

My mode: 4 setting recordable

Image Overlay

Up to 3 RAW images

Print Function

Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)

Olympus E-PM1 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 12.3 Megapixel
Exposure Control
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
Focus
Focus ModeSingle-Servo AF (S), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points35
Flash
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Battery Type1 x BLS-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Kit Lens
Angle of View75° to 29°
Close-Up Magnification0.19x
Minimum Focus Distance9.8" / 24.89 cm
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Dimensions (ø x L)2.2 x 1.9" / 5.59 x 4.83 cm
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 5.6 x 4.2"

Olympus E-PM1 Reviews

Good stuff

By Adam
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-07-12

We are beginners who were recommended this camera by a friend and are very happy with it.

Love it!

By GraceAndre
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-01-11

Great product. Great art filters and takes amazing quality photos with fast shutter speeds.

A fine product

By Lou
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-01-03

A compact camera with near full DSLR functions. This is the perfect camera when I need much more than the point and shoot yet I don't wish to lug my full bag of DSLR equipment.

Great little camera!

By Big E
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-12-27

We are not photo enthusiasts by any means, but enjoy taking pictures/videos of kids and grandkids. This camera is as easy to use as a SLR but has greater flexibility by allowing use of multiple lenses.

Just great!

By Gi Life Traveler
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-04-09

Not need to be a professional to take great pics. Don't need more pixels than those this camera has, as its lens are amazing! Marvellous and fast shots. Absolutely recomendable.

I would buy this product again

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-04-09

I have not owned this camera long enough to really get into the many features it provides but what I have done, I am very pleased with the result

A horrible Purchase

By ZQR
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2013-03-17

I come from owning a D700, D40. I had bought the PEN thinking it would offer decent enough image quality when I wanted to use something smaller. After a year of using this camera all I have to say is that I am appalled by the horrible image quality. Even at the base ISO's, there is a horrible amount of noise, even with noise reduction at all levels. At higher ISO's the issue becomes much worse. Overall at all ISO values, this camera gives super poor quality images. In fact, the images are so bad, that even most compacts and todays cell phone cameras offer better quality than this. I had expected better from this camera with a sensor of such caliber. Whats even worse is that the images from this camera lack so much contrast that all images look flat and boring. If image quality is priority when choosing a camera, stay away from this. You are better of with an APS-C camera such as the Sony NEX series. The only good thing about this camera is that the metering, exposure, and colours and skin tones that this camera gives are quite nice.

better than a free bowl of soup

By MDW
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2013-03-07

I got it mainly to get the kit lens. The camera is okay, but it really shows just how good the OM-D is. Your iso is limited to 1600 and the menus is not as extensive. The lens is great for a kit.

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