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

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

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

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

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  • 12.3MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VI Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 14-42mm II Lens (35mm Equiv: 28-84mm)
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot AR-Coated Widescreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080i Video at 60fps
  • Wireless via Optional Transmitter
  • ISO 200-12800
  • F.A.S.T. Auto Focus System
  • 3D Photo Capture
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Olympus V206011NU00B overview

  • 1Description

The Olympus E-PM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens (Brown) 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 (silver 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
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
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
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)
In the Box
Olympus E-PM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens (Brown)
  • M.ZUIKO Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Micro 4/3 Zoom (Silver)
  • USB/Video Multi Cable
  • BLS-1 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Olympus FL-LM1 Flash
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Olympus Viewer 2/ib Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Olympus V206011NU00B specs

    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels 12.3 Megapixel
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: AVI, MJPEG
    Memory Card Type SD
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Audio Recording With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
    Autofocus Points 35
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen LCD (460,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 200 to 12800
    Shutter 60 to 1/4000  
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Kelvin, Shade, Tungsten, Underwater
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Self Timer 2 Seconds
    Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Battery 1 x BLS-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.5" / 10.9 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm
    Weight 7.65 oz / 216.88 g
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 14 to 42mm
    Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 28 to 84 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 to 5.6
    Minimum: f/22 to 22
    Angle of View 75° to 29°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.8" / 24.89 cm
    Magnification 0.19x
    Optical Design 8 Elements in 7 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 37 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.2 x 1.9" / 5.59 x 4.83 cm
    Weight 4.0 oz / 113 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 5.3 x 4.2"

    Olympus V206011NU00B reviews

    E-PM1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens (Brown) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 40.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from PM1 has quirks The image quality is very very good. This was my first foray into an M4/3 camera and I'm a bit torn about it. I really want something more snapshot friendly than my dslrs, and while the camera body itself is quite small, once you put the zoom lens on it, it's now less attractive to me as a take along. It's in between camera types, and that's good if you have no interest in dslrs, but a drawback if you're already invested in such a system (as I am for my my pro work). Also, this camera has a very confusing menu system and settings routine. I'm primarily a full manual shooter and I found the PM1 hard to work with in that regard.
    Date published: 2011-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding dummy camera! I use this cam for undercover work pretty much with a 12mm lens. As an undercover cam it is of the highest order. Nothing I've found better. Outstanding IQ. Quiet, turns on and fires fast as can be. AF is excellent. It has brought home the bacon for 98% of the shots I fed it. It only failed with the most problematic shots that nothing could have captured unless the tog did lots of correction. I have been a tog for 40+ years and have owned everything from 4 x 5 to Minox, film to digital MF. This cam is amazing at what it does...and that is shooting on the dummy setting. For a cam that you like to fiddle with, then I only rate it at 3 stars or so. Pain to adjust. Sure you can do it, but such a pain, I try to avoid it. Not very intuitive if you come from dslr-land. So, let me sum it up here. If I had to pick only one cam from my stable of 11...this would be the keeper...as long as I only needed to shoot on the dummy setting! If I needed to do constant adjusting, then this would be my last choice.
    Date published: 2012-07-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Step Up I've been thinking of jumping to micro 4/3 for a long time. I debated which of the many cameras to buy and finally landed on this one. It was a last minute decision really, and I've been extremely pleased with my decision. The camera is great. Really small. Excellent customizable features. There are a few weird/annoying things that my Canon s95 does better, but the image quality is far superior with e-pm1. I have been using it with a bunch of legacy Canon FD lenses (with a Novoflex adapter) and it has performed beautifully. There is zoom in feature to focus manually that works great. I have yet to attached the flash, and the low light performance is admirable. Probably not good enough for professions, but a huge step up from p&s. The price to value of this camera is great. I do wish that you could buy the body only - I have since purchased the olympus 17mm f/2.8, which I prefer to the kit lens. I am hopefully that sigma or the like will jump in the game and produce a 14-35mm f/2.8. With a lens like that I think this would be an almost perfect camera.
    Date published: 2011-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal camera. Great purchase. The pictures the camera makes are top quality. Its software can produce a raw photo or modified with wonderful effects that can be set very quickly so you are not missing a photo. The lens autofocus is lightening speed. And the body and lens are nice and compact so that you can always have this unit with you and ready for action. Adding some lens accessories makes this extremely versatile. Though I'm an intermediate photgrapher (casual with a good eye), the photos I've taken with this in my first month of use have been published in circulated journals and magazines. It will take you to the next level or two immediately and you will enjoy the process. It's the type of camera that you actually enjoy the experience of using it. It is intuitive and will not get in the way of your photo goals, it will help you achieve them. I've used a wide variety of medium format, SLR, PAS etc. The EPM1 will replace a lot of cameras in your cabinet, but I doubt you will be able to replace this. I actually bought the white version and I love it. At first, I thought maybe silver or black, but the white one doesn't attract heat and stays cleaner. It also looks cool. Not that it's important, but people check it out with interest and respect. Suit your fancy!
    Date published: 2012-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute jewel of a camera I decided to return a Fuji X10 due to the uncertainty over the 'orbs' issue - really liked having a small, carry-around camera with high image quality, but decided it was too expensive for the possible image issues. Still wanted a smaller camera (vs. my 5D Mark II), and my search led me to the E-PM1 as the best option. I'd already started building a micro-four-thirds system in preparation for the E-M5, so I had a few lenses and a recently-purchased Panasonic GH2 to act as a backup/video body to the E-M5, so it seemed like a win/win. Little did I suspect that I would find the little Olympus much nicer to use than the GH2 - the ultimate image quality (particularly at higher ISOs) may not be up to the GH2's level, but the E-PM1 feels much nicer in the hand, especially if you add a 3rd-party grip. The physical quality is really amazing - even the tiny little dial on the back, which you automatically feel might be a little fiddly, is really nice in actual use. In fact, I enjoyed using the E-PM1 so much, I ended up returning the GH2 as well - I just never loved the camera, before or after purchase, and there was no question of which camera I wanted to use on a regular basis. While the exterior buttons have been pared to the absolute minimum, the camera is still very configurable, to the point where the lack of buttons isn't much of an issue (though I still want just one more configurable button). The shutter has a very solid, mechanical sound, and the camera works very well with the very nice VF-2 electronic viewfinder on sunny days. Amongst current cameras, the E-PM1 is the biggest bargain in the compact interchangeable lens camera market - you get most of the features of the almost-twice-the-price E-P3, and once you configure everything the way you want it, you may not even miss the external controls. Paired with one of the many high-quality micro-4/3 prime lenses (Panasonic 20 1.7, Olympus 45 1.8, etc), it makes for any amazingly high-quality, extremely portable camera system for a very attractive price. It makes an excellent always with you camera if you already have something larger for more deliberate shooting, or a great step up from a point-and-shoot.
    Date published: 2012-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and Light... Dynamite!!! My foray into the M43 zone started last year when I got the Oly E-PL1, since I was looking for a small camera with image quality better than a standard PS, while also offering manual controls. At that time, I was very disappointed, not with the image quality, but with the performance of the camera. The AF performance was miserably slow, and the camera would just roll over when the photons were scant. Other than that, I liked the image quality, the customizability, and not to mention the fact that I also got myself an adapter mount that allowed me to mount all my Nikon-mount lenses. The camera metered in both A and M modes, and the jpegs had a very warm, appealing look to them, albeit with slightly compromised dynamic range than I was used to with my D90. I tried shooting raw, but had to rely on Olympus' raw conversion software, which I thought was absolutely miserable. Also, one could hear the supplied kit lens grinding as it focused in any video that I shot. I returned the E-PL1, but could not return the mount adapter that I had purchased with the camera since I had thrown away the packaging. Maybe that was a sign. While I love my D90, I always went back and admired the very famous Oly look that was present in the images from the E-PL1 that I had saved. In time, I got myself Lightroom, which could read in and process the E-PL1 raw files (which I had also saved). I was very impressed with the way that the files processed, and the resultant output was much better than the jpegs from that camera. Olympus then released the current series of cameras - the E-PM1, the E-PL3 and the E-P3 that claimed to address all the gripes that I had with the E-PL1, plus the processability of the Oly raw files in a manner that I liked was proven with Lightroom, so I decided to take the plunge - the question was... which one? From the spec sheet, it seemed that the differences in the three models was mostly operational, with the image quality being the same across the board. The basic controls which I was interested in were present in all three cameras, so the Pen Mini became a strong contender on my list. And then Nikon threw in a curve ball with the Nikon 1 series. Impressive spec sheet, greater crop factor than the M43 sensor, and a mount that allowed compatibility with Nikon lenses (including AF). After making one decision, yet another decision stared me in the face. Then I looked in detail at the Nikon offerings. Non-standard hot shoe, a scant selection of native CX-mount lenses (look at the lens support for M43 in contrast), price-gouging for an accessory flash in the case of the Nikon 1 V1, as-yet unproven image quality (versus the Oly image quality that I knew I liked) and the exorbitant asking price made me think again. Also was the equation in my mind that larger sensor = larger dynamic range and lower noise, and one, in general, tends to ride the sensor size vs. noise/DR performance curve till a comfortable compromise point is found. From what I knew, the M43 sensor size was the limit at which I felt comfortable, so after much information crunching, I indulged myself on a promotion at a popular local store which threw in an Oly tele zoom for an irresistible price as a part of a package (actually, my wife indulged me - it was a birthday gift from her). And I do not regret my decision (thank you, wifey). All the nice things I liked about the E-PL1 are still intact and then some. Focus speed is lightning fast (at least for S-AF). The output files have the signature Olympus look and color that I can best describe as delicious (I believe that several people are of the opinion that Olympus is soldiering with what they describe as an aging sensor, but at the end of the day, for me, it is all about the image quality which is more than enough for my needs). The camera is blessed with a light anti-aliasing filter which pulls out very fine details, making for crisply rendered images. The metal body is a treat, as is the overall construction and tactile feel of all the switches and buttons. The supplied flash which slides into the accessory port is nifty, although I must admit that I would have liked a built-in flash a-la the E-P3. To be fair, however, the flash folds down neatly and is non-obtrusive. Also, I am glad that Olympus retained manual flash control, allowing for variable manual power down to 1/64th of full power. The AF illuminator that I sorely missed is a very welcome addition on the Pen Mini. I have a lot of respect for the M43 system. It has reached a stage where it can be considered a very serious system, with a very broad range of lens offerings and other system accessories. The 2X crop factor provides a telephoto boost which is also useful for macro photography. Which brings me to the question, how do the files compare with APS cropped-sensor cameras (e.g. the D90)? The answer lies in the phrase shot discipline. If you are careful about how you shoot and also depending on your subject, the images from the Oly come very close to those from the D90. There are some images that, if viewed at non-pixel-peeping distance, I cannot tell the camera used to capture them (except, of course, for the tell-tale difference in the aspect ratio). I must mention that I mostly shoot at the base ISO - bumping up the ISO results in the image quality dropping much quicker than the D90 at higher ISOs - so what else is new? Noise analysis and tests as such do provide valuable information about camera performance I agree, but there is the in-the-field aspect that transcends all tests. At the end of the day, it is all about the image and the skill of the photographer that captures it. In this sense, the Pen Mini does little to come in the way of capturing a great image, although I must say that the entry-level menu interface can be slowing down if one needs to change certain settings, but once configured to one's liking, the process of shooting is smooth and seamless. As such, the camera is feature-rich and very customizable, and Olympus did not skimp on any features on this one (they even have a feature that allows pixel-remapping in the event that one is bothered by dead pixels). Autofocus is fast and accurate with M43 lenses (manual focus with lenses via an adapter, of course). At the end of the day, if you are careful about your shooting conditions and do not push the files too hard in post-process, the Pen Mini is capable of rewarding you with very pleasing images. The supplied kit lens is decent, and does a fine job of resolving sufficiently to the sensor, although I think that Olympus is price-gouging with the price of the lens if purchased alone, as I do not think that the performance of this lens is worth the asking price (so don't lose or damage the one you got with your camera). I have also used my 85mm f/1.8D, 35mm f/2 Ai, 105mm f/2.5 Ai and 200mm f/4 Ai lenses on this camera via a mount adapter with splendid results, only that I have to focus manually, which is fine by me. The camera is a superb macro device, greatly increasing the maximum magnification of any macro lens, allowing for the study of very finely detailed subjects. I am a big fan of the in-built image stabilization system, and I do believe it helps somewhat (I also believe that image stabilization is an aid to and not a substitute for proper shooting technique). Small, compact and portable, the camera with the basic M43 lens kit makes for a fine travel companion, which, if shot properly, could even give DSLRs a run for their money.
    Date published: 2011-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic camera and a great deal. Bought this camera as a companion to my Nikon D5100 DSLR. Wanted something really small and light and this fit the bill perfectly. Menus are a bit non-intuitive but not bad once you get used to them. Programable soft buttons make-up for lack of manual controls. Really like the quality of the metal body and overall retro look of the camera. Everything you would expect from a great company like Olympus. Kit lens is surprisingly compact and fairly sharp but also bought the 20mm Lumix which mates perfectly with the camera.
    Date published: 2012-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Street Photography I also have an Olympus E-PL1 as well and it produces excellent images. However I wanted something that could focus a bit faster. I thought at first the E-PM1 would be too small for my large hands. But in fact with a small prime lens I can hold this camera in one hand and take shots. Quite nice for inconspicuous street shooting.
    Date published: 2012-08-05
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