Summary: The Olympus PEN-EPM2 is a point-and-shoot mirrorless camera which does exactly what a novice will need it to. For more adventurous users, there's a lot of functionality hidden beneath the skin (including the image quality of the OM-D) making the E-PM2 a potentially very attractive second camera.
Pros: OM-D image quality in smaller, lighter, cheaper body, Excellent JPEG color and exposure, Suprising level of customizability with several user-assigned function buttons, Raw shooting and in-camera processing, Small but functional handgrip, Flash accessory included, Fast 8 fps burst shooting mode, Touch-sensitive screen available for those who want it; enough physical buttons for those who don't, AF is very fast and accurate - among the best AF systems out there for sin...
Cons: Flash competes with other potential accessories for single accessory port, Image on LCD is difficult to see in bright sunlight, No external dials for exposure mode/shooting parameter setting, Sparse controls and compact layout may be too cramped for some
Summary: This new sensor delivers quality images combined with a speedy performance. Image noise is very low, delivering clean images until ISO 1600 and usable ones until 12800. Both white-balance and metering systems are very reliable. Colors are not perfect but can be reasonably close for general use. The E-PM2 outputs images clearly ahead of its predecessor and improves speed in all areas except video.
Pros: Very low image noise, Reliable metering, Good white-balance, Quick shot-to-shot speed, Fast contrast-detect AF, Short shutter-lag, Generally responsive, Effective built-in stabilization, Excellent automatic, High level of customization
Cons: Poor color accuracy, Focus hunts in low light, Long black-out, Display not always, Low contrast LCD, Modal EC interface, 1s Video record delay, Uncomfortable strap eyelets, Flimsy battery and memory door
Conclusion: Both cameras performed well and gave us crisp, focused photos. We were finding it difficult to justify the $100 to spring for the E-PL5 over the E-PM2. But then we started tilting the screen out to review photos or framing the best angle for a shot, and it became a “must have” feature.
Pros: Fast autofocusing system, Takes very good photos, Special effects and filters allow you to take fun pictures, A slightly more affordable option to the similar E-PL5
Cons: Requires playing around to learn features and settings, Lens is a bit big on what is otherwise a compact camera, LCD real estate is eaten up by the menu options
Summary: Don't be put off or fooled by the rather simplistic menu layout and the art filters, which may not be to everyone's taste. The Olympus Pen E-PM2 is a very capable little camera, and would be ideal for someone looking for a CSC for occasional use alongside a more advanced DSLR. It will be interesting to see how the new Pen E-PL5 (Pen Lite) fares in our test in a few weeks' time, and to see exactly what features it adds to the Olympus Pen range.
Summary: Buy this camera if: - You want a smart-looking interchangeable-lens camera for point-and-press shooting. - You'd like Full HD video recording with stereophonic sound.| - You'd appreciate relatively fast autofocusing. Don't buy this camera if: - You make extensive use of lens aperture and shutter speed settings. - You require a built-in viewfinder and/or flash. - You have large hands and/or limited dexterity.
Pros: You want a smart-looking interchangeable-lens camera for point-and-press shooting., You'd like Full HD video recording with stereophonic sound.|, You'd appreciate relatively fast autofocusing. Buy this camera if:, You want a smart-looking interchangeable-lens camera for point-and-press shooting., You'd like Full HD video recording with stereophonic sound., You'd appreciate relatively fast autofocusing.
Cons: You make extensive use of lens aperture and shutter speed settings., You require a built-in viewfinder and/or flash., You have large hands and/or limited dexterity. Don't buy this camera if:, You make extensive use of lens aperture and shutter speed settings., You require a built-in viewfinder and/or flash., You have large hands and/or limited dexterity.
Summary: A qualidade de construção é típica de qualquer Pen da Olympus, com o corpo em alumínio, moldura em plástico reforçado e um pequeno apoio frontal de borracha que melhora significativamente a ergonomia da máquina. Por causa da reduzida dimensão, esta Pen Mini utiliza um ecrã fixo, de três polegadas e táctil, que facilita bastante a utilização dos menus utilizados na máquina, embora sirva igualmente para indicar o ponto de focagem que pretende fotografar.
Pros: Dimensões verdadeiramente compactas | Qualidade de imagem
Conclusion: Olympus bietet mit der E-PM2 eine sehr kompakte DSLM mit sehr guter Bildqualität. Der Micro-FourThirds-Kamera liefert 16-Megapixel-Fotos mit wenig Bildrauschen und einer hohen Auflösung. An der Geschwindigkeit von Autofokus und den Serienbildern gibt es nichts auszusetzen. Die Bedienung hat Olympus stark aufs Menü ausgerichtet. Wer Tasten für eine Vielzahl an Funktionen erwartet, wird nicht glücklich.
Pros: Sehr gute Bildqualität, Schneller Autofokus, Klein und leicht
Cons: Altbackenes Menü mit vielen Abkürzungen, Kein interner Blitz, Modus-Wahlrad fehlt