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Olympus PEN E-PM1

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Overall 9
8.6

Olympus E-PM1

Camera Labs
30 December 2011
  • Summary: The Olympus E-PM1 is the baby of the 2011 PEN triplets. Nick-named the PEN Mini, the E-PM1 doesn't replace an existing model, but is a new entry in the range designed to appeal to those who want to step up from a point-and-shoot. As such it's smaller, lighter, more accessible and crucially cheaper than its more sophisticated siblings, the E-PL3 and E-P3. Indeed it's one of the most affordable mirror-less ILCs on the market.
  • Pros: Built-in stabilisation works with any lens., 1080i60 movie mode with PASM., Standard hotshoe with an accessory port., Fast start-up and quick AF response.
  • Cons: Lacks a touch or tilting screen., Movie stabilisation artifacts., Incorrect control labels when customised., Single-use accessory port.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Appearance 10
10
Build quality 9
9.0

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
3 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Starting with the cons, the same petty gripe as the E-PL3 was expected… there’s still no HDMI cable to easily plug and play FullHD and 3D capabilities directly to a HD screen. And second the non-easy option to access the ISO function... Even if it does eventually get easier to source the more you use it. After that, it’s all rosy. The E-PM1 passed with flying colours.
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Olympus E-PM1

What Digital Camera
8 November 2011
  • Excerpt: A pocketable CSC, the Olympus E-PM1 looks to fit PEN functionality in a far smaller shell.
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Overall 10
10
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10
Photo quality - landscapes 8
8.0
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 10
10
Photo quality - low light 8
8.0
Photo quality - sports 6
6.0

Olympus PEN E-PM1

digicambuyer.co.uk
13 January 2012
  • Conclusion: The E-PM1 is an excellent CSC, coupling stylish looks with great features. It’s the perfect step up from a compact, offering every feature you could want
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Overall 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
8.5
Control 9
8.5
Video quality 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1

PhotoReview
1 November 2011
  • Summary: A pocketable PEN camera that comes in six fashionable colours and supports some creative shooting modes plus Full HD video recording.The PEN Mini E-PM1 is the smallest, lightest and simplest of the three interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras announced by Olympus in June 2011. Designed for snapshooters looking for a very compact camera that's easy to use but delivers above-average image quality, it offers most of the sophisticated functions provided by its up-market...
  • Pros: You want a smart-looking mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses, raw file capture plus in-camera image stabilisation and effective dust reduction technology., You'd like Full HD video recording with stereophonic sound., You'd appreciate relatively fast autofocusing. Don't buy this camera if :, You require a built-in flash., You shoot movies outdoors and require clear soundtracks. (No wind cut filter is provided on the E-PM1.) IMATEST GRAPHS JPEG image files
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Overall 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
8.5
Control 9
8.5
Video quality 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1

PhotoReview
1 November 2011
  • Summary: A pocketable PEN camera that comes in six fashionable colours and supports some creative shooting modes plus Full HD video recording.The PEN Mini E-PM1 is the smallest, lightest and simplest of the three interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras announced by Olympus in June 2011. Designed for snapshooters looking for a very compact camera that's easy to use but delivers above-average image quality, it offers most of the sophisticated functions provided by its up-market...
  • Pros: You want a smart-looking mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses, raw file capture plus in-camera image stabilisation and effective dust reduction technology., You'd like Full HD video recording with stereophonic sound., You'd appreciate relatively fast autofocusing. Don't buy this camera if :, You require a built-in flash., You shoot movies outdoors and require clear soundtracks. (No wind cut filter is provided on the E-PM1.) IMATEST GRAPHS JPEG image files
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 m43 Review

ePHOTOzine
23 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 is the smallest Olympus PEN released and introduces a whole new range of "Mini" PENs, assuming Olympus go on to release the E-PM2 and E-PM3 in coming years.
  • Pros: Two year warranty, Good build quality, Excellent image quality, In camera anti-shake (works with ALL lenses), Customisable video, right and down buttons, 5.5 fps shooting (fastest M43 yet), Compact, stylish design, Rear thumb grip, Art filters, Great colours (although brown isn't my favourite), Very good value for money
  • Cons: Lacks built in flash, Advanced menus can seem daunting, Slow pop up menus, Small scroll wheel, No front grip (flipbac? why not give the option Olympus?), Lacks a mode dial / zoom buttons shared, Some images are blurred with IS on at closer focus lengths (Macro)
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0

Minikamera med power

datatid.dk
21 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Det vil i praksis sige, at du får samme billedkvalitet som i de to større modeller, da indmaden er den samme. Der hvor kameraet byder på mindre, er i indstillingerne. Du får ikke helt de samme prof-muligheder i programvalgene, og det kan da godt genere den indædte fotoentusiast. Du får gode, men amatør-betonede programvalg, som kører mere eller mindre automatisk. De fungerer faktisk ret godt, men entusiasten vil savne de mere avancerede indstillinger.
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