Summary: One of the best compliments I can give the Olympus PEN Mini camera is this: The Mini's look, feel, and performance level make me expect to see a much higher price tag on this model. The PEN Mini, also called the E-PM1, shoots high-quality photos, and it has a fast response level.
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.
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.
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...
Summary: The new Olympus E-PM3 is a great start to a new series of smaller, lighter and sexier PEN cameras, taking the design cues of the E-PL3 further without sacrificing too much in the way of features or ease-of-use.
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. To enable the smallest PEN yet, Olympus has developed a new smaller shutter system, shared with the
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), V...
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)
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.