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GENERAL
Model Olympus PEN E-PM2 Olympus PEN E-PM1
Release Date 2013-05-21 2011-11-23
Camera Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Current Price $499.00 $1,796.94
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
16

Megapixel

12

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 4608 x 3456 4032 x 3024
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area
224mm2
224mm2
Max ISO

25600

12800

Min ISO

20

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Olympus PEN E-PM2 Olympus PEN E-PM1
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 60 sec 60 sec
Continuous Shooting 8 fps 6 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift Sensor-shift
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00 m (bundled FL-LM1) no built-in flash
Max Flash Sync 1/250s 1/160s
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels) Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Electronic (optional) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification n/a n/a
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology n/a HyperCrystal LCD AR(Anti-Reflective) coating
Screen Size
3″
3″
Resolution 460k dots 460k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Olympus PEN E-PM2 Olympus PEN E-PM1
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
  • AVCHD
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Type Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 269 g 265 g
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 34 mm 110 x 64 x 34 mm
Body Sealing No No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

360 Shots

330 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Eye-Fi Connected None
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Olympus PEN E-PM2 Olympus PEN E-PM1
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 35 35
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $499.00 $1,796.94