Creative power in
a small package.
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 is all the proof you need that small and stylish can deliver impressive images. This compact technological wonder features an expansive 16 MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VI Image Processor for powerfully vivid images that rival the quality of an SLR. Let the camera achieve photographic perfection with features like iAuto and 23 Scene Select Modes. Or take control using Direct Live Guide. Explore your creative side with 12 ready-to-use Art Filters. The PEN E-PM2 features technology to help you shoot brilliantly when light is hard to find. There’s blazing speed with an incredibly responsive touch shutter and 8 fps sequential shooting. The PEN E-PM2. The camera you want when you’re ready to leave compacts behind and capture your stories in spectacular fashion.
Professional Image Quality
16MP LIVE MOS IMAGE SENSOR
Featuring the 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor of the OM-D E-M5, the Olympus Micro Four Thirds flagship, the PEN E-PM2PM2, is optimized to maximize the performance of all mZuiko digital lenses in any shooting condition. Improvements to the sensitivity and read-out speed of the existing sensor makes shooting and Full HD movie recording possible.
TruePic VI Image Processor
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.
Proven Dust Reduction System
Olympus’ Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images, even if you change 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.
In-Body Image Stabilization
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!
Ease of Use
NEW Built-In Grip
For form, fit and feel. The E-PM2’s built-in grip allows for secure and comfortable handling of the E-S3.
NEW IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TOUCH NAVIGATION ON 3” LCD
The E-PM2 features a vertical bar touch navigation menu. The E-PM2 is designed to optimize the touch screen LCD and was introduced to operate the MENU display with a new simple operation instead of a mode dial. The E-PM2’s Touchscreen reacts quickly with the slightest touch and can focus by touch even if the subject is not in the center.
LIVE GUIDE AND NEW DIRECT LIVE GUIDE BUTTON
The E-PM2’s Live Guide system allows you to preview effects as you adjust them – before the image is even captured. With a simple touch, slide through numerous photographic effects, such as brightness, color saturation, blur background, etc. And now, it’s even easier to get to the Live Guide menu at the touch of a button on the top of the camera.
A convenient, fully automated feature that detects the scene and applies the best of six situations just by aiming the camera toward the subject. Backlight adjustments are automatically applied for Portrait and Landscape modes.
Shoot. Sync. Share Wirelessly.
Share your favorite pictures.
Wi-Fi capability lets you transfer photos wirelessly to smartphones and tablets with the FlashAir memory card and the OLYMPUS Image Share app. Perfect for posting them on social networking sites fast without any fuss. All to share your stories fast. Learn more.
TURN YOUR PICTURES INTO WORKS OF ART WITH ART FILTERS
The OI.Share app lets you use the Art Filter technology made popular by the OLYMPUS PEN. From Dramatic Tone to Pop Art, you can choose your favorite Art Filter and apply it to not only pictures that you imported from your camera, but also to pictures that are already saved on your smartphone.
IMMEDIATE RESPONSE ONE-TOUCH SHUTTER AND CONTROL
The E-PM2’s Touchscreen reacts quickly with the slightest touch and can focus by touch even if the subject is not in the center. Touch Screen display makes it easy to choose AF points, capture a picture, change camera settings, release the shutter or navigate controls, simply by touching the screen.
8FPS SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING
With the E-PM2 you can take up to eight photos a second, allowing you to easily capture that perfect shot, especially when your subject is moving.
FAST AF with Face and Eye Detect
The 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.
12 ART FILTERS AND 7 ART FILTER EFFECTS
Twelve in-camera Art Filters are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. Photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming HD movies. The Twelve in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale and Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Key Line, Dramatic Tone and NEW Watercolor) are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. Also, the E-PM2 now features the Monochrome Art Filter Effect, where the Picture Tone effect can change the color from normal monotone to sepia, blue, purple, and green.
FULL 1080I HD MOVIE – WITH ART FILTER MOVIE
Shoot up to 29 minutes of 1080 60i HD video and stereo sound in either .MOV or .AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just the press of a button. Shoot movies with Art Filters, and new to the E-PM2, change your Art Filter while shooting your movie and see the transition right on the LCD, without missing a beat.
Low Light Performance
The addition of this super luminosity LED beam allows the camera to focus faster in low light up to almost 10 feet
Stunning low light photos are a click away with an increased ISO sensitivity to 25,600.
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.
OLYMPUS IMAGE SHARE TECHNOLOGY
Share images to your Smart Device. Olympus allows for the usage of PENPAL BlueTooth Device, Eye-Fi Card or the new Flash Air Media Card. Not only is the new E-PM2 compatible, but the menu structure is designed for easy uploading from your selected device. Check out the Olympus smartphone apps.
BRACKETING: EXPOSURE, ISO, WHITE BALANCE, FLASH, ART FILTER, HDR POST-PROCESS
6 Bracketing functions allow you the flexibility to focus on the type of shot you want and view it in different ways so you can choose the best shot. Now featuring High Dynamic Range post-processing.
SMALL TARGET AF
New “small AF target” achieves the pinpoint focus. Focus on an AF point, within an AF point.
IMAGE ROTATION IN PLAYBACK
When the image is shot at portrait position, image is automatically rotated in playback.
DOWNLOADABLE BACKGROUND MUSIC SELECTION
Variety is the spice of life. Now, not only are there 4 background music tracks included in the camera, but you can also download music from the OLYMPUS web site, and replaced it instead of default music in the camera. Making Slideshow playback on your HDTV more fun!
CUSTOMIZABLE SELF TIMER
Self-timer customizing function can be utilized in various situations, the best is for self portraits. Control start times and shooting intervals. Start time(1-30sec) / shooting interval (0.5sec, 1sec, 2sec, 3sec) and number of shots （2~10).
RAW EDIT IN CAMERA
Like your shot but want a few revisions. Edit jpegs and now RAW files right in the camera. With the E-PM2 you can edit the raw image in camera body, fix Red-Eye, crop your image, change to black and white and more.
BULB SHOOTING TO 30 MINUTES
With the E-PM2, it is possible to decide the exposure time by previewing the effect on the backside monitor. Image during bulb shooting is updated at regular intervals (ex. by 0.5 sec.). The shutter opens by fully pressing the release button and the shutter closes by fully re-pressing the release button.
23 SCENE MODES
From portraits to sunset shots, the E-PM2 is equipped with 23 Scene-Select modes for effortless picture taking, including Fireworks, Sunset, Children, Macro and Panorama, to name a few. Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to smooth your subject’s complexion. There are even three scene modes that are specific to shooting with the new conversion lenses to optimize the performance of those lenses.
For easy photo and video playback on your HDTV. the E-PM2 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Using the HDMI output, just connect the E-PM2 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.
FINE DETAIL PROCESSING
Captures exceptional detail from shadow to highlight.
AF Tracking locks your subject into focus right on the LCD, and constantly adjusts focus and brightness whether you or your subject is moving. With this mode, a simple push of the AF button and shutter release enables you to keep fast-moving and unpredictable subjects in focus.
MANUAL FOCUS ASSIST
The E-PM2 provides two optional methods to help the user focus: a Magnified Focus (MF) Assist Function and Magnification Display. When using manual focus, the MF Assist feature aids with critical focus by allowing you to zoom in on part of the image by simply turning the focusing ring on the front of the lens. The Magnification Display enables you to selectively enlarge the image on the LCD at the touch of a button. This mode works for both autofocus and manual focus. Both MF Assist methods provide up to a 10x magnification of a single point of the image for critical focus; perfect for macro or still-life photography.
WIRELESS FLASH COMPATIBLE
Compatibility with wireless flash allows you to maximize the performance of your E-PM2 in a studio setting. Use the newly introduced FL-600R or the existing FL-300R and FL-50R.
MULTIPLE EXPOSURE SHOOTING
The 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!
MULTIPLE ASPECT RATIO SHOOTING
The E-PM2 lets you select one of four Aspect Ratios (4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4) that help frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like. Aspect ratios are available for still photo and HD movie capture, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors.
FULLY EXPANDABLE SYSTEM
A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and strobes are compatible with the E-PM2 to support all different types of photography needs.
The E-PM2 incorporates a port for connecting accessories including flashes, PENPAL®, MAL-1 Macro Light, SEMA-1 Microphone adapter and the VF-2/VF-3 viewfinders.
MULTI-MOTION IMAGE STABILIZATION FOR MOVIE
Corrects blur for slow and large movement caused by physically moving while shooting movies.
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.
7 PICTURE MODES
iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters.
ADVANCED SHADOW ADJUSTMENT TECHNOLOGY
You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images. The E-PM2's Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency either before image capture or during post-capture edits.
Product Type Product type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera Memory SD Memory Card*1 (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Flash Air compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2 )
*1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting.
*2: Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Screen size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V) Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount Image Pickup Product type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor Number of pixels / Aspect ratio Number of effective pixels : Approx. 16.1 million pixels. Total number of pixels : Approx. 17.2 million pixels. Aspect ratio : 1.33 (4:3) Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor) Recording(Still) Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still) Recording image size [RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File size RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB
Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
Image Stabilization System Type Built-in (Imager shift image stabilizer*3)
Mode 3 modes (S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF Focal length setting Available Available manual focal length setting Input focal length : 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000 Stabilization performance maximum 3 EV steps*4
*4: Based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.
Shutter speed range 2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected.) Live View Live view Approx. 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Highlight and shadow, Off Display of Face Detection Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed. Monitor Monitor type 3.0-inch wide monitor*8
*8: Approx. 460k dots(16:9), Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type
Touch control Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel, Touch Art Filter selection, Touch scene mode selection, Touch stripe screen (picture mode control) Tilting angle － Brightness / Color temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels Color tone select Vivid / Natural Focusing AF system High-speed imager AF Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)*9 / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) *9
*9: C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-mFTs lenses. It works as S-AF in C-AF mode.
Full-time AF Available Magnified frame AF Selectable from over 800 AF points
Enlarged view check by magnify button (available with old lenses*10)
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
*10: old lenses without data communication
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF Available / Available Eye Detection AF mode : Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode 35-area multiple AF All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target,(normal) Single target(small) AF Illuminator Available Manual focus assist * Customize function Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode) Exposure Control (Still) Metering system
(TTL Image sensor metering)
Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight, Spot metering with shadow Metering range EV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100) Exposure mode iAuto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE,
S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter,
Underwater wide / macro*11
*11: Selectable from menu as a function on Fn-1/Rec button
Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D *
*Using 3D lens(H-FT012) , still only
ISO sensitivity AUTO ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600)
Manual ISO 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button) Shutter Shutter type Computerized focal-plane shutter Shutter speed 1/4000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable)
Bulb/Time: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)
Flash Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Auto*13, Manual, super FP*13(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
*13: Available on the external flash
Bundled flash*14 TTL flash, GN=7(ISO100・m) / GN=10 (ISO200・m)
*14: Bundled FL-LM1. Attach it on the hot shoe and connect it to the accessory port 2. Available on FL-LM1/2.
Flash mode Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual (1/1 (FULL) ～1/64) Synchronization speed 1/250sec. or less*15
*15: It depends on flash models or flash mode
FL-LM1/2: 1/250 sec., FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Other: 1/200 sec., Super FP: 1/125-1/4000 sec.
Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R Wireless Flash Control Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R Control method Triggered and controlled by bundled flash FL-LM1*16 *16: Available on FL-LM2/ FL-600R.
(Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
External Flash intensity type TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL Channel 4 channels Group No. 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash*17)
*17: Available on FL-LM1/2 / FL-600R
Drive Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential shooting H mode]*18 8.0 fps * in case of "I.S. Off" *18: Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
[Sequential shooting L mode] *19
3.6 fps* in case of "I.S. Off" (in 3.5 seq. shooting L)
3.0 fps* in case of "I.S. On" (in 3 seq. shooting L)
*19: When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mmⅡR f3.5-5.6
Max. recordable pictures
on sequential shooting *
[RAW] Max. 27frames (in 3 seq. shooting L), Max.15 frames (in 8 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Unlimited consecutive shooting (in 3 seq. shooting L), Max. 19 frames ( in 8 seq. shooting H)
* When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mmⅡR f3.5-5.6.
* With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I card R95-W80 8GB model, based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10) Bracketing Exposure bracketing 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable ISO bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis. Flash bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable Art Filter bracketing i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable bracketing for HDR post process 3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.
*HDR picture can not be made by this function.
Art Filter Mode (Variation / Effect) Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.) Soft Focus ( - / c.e.) Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.) Light Tone ( - / d.) Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g) Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.) Diorama ( - / d.) Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.) Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.) Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g) Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.) Watercolor (I, II / a.c.d.) Art Effect a. Soft Focus Effect b. Pin-Hole Effect c. White Edge Effect d. Frame Effect e. Star Light Effect f. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green) g. Pict. Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green) Movie Recording format MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI (Motion JPEG) Movie Mode [MOV] Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 30p (29.97fps) Recording
20Mbps (Fine) / 17Mbps (Normal) : Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30p (29.97fps) Recording
13Mbps (Fine) / 10Mbps (Normal) : Aspect 16:9
[AVI Motion JPEG] HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps *20, Aspect 16:9 SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *20, Aspect 4:3 *20 : Except for some of the Art Filters Maximum Recording Time [MOV] Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 22min(Fine) HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine) [AVI] HD : Approx. 7min*21 / SD : Approx. 14min*21 *21 : Except for some of the Art Filters Movie Function Movie Effect : One shot echo / Multi echo / Art fade
Art Filter Movie, Aperture priority Movie, Shutter Priority Movie, Manual Shooting Movie
IS for Movie Built in (Electronic image stabilizer)
2mode (M-IS1,M-IS2), off, Panasonic OIS lens priority
AE Lock Available Exposure control (Movie) P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priority AE, M: Manual, Art Filter
* S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.
Compression ratio Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD) File size MOV Format : Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
Recording(Sound) Recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz) Microphone/Speaker Stereo/Mono Microphone function Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
White Balance White balance mode Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting) White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB Preset white balance 7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)
- Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
Color Mode Color matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB Picture Mode Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Filters] Multi Exposure Number of picture / Function 3 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture (RAW) Multi Aspect Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4 One Push Tele-converter Magnification x2 Playback Playback mode Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow *(with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
* Slideshow : Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can be selectable.(Still)
1 BGM replaceable. Auto angle correction
Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF Menu Languages 34 languages selectable :
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Reset & custom setting My Set 4 settings recordable Image Editing Editing function RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording RAW picture editing RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
Detail edit acceptable.(Preview, Memory of 2 setting, re-development)
Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible) Input/Output USB/AV/Remote controller connector Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.] HDMI connector Micro HDMI (Type-D) Flash attachment Hot shoe Accessory Port 2 Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.] PC interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed TV interface HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound) Power Requirements Battery BLS-5 Li-ion battery (included) Sleep mode Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable) Number of recordable pictures Approx. 360 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard]
(with BLS-5 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)
Dimensions / Weight Dimensions 109.8 mm (W) x 64.2mm (H) x 33.8mm (D)
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
Weight Approx. 269g [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLS-5 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 223g [body only]
Operating Environment Temperature 0 ~ +40℃ (operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (storage) Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage) Box contents Box contents Body, Flash FL-LM1, Li-ion battery BLS-5, Li-ion battery charger BCS-5, USB cable, AV cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 2 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
with M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R
and M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R
The E-PM2 two lens kit gives you all the lens options you may ever need. The included M.Zuiko Digital lenses have effective focal length ranges from 28mm to 300mm, so you can capture any scene or subject from panoramic landscapes, to impressive portraits and even telephoto shots of sports action or wildlife photography.
Available Colors: Red
- Olympus PEN E-PM2 camera body
- M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens
- M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R lens
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June 30, 2014
I started out with a box camera years ago. I quickly went to 35mm SLR and had to buy tons of lens and all the goodies. I than bought point and shoot camera but it had its limitation. The I went to the Ultra zooms point and shoots and was really really happy with the results but the photo ratings were never great even though the pictures were outstanding. I wanted something that was rated with outstanding image quality and I picked the PEN E-PM2. Yes it has outstanding image quality but then, to do what I want to do I had to buy more lens, an EVF and other high price stuff and it still cannot compare to what my point and shoot Ultra- zoom camera can do. So now I now have to use two cameras and have to carry a lot of stuff. Yes I love my new PEN E-PM2 and yes I love my old Ultra zoom camera .
April 01, 2014
I've used digital cameras for 10 years now, but only point-and-shoots. I wanted to move up to a DSLR, but was held back by the price and by the bulkiness (I do a fair bit of hiking). The PEN E-PM2 appealed to me because of its low price and its compact size. I've only had it a couple of weeks, but I am more than impressed! Outdoor shots are clear and sharp; the camera focuses with blinding speed, and shots taken without a tripod have almost no blur at all. Indoor shots are likewise amazing. Shots that would have been underexposed on my other cameras have turned out to be well-exposed, even without a flash.
Speaking of flash, that's the one drawback of this camera. Having to insert the flash unit when you need it is an annoying extra step. I don't want to keep it on the camera by default, due to the additional bulk it adds, but when it's needed it takes two or three minutes to dig it out of the bag and put it in place. Would a built-in flash really have been all that much extra?
Overall, I think I'm going to be very pleased with this little guy!
March 28, 2014
Excellent introduction into the micro four thirds format
The two lens kit provides one with a relatively inexpensive way to enjoy advantages of the micro four thirds format without major expense. Lens focal length range 14-150 (28-300 equivalent) will meet most people's needs. Camera is quite small, although with either lens not pocketable. A beginner can use it in an all-auto mode. A more advanced amateur would need to activate the SuperControl Panel. The manual is not very clear on this, but there are on line help videos for users. Do not buy red colored one - red is likely to reflect onto your subject, if shooting at as a close range (macro). The 14-42 mm lens seems fine, the 40-150 lens has a very high amount of chromatic aberrations at the edges of the frame, at all focal length. Surprisingly, this does not seem to be corrected in software. For an advanced amateur the best use is as a second body, or for social pictures, taking advantage of good performance up to 1600 ASA equivalent sensitivity. Plenty of accessories, especially lenses, including very compact ones are available.
March 11, 2014
TWO THUMBS UP!!
This is an "upgrade" from my old Nikon D5000 DSLR. Everytime I posted pictures in Facebook with my Nikon I used to do a lot of editing - brightness, contrast, color, etc. Not with E-PM2. Great to post direct from the SD card with a minimum of editing, mostly just cropping or straightening. I was surprised with the quality of the pictures. Highly recommended for amateurs and penny pinchers like me.
March 07, 2014
Great Little Camera
I was looking for a camera to travel with that was not as bulky as a full DSLR, but better than a point and shoot camera. The Olympus E-PM2 was the ideal choice. At $399 for a two lens kit was a great value. The photo quality is excellent, with nice 8x10 enlargements. My camera from and came with a case, 8mb SD card and a tripod, at the $399 price. Operating the camera is very intuitive, but I have the tools at hand for more advanced shooting.
The camera feels sturdy, with good body material. Battery life is excellent, and the LCD screen is huge and bright. I do wish the flash was built-in, but that would have increased the camera size. Besides I can use aftermarket flash heads.
February 24, 2014
Can't beat it for the money
I bought this camera for my wife to try to get her interested in photography. She loves the size and weight. The image quality is outstanding. The menu system would confuse Einstein, but I am able to simply things for her so she can take photos she is extremely happy with and that's all that really matters. Getting two very usable lenses with this camera at this price is an absolute bargain. I would recommend getting one of the optional viewfinders as the rear screen will wash out in bright sunlight. I found the VF-1 to be more than adequate. I don't think you can find a better combination of image quality and value. GO FOR IT.
January 07, 2014
After getting through the short learning curve, I'm sorry I waited so long to buy the PEN. It is a lot easier to use than my old E620. Even more happy to find an adapter to let me use all my old PEN-F lenses. I just set options to manual, shutter priority, auto exposure, and max exposure to 20000 and start shooting. The 2x extender is an unexpected extra.
December 02, 2013
Excellent image quality
Excellent image quality . Touch focus is very handy . It is easy to focus a bird beside a feeder . It is very difficult to almost impossible to focus flying bird . Low noise Under 3200 iso . Overall very good picture taking camera
September 25, 2013
Perfect for what it is
This tiny camera now replaces an E3, E620 and Panasonic Lx-7.
I use it as a second camera, and it is just perfect for that. Small enough to take it everywhere, but the image quality is as good as that of much bigger and more expensive cameras.
I got the wide angle converter for it, so the collapsible lens can go from 21 mm to 84 mm without cropping. That's a great range.
The lack of (built-in) viewfinder or extra control buttons is immaterial; if someone wants those things, the EP-5 or OMD-EM5 is the way to go, but for a second, go-everywhere camera compactness is far more important; I would rather sacrifice the extra buttons than image quality! And there is no compromise in that respect.
August 11, 2013
First of all, the hardware specs make for an excellent instrument. Sensor, AF, meter, and AWB. All perform very well.
The lack of buttons can be overcome with the SCP. Google it. Very simple to enable and very powerful.
Like any other body, you have to get accustomed to it. Don't let a users lack of flexibility deter you away, this little Oly is fully customizable and easy to use - even for the photographer with an extensive background. (:
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