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
Smaller and lighter than standard SLR lenses, this lens provides full 3x zoom performance in a very small package. The evolution of this PEN kit lens now focuses faster than ever before, so you won't miss out on rapid shooting situations! This lightweight and compact lens delivers high image quality and has an excellent close-up shooting capability.
- Olympus PEN E-PM2 camera body
- M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens
E-PM2 body only
The Olympus PEN E-PM2 is all the proof you need that small and stylish can deliver impressive images. The camera you want when you’re ready to leave compacts behind and capture your stories in spectacular fashion.
- Olympus PEN E-PM2 camera body
Review Summary for the PEN E-PM2
Do you own this product?
Please, tell us what you think about it. It helps us provide you with better products.
Please note that it may take up to 72 hours for your review to appear.
Customer Reviews of the PEN E-PM2View Page:
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. (:
July 16, 2013
Tiny Body Hides Major Advances
Almost identical to OM-5 performance in a small, pretty unit. No viewfinder, but the VF1,2, and 3 work. No built-in flash, but the kit, FL14, FL300, and, yep, FL50R work.. No dial, but... well, set up the button and wheel in MySet and any combo works. The 35 mm F3.5 w/adapter is sweet; the 40-150 M is terrific for the price, and the kit is darned good from 20-38 or so. The 16mp sensor and ver. 6 software blow away all previous PENs. I do 7,000 shots a year for a foundation. Sensor and speed, ISO and AF speeds slash postprocessing. ISO to 2000 is printable to 8x10. The mini- handgrip is mini-grippable, and mini-handy maybe, Manual is improved, menus are getting there. A great buy for me.
June 19, 2013
Performs well as advertised.
This camera performs well in all aspects. I was particularly interested in its' low light light performance and it did not disappoint. The megapixl count is decent and it is much lighter than my E-30. Even my wife can use it effectively. I definitely would invest in the electronic viewfinder. Although the LCD is usually more than adequate, there are times when the sunlight overwhelms the LCD display. This addresses the problem nicely.
June 18, 2013
Great Camera, Screen Vulnerable, Documentation Sparse, Accessories Exorbitant
I have had this E-PM2 for a month, and I’ve taken a few hundred pictures with it.
I think that Olympus started out with some great ideas when they designed and built the E-PM2. There are improvements over the E-PM1, and the camera takes great pictures.
There are numerous problems, though, which significantly sour the experience of using it.
The camera takes great pictures by itself, with just a press of the shutter.
The 7 X 5 grid on the touch-screen is very useful for choosing where in a picture you want the focus to be. I have often told the camera to change what it’s focusing on, and it complies immediately, with perfect results. Perhaps the best part of this touch-screen on-the-fly focusing is during movie recording. You can actually change the focus while the movie is being shot, making intimate conversations or near-far adjustments quick and easy. During movie recording, the focus change is done over a second or so, making a professional-looking change that looks great when played back.
That said, there are design flaws and oversights that make the camera frustrating to use.
The screen on the E-PM2 is even more vulnerable than the E-PM1’s screen. If the camera is laid down on its back, it is laying on the screen. This allows for scratching and other damage. There is no surrounding frame to lift the screen off a surface. Even a protective film would come loose quickly, because there is no way to protect the edge from being peeled up through everyday use. This is poor design. At this price, this isn’t a throw-away camera, even if it is aimed at an entry-level novice market.
Documentation is sparse – there are few or no directions on how to navigate through the menu system to get to many desired settings. For instance, I had to call customer service to find out how to use the “bulb” function, because it was mentioned briefly on one page in the owner’s manual. (It involves getting into the “gear” settings and turning the feature on.)
The camera’s screen has brighter “gamma” than the included computer software; once a picture is loaded onto the computer, some areas appear very dark which were full of color and detail on the camera’s screen. To correct this, “gamma” has to be increased by 2.5 or more, and then the image is still washed out compared to the way it looked on the camera’s screen.
If the optional electronic viewfinder is used on the camera, then a flash cannot be used in any way, because the viewfinder covers over the hot shoe. Since the viewfinder gets its signal and power from the accessory port, it would be nice if Olympus would put a pass-through hot shoe on top of the electronic viewfinder. That would solve this significant design flaw.
The optional remote control cable is less than 3 feet long. For a long exposure, you’ll have to stand beside the camera – there’s no length to sit down with. That is just disappointing.
Olympus wants outrageous amounts of money for these accessories. Talk about short-changing the customer. It would be nice if Olympus would release the technical specs of its “accessory port” so that third parties could sell accessories for a fourth what Olympus charges.
The camera is pretty good for its price, but the documentation is sparse at best, and the necessary accessories are priced to gouge the customer. Make a list of all the parts you’ll need, and take the time to compare prices with other brands. The other guys’ total package may cost less.
April 07, 2013
very highly recommended !!
i just bought e-pm2 3 days ago...from just browsing to olympus.com .....within 3 days, i can operate the camera with ease....shooting here and there, from ordinary objects to moving high objects, the results.."its superb"....i'm very proud the show it with my friends who has the big ones cameras, DLSR....although my is smaller than them, the verdict their impress that my e-pm2 can level up with them.....specially the color of the pictures and touch screen mode....wow amazing....I'm very very happy, and frankly speaking I know, I bought the right camera for me!, and planning to buy more accessories ....
March 10, 2013
We bought this camera to replace an awful point and shoot and it is wonderful. I have no photography experience but I wanted to get professional looking results in an easy to use camera. That's what I got. The images look amazing and I am just using the auto setting. Love the art filters! Love the sequential shooting! I am very happy to have paid $500 for a camera that allows me to take beautiful shots of my young kids. Worth every penny.
March 09, 2013
Outstanding camera once you get over its steep learning curve
The camera should ONLY be shot from the screen to avoid camera shake. You don't even have to tap the screen, it will fire with the slightest touch. My main gripe is that you have to re-do the changes to sharpness or brightness if you turn the camera on and off. But it is a minor annoyance compared to the fine pix it takes with any of its kit lenses, including the 14-42. But I have not had the pancake 15mm off the camera in a week. I shoot it on pinhole and put it out there in the rain and then duck it back into my coat.
The multiple shot feature on hi is blazingly fast. The artistic modes work like a charm. I really love the thing and never leave home without it draped around my neck. I just finished a portrait of my uncle who is 92 and my aunt that will be a family treasure. Hand held, natural light. The camera will outshoot anything under double its price.
March 09, 2013
Outstanding camera! Good value!
I have had this camera for about a month and, so far, I'm very impressed! The size is just right, the features are great and the pictures are amazing. The touch screen shutter is fantastic. I thought I would miss a built-in flash (I don't) and a wheel to access shooting modes (i don't) but the included flash works very well and the touch screen is very responsive. Overall, an excellent camera for the money. Great for amateurs moving up to the micro four thirds format. The package lens works well and I added a telephoto that is terrific. Would not hesitate to recommend this camera!
February 26, 2013
biggest bang for the buck
I think this is one fine camera...I have been shooting with Nikon DSLR's over the past few years and in many ways this camera is equal to or better...in many cases better...especially quick focusing and the touch focus and shutter are amazing...sometimes the tracking works and other times not...but I use this to shoot indoor amateur ice hockey with great results...I use the 75 mm 1.8 and the 45 1.8...both really nice lenses...and once the SCP is set up this camera handles almost as fast as a full featured DSLR...I am a man with small pudgy hands and I like how this feels in my hand...also I have been shooting some in high ISO 2500 - 3200 and the detail in the images is still very good...the kit lens is none too shabby either...for a kit lens especially stopped down it is pretty sharp...I don't always use the image stabilization but when I do my images are coming out pretty sharp at 1/15th of a second...I could go on and on...but I won't...but there is a video on youtube that shows how to set up the super control panel...set that up and I feel this camera will amaze you
Write Your Own Review of the PEN E-PM2