OLYMPUS PEN Mini E-PM1 Mirrorless Camera

OLYMPUS PEN Mini E-PM1 Mirrorless Camera  (Black)

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Highlights
  • Effective Pixels: 12.3 MP
  • Optical Zoom: 3
  • LCD Size: 3 inch
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000
  • Auto Focus
Description
Olympus has done wonders with the newest and the smallest bridge camera in the PEN series of digital cameras; the Olympus Mini E-PM1 camera. This metal bodied portable camera looks small but comes loaded with smart performance features that provide superior images with quality. Equipped with High Speed Live MOS Sensor, this digital camera captures life-like images at 12.3 megapixels.

The E-PM1 is apt for photography buffs looking for a compact digital camera with high-end features that are usually available only in SLR cameras. The YesPic VI processor powers the Olympus E-PM1 and provides Full HD movie recording with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution at 30 fps. This digital camera supports 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 6:6 and 3:4 aspect ratios.

Body

The Olympus camera has a matte finish and weighs only 265 g with battery and memory card. The ergonomically designed bridge camera comes with a set of organized and well-placed control buttons which provide an easy interface for shooting high quality images and videos effortlessly.

You get to enjoy a crystal-clear 100 per cent field of view with the 3 inch LCD screen which comes with Anti-Reflection Coating. The display comes with a resolution of 460,000 dots. The E-PM1 camera is compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-I for storing images and videos. Powered by a Lithium Ion battery pack, this bridge camera can click up to 300 images when fully charged.

Performance

This camera comes with micro four thirds lens mount. The Olympus bridge camera has a focal length of 14 - 42 mm with a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 28 - 84 mm. The aperture setting controls the amount of light that falls on the image sensor when capturing images. In this Olympus digital camera, the aperture ranges from f/3.5 - 5.6.

The E-PM1 offers an optical zoom up to 3x which closes in on your subjects for capturing images at a distance. This digital camera has a minimum focus range of 9.8 inch. With ISO ranging from 200 - 12800, you get to click flawless images irrespective of low lighting conditions or under bright lights. The shutter speed of 60 - 1/4000 second, lets you capture amazing photographs of waterfalls and moving traffic in the night. In the Bulb mode, the shutter speed comes down to 30 seconds. .

Features & Connectivity

The best part of the Olympus E-PM1 digital camera is the Art Filter feature. The list of special effects that can be applied in images brings out the creativity in you. This feature eliminates the need to edit photographs by transforming simple images to fantastic and unique photographs with an artistic touch.

The Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system) ensures that the image sensor stays dust-free in case any dust particles fall while changing lenses. With an assortment of scene modes like Portrait, Landscape, Panorama, Fireworks and many more, you can shoot brilliant images without having to fiddle with any settings in the camera.

The Sensor Shift Image Stabilizer safeguards your images from getting distorted by minor shakes or jerks. The Face Detection feature of the E-PM1 camera automatically captures images by identifying faces in the screen. You can also take group photos with your friends and family using the self-timer which gives a delay of 2 or 12 seconds before clicking an image.

In the Sequential Shooting mode, the Olympus camera captures images at 4.1 fps with Image Stabilizer. The E-PM1 camera captures images in JPEG, RAW, JPEG+RAW and MPO formats. The videos are recorded in AVCHD / AVI Motion JPEG formats providing impeccable quality. You can connect the E-PM1 camera to an HDTV using HDMI cable to watch videos and images in high quality. In order to transfer images, you simply connect this digital camera to your laptop or PC using a USB 2.0 cable. The combined Video and USB offers NTSC or PAL selection.
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Specifications
General
Sales Package
  • Camera with (14-42 mm) Lens, Flash, USB, Battery, Battery Charger, Strap and CD Rom
Model Name
  • PEN Mini E-PM1
Type
  • Mirrorless
Effective Pixel
  • 12.3 MP
Screen Resolution Type
  • Full HD
Optical Zoom
  • 3
Maximum Shutter Speed
  • 1/4000 sec
Sensor And Sensitivity Features
Sensor Size
  • Four Thirds
Maximum ISO
  • 12800
Maximum FPS
  • 5.5 fps
ISO Rating
  • Auto: ISO 200 - 12800, Manual: ISO 200 - 12800
Sensor Technology
  • High Speed Live MOS
Metering
  • TTL 324 Zones Multi-pattern, ESP Light Metering, Spot Metering, Centre Weighted Metering
Focus Features
Auto Focus
  • Yes
Manual Focus
  • Yes
Other Focus Features
  • TTL Contrast Detection
Lens & Exposure Features
Type of Lens
  • Zoom Lens, 8 Elements in 7 Groups
Lens Color Filter
  • Primary (RGB) Color Filter
Lens Focal Length
  • 14 mm - 42 mm (35 mm Equivalent to 28 - 84 mm)
Aperture Range
  • F3.5 - F5.6
Minimum Shutter Speed
  • 60 sec
Modes And Functions
External Flash
  • Yes
Built-in Flash
  • Yes
Flash Modes
  • Auto, Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync with Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync 2nd Curtain, Fill-in, Off
HD Support
  • Yes
Self-timer
  • Yes
Red Eye Reduction
  • Yes
Dust Reduction
  • Yes
Macro Mode
  • Yes
Other Features
  • Battery Type: BLS-1, BLS-5 Li-ion Battery, Self-timer: 2 and 12 sec, Dust Reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter
White Balancing
  • Auto, Preset (Daylight, Lamp, Fluorescent, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Underwater WB)
Shooting Modes
  • Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Macro, Sport, Night Scene, Night with Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS Mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Document, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach and Snow, Fisheye Conv, Wide Conv, Macro Conv, 3D
Audio And Video Features
Video Format
  • AVCHD, AVI Motion JPEG
Audio Video Interface
  • Video Output (NTSC, PAL)
Audio Format
  • Dolby Digital, WAV
Image Features
Image Sizing
  • 4032 x 3024
Image Format
  • RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D Still)
Image Stabilizer
  • Yes
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 6:6, 3:4
Face Detection
  • Yes
Image Stablizer
  • Sensor Shift
Continuous Shots
  • Yes, 5.5 fps
Storage & Power Features
Upgradable Memory
  • Yes
Card Type
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC / UHS-I
Battery Type
  • Lithium Battery
Connectivity & Display Features
PictBridge
  • Yes
USB
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
HDMI
  • Yes
Display Size
  • 3 inch
LCD Display
  • LCD, Anti-reflection Coating
LCD Display Image Resolution
  • 460,000 dots
LCD Display Video Resolution
  • 1920 x 1080
Additional Features
Wide Angle
  • Yes
Microphone
  • Stereo
Red Eye Reduction
  • Yes
Supported Languages
  • 25
Dimensions
Camera Body Weight
  • 265 g
Weight Without Battery
  • 217 g
Dimensions
  • 109.5 (W) x 63.7 (H) x 34 (D) mm
Ratings & Reviews
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5

Awesome mini DSLR

Got the black E-PM1 6 months back. Loving it since. Have owned many Sony and Canon point and shoots. After I had kids, photographs were a big problem. Indoor shots always had blur and were looking dim. Wanted to get a dslr but either the price was too high or the bulk was too heavy. Step in the Olympus Mini E-PM1. Bright and beautiful colour pics, and that too indoors without a flash. It does come with a detachable flash, but believe me, have used it only a couple of times in very dark condit...
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Kezia Jasper

Jul, 2013

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Some features are missing

Flash is missing, and the grip in the front is missing. In previous EPL1 model these features were present. I don't understand why olympus stopped their best selling EPL1 model. There a eye soring blue light on the top of this camera which is really annoying. I hope olympus relaunches EPL1..
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DjZia Prodigal Son

Feb, 2013

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