Summary Olympus E-PM1

Prices Price
Body only Unknown With 14-150mm lens $975
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 31 Among similar cameras #n/a of 44
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm Screen resolution Help 460k dots
Megapixels Help 12.2 MP Movie format Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 12,800 ISO
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Pros

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The Olympus E-PM1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness Thin Help
1.3"
Weight Light Help
263 g
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Lens availability More lenses available Help
40 lenses
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Size Quite small Help
Compact 110x64x34 mm
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos

Cons

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Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
499 ISO
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Color depth Less color depth Help
21 bits
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
35
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
June, 2011
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
52.0
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.3 EV
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Startup delay Longer startup delay Help
1800 ms startup delay
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:17 AM, December 27, 2011)
Thanks Steven, we've fixed that up.
 
Avatar for Steven Steven (0:44 PM, December 24, 2011)
It's Olympus PEN E-PM1, not MP1