Summary Olympus E-PM1

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 17.3x13mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Help 12.2 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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The Olympus E-PM1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Lens availability More lenses available Help
108 lenses
Size Quite small Help
Compact (110×64×34 mm)
Weight Very light Help
263 g
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness Thin Help
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds


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The Olympus E-PM1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5.5 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
June 2011
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help




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Avatar for Simon Goldner Simon Goldner (9:41 PM, December 27, 2014)
It shoots at 1080i maximum, not 1080p.
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