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Advantages of the Olympus E-PM1

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Advantages of the Olympus E-PM2

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
True resolution
Higher true resolution
15.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The E-PM2's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
8 fps vs 5.5 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
360 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$283.69 vs $1,289.30
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The best price we've seen is $1,006 cheaper (4.5x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              108 lenses
              Size Fairly small Help
              Compact (110×64×34 mm)
              Thickness Very thin Help
              1.3"
              Weight Light weight Help
              E-PM1263 g
              E-PM2269 g
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              60 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              E-PM11080p @ 60fps
              E-PM21080p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              35
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              E-PM112.2 MP
              E-PM215.9 MP
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              E-PM112,800 ISO
              E-PM225,600 ISO

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