Olympus E-PM2 overview
Olympus E-PM2 is Olympus's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first announced on May of 2013. It has a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The E-PM2 is positioned #70 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all around #321 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to use our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your customized criteria.
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Olympus E-PM2 family
The Olympus E-PM2 comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can view all earlier and new models along with main specifications.
Olympus E-PM2 Gallery
You can look at the E-PM2 from different angles in the gallery below.
Olympus E-PM2 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Olympus E-PM2 based on features which are oftentimes viewed as essential in a camera.
Olympus E-PM2 Sensor information
The sensor spec in the Olympus E-PM2 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and has a native ISO range of 200 - 25600. RAW files are saved so you have more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the E-PM2's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The E-PM2 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is pointed out in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Olympus E-PM2 dimensions
Olympus E-PM2 weighs around 0.59 pounds (269g / 9.49 oz) and the dimensions of the camera is 110mm x 64mm x 34mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.3"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323g so the Olympus E-PM2 is lighter as compared to its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Here is a image of the Olympus E-PM2 with a soda to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the E-PM2.
Olympus E-PM2 Lens information
The E-PM2 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 151 lenses currently available. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the E-PM2.
Olympus E-PM2 Connectivity
The E-PM2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and sometimes change camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Some apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Olympus E-PM2 Video information
The maximum video resolution in the Olympus E-PM2 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in MPEG-4, H.264 and Motion JPEG format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance for quality versus file size but FULL HD will not give you much room to downsample. The body doesn't feature a mic or headphone jack so you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to buy an alternative model should you want good audio in your video clips.
Olympus E-PM2 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Olympus E-PM2 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Olympus E-PM2 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-PM2 has a 3 inch fixed display screen having a resolution of 460 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you can easily switch focus points as well as adjust settings with your fingers.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specifications regarding Olympus E-PM2 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinders are very handy for sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Olympus E-PM2 Shutter information
Olympus E-PM2 continuous shooting rate is 8.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Olympus E-PM2 Flash and Hot shoe information
Olympus E-PM2 has got external flash ability but does not have integrated flash. The max flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Olympus E-PM2 Autofocus information
Olympus E-PM2 has got only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & precise as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which makes it helpful for portraits.
It has 35 focus points to select from. Olympus E-PM2 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to adjust where you focus. It also has Tracking AF for things that move. Olympus E-PM2 has manual focus in case it is required for low light or you need to have more precise focus control.
Olympus E-PM2 Battery life
The battery (BLS-5) on the Olympus E-PM2 is designed to last for 360 photos with respect to the CIPA requirements which is about the same as its rivals. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini has the highest possible (650) battery life for this group of cameras.
Following is a list of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Olympus E-PM2 for different forms of photography
The following graph displays a summation of the Olympus E-PM2 for different forms of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Olympus E-PM2 Portrait photography highlights
The Olympus E-PM2 receives a rating of 72 which is above average, meaning that it is a good fit to use for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, RAW support and flexibility to use off-camera lighting.
Olympus E-PM2 Street photography factors
With a brilliant points total of 79, the Olympus E-PM2 is a excellent option to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Olympus E-PM2
A nice sports photography rating of 67 suggests the Olympus E-PM2 is a respectable choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have fantastic tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Olympus E-PM2
Weight is extremely crucial in buying a travel camera. On the whole, the Olympus E-PM2 gets a nice 66 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable choice for your holidays.
Olympus E-PM2 as a Landscape photography camera
If you're planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Olympus E-PM2 at it's very good grade of 74 as a landscape camera is a fine option compared to its competition.
Vlogging with Olympus E-PM2
A vlogging camera ought to posses a articulating display screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Olympus E-PM2 is not really appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a terrible score of 36.
Olympus E-PM2 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the E-PM2, below is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line graph down below gives you a summary of the E-PM2 vs it's highest rated competitors shown previously.
Following are several cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To read a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.