The Olympus E-PM1 is a small, lightweight compact system camera. It offers a range of advanced controls and is a good choice for the hobby photographer.
The E-PM1 has 12 megapixels. Olympus have built image stabilisation into the camera body. You have access to standard manual exposure controls such as Fully Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority. Manual focusing is available as well. Other focusing options are based around a 35 point Auto Focus system and include AF tracking. Images can be stored in RAW format.
The E-PM1 has a metal body and is available in seven colours. These are brown, grey, silver, pink, white, black and purple. For when you need some extra help Olympus have added an in camera user guide. For composing photos there is a 3 inch LCD screen. The flash unit can be detached from the body when not in use. This helps to keep the size of the E-PM1 to a minimum.
Olympus have built in compatibility with Eye-Fi memory cards for transferring photos and movies to a computer. You can also buy a Bluetooth adapter for the E-PM1.
Shooting movies is taken care of with a movie mode that includes the ability to shoot High Definition movies. Stereo sound can be recorded.
Compact System Camera
SD / SDHC / SDXC / Eye-fi
4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4
8 - 1/4000 seconds + 30 minute bulb
Auto, ISO 200 - 12800
White Balance Settings
Auto, Tungsten, Flourescent 1, Sunlight, Flash, Overcast, Shade, Custom
+/- 3 EV ( 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps )
Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation, 2nd curtain and slow synchronisation, Fill-in for exclusive flash, Manual
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Macro, Sports, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Children, High key, Low key, Digital Image Stabilisation, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach and Snow, Fisheye converter, Macro converter, 3D
Maximum Movie Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Maximum Movie Frames Per Second
Maximum Movie Duration
ESP light metering, Spot metering, Centre weighted metering, Highlight, Shadow
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
2 and 12 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
109.5 x 63.7 x 34mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Olympus E-PM1 Specification