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Olympus PEN E-PM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 503 reviews of Olympus PEN E-PM1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the flash, and the storage and memory get critical views.

performance, usability, portability, price, size

viewfinder, memory, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus PEN E-PM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus PEN E-PM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PM1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the glare and performance are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability, while many are critical about the viewfinder and durability.

portability, usability, price, performance, glare

durability, viewfinder

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus PEN E-PM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PM1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. The memory and storage get critical reviews. Opinions are divided on the shutter.

performance, portability, usability, price, image quality

reliability, viewfinder, storage, memory

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (t3.com)

Olympus E-PM1 review

 

Can the Olympus E-PM1 entry-level Pen Mini deliver big on its promise?

Fair value ; Quieter lens ; Quick ; competent auto focus

No built-in flash ; No handgrip ; Rear controls minimal and tiny

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus E-PM1 Pen Mini

 

The 12.3-megapixel E-PM1 - from a 13.1 MP Live MOS (or CMOS) sensor - is the new baby of the Olympus range of interchangeable lens compacts, or, as its manufacturer prefers, ‘Pen' system. The other two models are the flagship E-P3 for just under a...

Good value when bought with standard zoom, competent and consistent performance, quick and responsive for the most part

No integral flash, rear operational controls and on-screen symbols are tiny, no dedicated delete button nor handgrip

Although theoretically all Olympus digital Pen cameras have been targeted at compact “upgraders” since the E-P1 was unveiled in late 2009, the E-PM1 is the one that offers the most obvious step-up potential for happy snappers wanting to up their game.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Gary Wolstenholme (techradar.com)

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 review

 

Is the smallest Olympus CSC as easy to use as it promises?

Slim and compact design ; Full HD video recording ; Simple control layout will suit beginners ; 16:9 LCD is great for recording video ; Art filters

Reflective LCD screen ; 16:9 LCD aspect ratio wastes a lot of space when taking stills ; No finger grip

Designed for the casual snapper who doesn't want to compromise on image quality, the Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 is similarly specified to contemporary Olympus PEN models, but with an emphasis on ease of use and simplicity of design.

Oct, 2011

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus Pen E-PM1 review

 

There are three compact system cameras (CSCs) in the current Olympus range. They all share the same sensor and image processor, but differ in terms of features, size and weight. The first two are successors to previous models, in name at least, with...

It's far from perfect, but its low price makes the E-PM1 a brilliant step up from a compact or ultra-zoom camera

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus PEN mini E-PM1 review

 

Although more modern in appearance, the new PEN mini maintains the core values of the stylish and expensive-looking PEN range in a considerably smaller package. Its undeniably sensual aesthetic is embodied by its brushed metal exterior available in a...

If you’re stepping up from a standard compact camera you’ll feel quite at home with the PEN mini, and love its enhanced image quality, but DSLR users may well find it somewhat frustrating to use.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Troy Park (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Olympus PEN E-PM1

 

The small and stylish PEN E-PM1 is packed with great features that belie its price point

Jan, 2012

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Expert review by : Catherine Monfils (reghardware.co.uk)

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1

 

Review The Olympus PEN Mini is a no-fuss, interchangeable lens camera created for the casual photographer that wants the respectable image quality of a Micro Four Thirds system at the price and size of a compact.

With the E-PM1 Olympus has released a sexy, versatile, pocketable camera that manages to bring increased ease-of-use to the PEN family without sacrificing the creative and technical performance of its more expensive models. This is a camera that will...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus E-PM1

 

A pocketable CSC, the Olympus E-PM1 looks to fit PEN functionality in a far smaller shell.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 m43 Review

 

Joshua Waller reviews the new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 - the most compact Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus.

Two year warranty; Good build quality; Excellent image quality; In camera anti-shake (works with ALL lenses); Customisable video, right and down buttons; 5.5 fps shooting (fastest M43 yet); Compact, stylish design; Rear thumb grip; Art filters; Great...

Some images are blurred with IS on at closer focus lengths (Macro)

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 Hands On

 

We have a hands on look at the brand new Olympus PEN E-PM1 Mini - the smallest PEN ever made.

Jun, 2011

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