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Olympus PEN E-PM2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 reviews of Olympus PEN E-PM2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Comments about the memory and durability are mixed, while many are less positive about the flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus PEN E-PM2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus PEN E-PM2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PM2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance and image quality. The lens and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the focus, and some have doubts about the screen and durability.

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92% 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-PM2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PM2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the memory and flash are different.

performance, portability, price, image quality, usability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus PEN E-PM2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PM2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the usability. The performance also gets good reviews.

lens, performance, usability

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2

 

There's a lot of choice in Olympus's Pen range. The E-PM2, also known as the Pen Mini, is the baby, and smallest, model of the company's compact system camera range. If it's value you're looking for then the E-PM2 sure does lay out an attractive spread...

Affordable, good image quality, fast single autofocus, art filters have plenty of use, touchscreen, hotshoe and accessory port

Kit lens is a bit soft, no built-in flash, front grip is plasticky, few function buttons, can't use included flash and optional electronic viewfinder together, continuous autofocus not up to scratch

If it's value you're looking for then the E-PM2 sure does lay out an attractive spread of features for its £500 asking price.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 review

 

Small but mighty

OM-D sensor ; Touchscreen ; Lots of art filters

No aperture/shutter speed dial ; Fixed screen

Olympus launched both the new PEN Mini E-PM2 and the PEN Lite E-PL5 at Photokina 2012. Both share a lot of similarities, most notably the same 16.1 million pixel sensor and TruePic VI processor that have been taken from the highly acclaimed Olympus...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus Pen E-PM2 review

 

Exceptional performance and high image quality, but the controls could be more elegant

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 Sample Photos

 

We go hands on with the new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 and post sample photos.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Enid Burns (digitaltrends.com)

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Review

 

The PEN E-PM2 costs less than the similar PEN E-PL5. Performance and features are near identical minus a few things.

Both cameras performed well and gave us crisp, focused photos. We were finding it difficult to justify the $100 to spring for the E-PL5 over the E-PM2. But then we started tilting the screen out to review photos or framing the best angle for a shot,...

Feb, 2013

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Expert review by : Allison Johnson and dpreview.com (dpreview.com)

Olympus PEN E-PM2

 

Olympus introduced the first Pen 'Mini', the E-PM1 in late 2011. Where most interchangeable lens cameras fall somewhere on the spectrum between a point-and-shoot and a full-fledged DSLR, the E-PM1 skewed decidedly toward the compact camera side of the...

OM-D image quality in smaller, lighter, cheaper body ; Excellent JPEG color and exposure ; Suprising level of customizability with several user-assigned function buttons ; Raw shooting and in-camera processing ; Smallbut functional handgrip ; Flash...

Flash competes with other potential accessories for single accessory port ; Image on LCD is difficult to see in bright sunlight ; No external dials for exposure mode/shooting parameter setting ; Sparse controls and compact layout may be too cramped for...

The Olympus PEN-EPM2 is a point-and-shoot mirrorless camera which does exactly what a novice will need it to. For more adventurous users, there's a lot of functionality hidden beneath the skin (including the image quality of the OM-D) making the E-PM2...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2

 

The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 is a capable little interchangeable-lens camera with a Live Guide mode for photographic novices, but for just $100 more you can get a better PEN.

Sharp kit lens. Good high ISO performance. Fast shot-to-shot time and focus. Live Guide mode. Optional EVF available. In-camera art filters.

Fixed rear display. No built-in flash.

There's no Wi-Fi here—if that's a must-have feature, consider the Samsung NX1000, it has the best Wi-Fi implementation we've seen in a mirrorless camera. Olympus recommends the use of a Toshiba FlashAir memory card, which is similar to an Eye-Fi card,...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Olympus tweaks its entry-level interchangeable-lens camera

 

Despite a sensor and LCD upgrade, this doesn't seem like a major change from its predecessor.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 Hands-on Preview

 

Olympus was one of the instigators of the mirrorless uprising, having formulated the Micro Four Thirds standard with Panasonic. At first it looked like Olympus might be overshadowed by Panasonic's technical prowess but a combination of its...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Review

 

The latest camera in the line of the ILC PEN family of cameras from Olympus, the PEN E-PM2 has a desirable combination of features and performance; at a good starting price. This is one of the better ILC models on the market, offering quite a few...

Outstanding image quality ; High-quality widescreen LCD is great ; Touch screen option on LCD is nice for beginners ; Various control buttons give you a second option if you choose not to use the touch screen ; Small camera design versus DSLRs is...

Menu structure can be a little tough to master ; Doesn't quite have the image quality you'd find in a DSLR camera ; May require investment in additional lenses in the future ; No built-in or popup flash option means you have to carry the included...

The latest camera in the line of the ILC PEN family of cameras from Olympus, the PEN E-PM2 has a desirable combination of features and performance; at a good starting price. This is one of the better ILC models on the market, offering quite a few...

Feb, 2013

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