Olympus PEN E-PM1

Announced Jun 30, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
dpreview conclusion

The Olympus PEN E-PM1 offers good image quality and manual control in a small, compact body. The E-PM1 offers nearly the same level of customization as its siblings, which should appeal to enthusiast shooters, but for compact upgraders it is easy to use in its out-of-the-box configuration.

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Silver Award
71%
dpreview score
Good for

Compact camera upgraders looking for an interchangeable lens system with greatly improved image quality.

Not so good for

High speed action shooting such as sports or anything that requires high-speed AF-tracking.

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