With a good number of new features, including a 16.1-million-pixel sensor and a touch-sensitive screen, Olympus’s Pen Mini range may have grown up. Richard Sibley finds out just how good the diminutive E-PM2 really is. Read the Olympus Pen E-PM2 review...

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Olympus Pen E-PM2 review


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Overall, the 324-zone multi-pattern metering system of the E-PM2 works well. Faced with high-contrast landscape scenes, I found the system was able to strike a nice balance between burning out some highlight detail and ensuring there was enough detail in shadow areas. One of the advantages of Olympus CSCs is their highlight and shadow spot metering modes. These can be used to retain detail in shadows or highlights and are extremely useful in high-contrast situations, when it is necessary to retain detail in one particular area above another.

  1. 1. Olympus Pen E-PM2 at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Metering
  5. 5. Dynamic range
  6. 6. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Autofocus
  8. 8. Viewfinder, LCD and video
  9. 9. White balance and colour
  10. 10. Our verdict
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