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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For this new model the AF system has been overhauled. It is now faster, and more comparable in speed to the latest Panasonic micro four thirds cameras. The E-PM2 snaps into focus very quickly, and is noticeably faster than its predecessor.

Speed isn’t the only improvement here. While there are 35 AF points in automatic modes, there are now up to 800 selectable areas of magnification in manual-focus mode. Pressing a touchscreen button brings up a magnified view of one of these areas to allow for very precise focusing. The system works well, and is simple to implement and manually focus.

As is now standard, face detection and focus tracking are also available.

  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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