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  • In-Camera Slideshow With Sound
  • Multiple Exposure Shooting
  • Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images
  • Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows
  • Live View Magnification

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The PEN E-PM1 is the smallest and most stylish model in the PEN series. It’s also the easiest to use, with simple controls that let you effortlessly access the power of digital photography. A step up frompoint-and-shoot cameras, the E-PM1 features a newly redesigned user interface that takes the guess work out of composing the perfect shot. A simple one-touch button lets you shoot HD video. iAuto and scene select modes let you capture images with far greater ease and speed. And six built-in art filters let you explore your artistic side. The E-PM1 puts the the portability of a point-and-shoot and the performance of a DSLR right in your hands. So, if you’re ready to move to the next level, the E-PM1 is ready for you.

Olympus E-PM1 Features

FAST SHUTTER RESPONSE
Never miss a shot again with the E-PM1’s fast shutter response time of less than 60 milliseconds. The TruePic VI feature allows for reduced shot-to-shot time by shortening the black-out time between shots.

ACCESSORY PORT
The E-PM1 incorporates a port for connecting accessories including flashes, MAL-1 Macro Light, EMA-1 Microphone adapter, PENPAL® and the VF-2 viewfinder.

IN-CAMERA SLIDESHOW WITH SOUND
Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The E-PM1's enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, control the movie/still mix and speed, add captivating musical soundtracks, and much more.

PROFESSIONAL AUDIO SOUND CAPTURE
Take videos that are able to capture uncompressed CD-quality 16bit/44.1kHz Linear PCM stereo recording or AC3 Dolby Digital audio.

EASY PHOTO & VIDEO PLAYBACK ON YOUR HDTV
The E-PM1 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Using the HDMI output, just connect the E-PM1 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience.

MULTIPLE EXPOSURE SHOOTING
A Multiple Exposure function enables you to be creative right in the camera. Multiple images can be captured and combined to create one unique image. The creative possibilities are endless!

ADDITIONAL ASPECT RATIOS
The E-PM1 lets you select one of five Aspect Ratios (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4) that frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors.

PROVEN DUST REDUCTION SYSTEM
Olympus’ Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images, even after changing lenses. Every time you turn on the camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and collecting dust so that it doesn’t interfere with the picture imaging at any time.

EPORTRAIT
Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject’s complexion either before image capture or during post-capture edits.

LIVE VIEW MAGNIFICATION
For accurate manual focusing, MF Assist can be enabled during S-AF + MF operation. With it you can zoom in on the central part of the image by up to five times by turning the focus ring.

Olympus E-PM1 Camera Specifications

Product Type

  • Product type: Interchangeable Lens Type Live View Digital Camera
  • Memory: SD Memory Card(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi, Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
  • Screen size: 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
  • Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds Mount
Effective Pixels number
  • Effective Pixels number: 12.3 million pixels
Image Pickup Unit
  • Product type: High speed Live MOS Sensor
  • Total no. of pixels: Approx. 13.1 million pixels
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
  • Filter array: Primary color filter (RGB)
  • Dust reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording(Still)
  • Recording format: DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
  • File format: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)
  • Recording image size: [RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels
    [JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
  • File Size: RAW: 4032(H)x3024(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB
    Set1(LF): 4032(H)x3024(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.9MB
    Set2(LN): 4032(H)x3024(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
    Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
    Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
Recording(Movie)
  • Recording format: AVCHD AVI Motion JPEG
  • Movie Mode: AVCHD Format
    - Full HD Fine 1920(H)x1080(V), 60i Recording, 20Mbps, Aspect 16:9
    - Full HD Normal 1920(H)x1080(V), 60i Recording, 17Mbps, Aspect 16:9
    - HD Fine 1280(H)x720(V), 60p Recording), 17Mbps, Aspect 16:9
    - HD Normal 1280(H)x720(V), 60p Recording, 13Mbps, Aspect 16:9
     * Frame rate of image sensor output is 30fps
    Motion-JPEG Format
     - HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps (There are exceptions with select Art Filters), Aspect 16:9
     - SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps (There are exceptions with select Art Filters Aspect 4:3(VGA)
  • Compression Ratio: Motion-JPEG Format 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
  • File Size: AVCHD Format Max 4GB Motion-JPEG Format Max 2GB
  • Maximum Recording Time: AVCHD Format Max 29min  (Full HD Normal/HD Fine/HD Normal 29min, Full HD Fine 22min)
    Motion-JPEG Format  HD: 7min, SD: 14min (There are exceptions with select Art Filters)
Recording(Sound)
  • Recording format: AVCHD Format Dolby Digital
    Motion-JPEG Format / Picture with Sound Wave Format Base (Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz)
  • Maximum Recording Time: Picture with Sound: 30sec
    Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
  • Mic/Speaker: Stereo/Mono
Tele-converter effect
Live View
  • Type: Image Sensor(High Speed Live MOS) type
  • Field of view: 100%
  • Display Mode: Normal Mode
    Grid Line Mode (4 types)
    Histogram Mode
    Magnified View Mode
    Comparable View Mode
    OFF Mode
  • Magnification Ratio: x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14
  • Monitor information: Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP
    Touch panel condition, Focusing length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition
  • Display of Face Detection: Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed 
  • AF: High speed imager AF
Image stabilizer
  • System: Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
  • Mode: 3 modes (IS1:2 dimensional activation, IS2:1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, IS3:1dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving ), OFF
  • Manual Function: input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000 
  • Shutter speed range: 2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
  • IS for Movie: Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS, IS1 mode only)
Monitor
  • Product type: LCD, AR(Anti-Reflection) coating,
  • Size: 3.0 inches 16:9
  • Total no. of pixels: Approx. 460,000 dots
  • Playback field of view: 100%
  • Brightness control: +7 levels and -7 levels
  • Color temperature: +7 levels and -7 levels
Focusing
  • AF system: Imager Contrast Detection AF system
    When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist.
  • Focus mode: Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
    C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-Micro Four Thirds lenses.
    This is can be set in both recording mode, still and movie, separately.
  • Advance AF: Available
  • Focusing point: 35-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
  • Focusing point selection: Auto from all 35 area, Single area from 35 area, Group Target area (9 area) from 35 area
    Auto from almost all area when Face detection is ON
    Free selection when Magnified View Mode is selected
  • AF illuminator: Available
  • AF lock: Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode 
  • Focus tracking: Available
  • Magnified Spot AF: Available
  • Face priority AF/Eye Detect AF: Available Eye Detect AF OFF / Near side eye priority mode / Right side eye priority mode / Left side eye priority mode
  • Manual Focus Assist: When rotation of focus ring is detected under S-AF+MF or MF mode, LV is magnified automatically
Exposure Control (Still)
  • Metering system: TTL Image Sensor metering system  (1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering (3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen. Highlight / shadow bases are available)
  • Metering range: EV 0 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
  • Exposure mode: (1) iAuto (2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select  AE (7) Art Filter (8) Underwater wide / Underwater macro (Selectable from menu  as a function on Rec/Arrow pad button)
  • Scene select AE: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Macro, Sport, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key,
    Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Document, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow,
    Fisheye Conv, Wide Conv, Macro Conv, 3D
  • ISO sensitivity: AUTO: ISO 200 - 12800(customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 12800, 1/3 or 1 EV steps, 
  • Exposure compensation : ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
  • AE lock: Available (Using Rec button is available)
  • Exposure bracketing: 2, 3, 5frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable, 7frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7EV steps selectable
  • Metering standard value adjustment: 1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range 
Exposure Control (Movie)
  • Exposure mode: (1)P: Program AE (2) A: Aperture priority AE (3) S: Shutter speed priority AE (4)M:Manual (5) Art Filter
    * S mode and M mode Shutter speed is limited to less than 1/30 sec.
White Balance
  • Auto WB system: High speed Live MOS sensor 
  • Preset white balance: 7 settings (3000K - 7500K)
    Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent (4000K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K) , Underwater WB
  • White balance compensation: ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)
  • CWB (Kelvin setting): 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
  • One-touch white balance: 2 custom settings can be registered
  • White balance bracketing: 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Color Mode
  • Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Mode
  • Mode: iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Art Filter
  • Adjustment parameter: Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted 
    Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone.
    3 effect levels are available in i-Enhance
  • Filter effect: Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
  • Picture tone: Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
  • Gradation: 4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)
  • Art Filter bracketing: Available
Noise Filter
  • at High ISO setting: OFF, LOW, STANDARD, HIGH
Noise Reduction
  • at Slow shutter speed: OFF, ON, AUTO
    ON (effective when shutter speed is slower than 1sec)
    AUTO (effective when shutter speed is slower than 4sec(at ISO 200 or higher) or 8sec(at lower than ISO200)
Shutter
  • Product type: Computerized focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter speed: 60 - 1/4000 sec. 
    Bulb: up to 30 min. (selectable longest time in the menu. Default: 8 min)
    1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
  • Self-timer: Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
  • Remote cable release: Available (Optional RM-UC1)
  • Wireless remote control: Not Available
Drive
  • Drive mode: Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
  • Sequential shooting speed: 4.1 fps in sequential shooting  (5.5 fps in case of "I.S. OFF".) 
  • Max. recordable pictures: TBD
  • on sequential shooting:
Flash
  • Built-in flash: Not Available.  External flash is bundled.
  • Guide No.: 10(Fno/m) at ISO200,  7(Fno/m) at ISO100 but ISO100 is not available
  • Mode: TTL-Auto, Manual(Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64)
  • Color Temperature : 5500±400°K
  • Wireless Flash Control: Available(4ch, 4Groups)
    Bundled flash is usable as a center flash in case of wireless flash control.
  • Compatible external flash: E-System Flash(FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R)
  • External Flash control mode: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
  • Flash mode of External Flash: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off.
  • Synchronization speed: 1/60-1/160 Super FP 1/125-1/4000 with External Flash
  • Flash intensity control: Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps
Art Filter
  • Mode: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic Tone
  • Variation / Effect: Not Available
Multi Exposure
  • Number of picture: 2 frames
  • Functions: Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture
Multi Aspect
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3(Default)/3:2/16:9/6:6/3:4
  • Process: RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio
Level Gauge
  • Detection: Not available
Color Universal design
    approved
Super control panel
  • Information (shooting): Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,
    Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, 
    NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size, 
    Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, 
    AF frame, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning
    Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP
Live control
  • Information (shooting): Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,
    Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, 
    NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size, 
    Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, 
    AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio
Live Guide
  • Setting Menu: Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips
Playback
  • Playback mode: Single-frame
    Information Display
    Index Display(4/9/25/100 frames, Calendar)
    Close-up (2 - 14X)
    Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
    Picture rotation (manual), 
    Slideshow(Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
    When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 2 new slideshow effect can be selectable. (Still)
  • Information display: Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available),
    Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information
Menu
  • Languages: Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Reset & custom setting
  • My mode: 4 setting recordable
Image Editing
  • Erasing function: Single frame, All, Selected frames(from Index)
  • Protect function: Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All)
  • RAW picture editing: RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
  • JPEG editing: Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect. Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), e-portrait
Image Overlay
    Up to 3 RAW images
Print
  • Print function: Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Input/Output
  • PC interface: USB 2.0 High Speed for storage through Multi-connector(MTP mode is available) 
  • TV interface: HDMI (HD/Mono or Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
  • USB/Video connector: Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1, USB cable is available)
  • HDMI: Mini HDMI type-C(1080i/720p/576p/480p)
  • Flash attachment: Hot shoe
Power Requirements
  • DC-in: No
  • Accessory attachment: Accessory port (AP2) works with VF-2, SEMA-1, Macro Arm Light MAL-1 and Communication Unit Olympus PENPAL
  • Battery: BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
  • Sleep mode: Available (1, 3, 5 min., selectable)
  • No. of recordable pictures (with 50% flash light): Approx. TBD shots (CIPA test standard) (with BLS-1 and Toshiba Class 6 SDHC 4GB card under CIPA testing standard)
  • Power battery holder: Not Available
Dimensions/Weight
  • Dimensions : 4.31 in. (W) x 2.50 in. (H) x 1.33 in. (D) (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight: 7.65oz (body only), 9.34oz(including Battery and Memory card)
Operating Environment
  • Temperature: 0 - 40° c (operation) / -20 - 60° c (storage)
  • Humidity: 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Splash proof
    No
Exterior
  • Material: Metal


- PEN E-PM1 body
- M.Zuiko MSC Digital ED m14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom lens
- USB/Video Multi cable
- BLS-1 Lithium-Ion battery
- Lithium-Ion battery charger
- Shoulder strap
- Olympus [ib] software CD-ROM
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty card


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Olympus E-PM1 PEN Camera w/14-42mm Lens (Black)
 
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      5.0

      Great little camera!

      By cab10886

      from Binghamton, NY

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Olympus E-PM1 PEN Camera w/14-42mm Lens (Black):

      This is a fantastic camera for those upgrading from P&S as well as for those looking for excelent quality in a small inexpensive package. The camera is very well built (it's solid) and the kit lens has good performance (focuses fast with good image quality).

      I am currently learning how to take advantage of all its features. This little camera has many features only found on pricier DSLRs. The Micro Four Thirds system is an interchangeable lens system that will be around for many years. If you have old 35mm lens, you can get an adapter and use it in this camera.

      Since I recently got the camera... I have no cons to explain.

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      5.0

      Olympus E-PM1 PEN Camera w/14-42mm Lens

      By UrbnCowboy

      from Virginia Beach, VA

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Olympus E-PM1 PEN Camera w/14-42mm Lens (Black):

      This is a great little camera! Easy point-and-shoot or you can put it in manual and have fun creating your own photos!

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      5.0

      Small but powerful

      By Mark

      from Milwaukee, WI

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      Pros

      • Fast Auto-focus
      • Good in Low Light
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls
      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Olympus E-PM1 PEN Camera w/14-42mm Lens (Black):

      I was looking to step up in quality from my point-and-shoot and also be able to shoot high-quality video. So far, I love this camera. The image quality is outstanding, with lush colors even in lower light situations. I am also amazed at how quick the auto-focus is. I am able to get more of the shots I want, especially of my constantly moving children.

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