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|Category:||Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera|
|Product:||Olympus Olympus PEN|
Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 Hands On - We have a hands on look at the brand new Olympus PEN E-PM1 Mini - the smallest PEN ever made.
Olympus announced the new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 - a whole new line of PEN Micro Four Thirds cameras, it will be available in Autumn this year, and is the smallest Olympus PEN yet. The camera has a large 3 inch touch screen, and lacks the mode dial of the E-PL3 and E-P3. The compact size means that the flash is not built in, but instead, the camera comes with a flash that attaches to the top of the camera.
On the top you can see where Olympus has simplified things by removing the mode dial, and instead there is simply stereo microphones, speaker, flash hot shoe, shutter release and power button.
On the this really early pre-production model (they did not have any functioning Pen Mini's on display), the back of the camera looks a little un-finished, and the quality is quite likely to improve on the production version. The back features the large 3inch touch screen, a limited number of buttons, and the 4-way scoll wheel and middle OK button.
The external pop up flash is very similar in design to the flash seen on the Sony NEX-3/5 and fits neatly on top of the camera without adding much size or weight. However, with the improved 12 megapixel sensor with improved noise reduction, it's possible that the lack of flash may be much less noticeable on this PEN camera.
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The Olympus Pen Mini E-PM1 really is impressively small, and rather good looking.
Have a look at our size comparisons, or have a look at the full Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 announcement.
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Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1: Specification
|Sensor size:||4/3 inch|
|Sensor type:||Live MOS sensor|
|Max. Image size:||4032 x 3042|
|Aspect ratio:||4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4|
|Focusing system:||Contrast detection AF|
|Focus points:||35 points / Automatic and manual selection|
|Focus types:||Manual focus, Single AF, Continuous AF, Single AF + MF, AF Tracking|
|Lens mount:||Micro Four Thirds|
|File types:||JPEG, RAW|
|ISO sensitivity:||ISO200 - 12800|
|Metering system:||TTL open aperture light metering|
|Metering types:||ESP light metering, Spot metering, Centre weighted metering, Highlight, Shadow|
|Exposure compensation:||+/- 3EV in 1/3, 1/2 and 1 step increments|
|Shutter speed range:||60sec - 1/4000sec|
|Frames-per-second:||4.1fps (5.5fps when IS is switched off)|
|Flash sync speed:||1/160 s / 1/4000 s (Super FP Mode)|
|Image stabilisation:||Sensor shift|
|Monitor:||3in LCD, 460,000 dots|
|Movie mode:||Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 60i, 17Mbps (AVCHD)
Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 60i, 13Mbps
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 60p, 17Mbps
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 60p, 13Mbps
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 30fps (AVI Motion JPEG)
640 x 480 / 30fps (AVI Motion JPEG) 14min
|Media type:||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Interface:||USB 2.0. HDMI Mini|
|Size:||109.5 x 63.7 x 34.0mm|
|Weight:||216g (body only)|