Lets meet today in photo area with compact mirror-less photo-camera Olympus PEN E-PM1 with Micro Four Thirds mount for interchangeable lenses. 4/3″ MOS sensor with 12.3 MP effective resolution is built into it, image stabilization is performed via this sensor shifting, image is processed by TruePic VI graphical processor. Camera makes photos with 4032 x 3024 pixels maximal resolution and saves them in JPEG, RAW ( with 12 bits per channel precision and lossless compression ), RAW + JPEG and MPO; it records video in Full HD 1920 x 1080 60i, HD 1280 x 720 60i and VGA 640 x 480 30 modes, saving it in AVCHD and AVI Motion JPEG formats with Dolby Digital and stereo РСМ 16 bits and 48 kHz sound formats, accordingly. Microphone records stereo sound and there is ability to attach external one via special Olympus SEMA-1 adapter ( however in this case it is better to buy separate sound recording device with higher-quality microphones and lossless audio formats ). ISO sensitivity levels are in 200 – 12800 range, color space is only sRGB. There is ability to attach external flash to camera ( it is bundled in package ), it has no built-in internal one, has no built-in viewfinder and has 3″ LCD screen with 460 K dots resolution.
Olympus PEN E-PM1 supports automatic and manual focus, exposition and diaphragm settings, it can be used for astronomical photos making. It saves photos and videos on SD, SDHC and SDXC ( UHS-I ) flash memory cards; has no Wi-Fi connections support for remote data transfers and control, but has Eye-Fi and Bluetooth connections for this purpose. From connectors there are USB 2.0 for data transferring and Li-ion battery charging, HDMI Micro Type D, AV output, Hot Shoe and Accessory Port 2; 1 charge of its battery is enough for 330 photos making.
Camera sizes are 109.5 ( width ) x 63.7 ( height ) x 34 ( depth ) mm and mass is 265 g ( without lens and with memory card and battery ); its body is made from metal. It can work in 0 – 40 degrees on Celsius temperatures range and relative air humidity levels 30 – 90 %. Package contains : Olympus PEN E-PM1 camera itself, external flash, USB cable, audio-video cable, Li-ion battery, recharger, optical disk with software ( Olympus Viewer 2 ), shoulder strap, warranty card and user’s guide; there are also kits with bundled lenses. Camera gives great photos and videos, lenses are interchangeable and it records stereo sound ( basing on my experience of use of other Olympus camera, I can say, that sound is good with basses, which are not present in sound of many large mirrored cameras, and with good stereo channels separation; the most likely, this model has similar microphones ). Its minuses are : small amount of specialized controls, very small sizes, lack of protruding parts for hands grip and high slipperiness of surface, but this is mainly a consequence of its compact sizes.