Olympus E-PM1 Photos

September 22, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | 7 Comments |
Olympus E-PM1 Photos Image

Ahead of our full review, here are 48 sample photos and a Full HD 1080i movie taken with the new Olympus E-PM1 compact system camera.

There's also an ISO sequence from 400 to 12800 so that you can see exactly what the 12.3 megapixel sensor is capable of.

The Olympus E-PM1 is the smallest digital PEN and boasts features like an ultra-fast 35-point auto-focus system, wireless flash control via a bundled clip-on unit, Multi Exposure, and 1080i Full HD movie recording with stereo sound.


Olympus E-PM1 JPEG Images

Sample Image

1/1000 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 250

Sample Image

1/1000 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/2000 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/1000 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/80 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/160 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/1250 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/8 | ISO 320

Sample Image

1/60 sec
f/11 | ISO 1000

Sample Image

1/80 sec
f/4 | ISO 500

Sample Image

1/125 sec
f/10 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/80 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 400

Sample Image

1/1000 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/500 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/50 sec
f/3.5 | ISO 1600

Sample Image

1/500 sec
f/3.5 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/8 | ISO 320

Sample Image

1/800 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/60 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/500 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/320 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/200 sec
f/11 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/11 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/16 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/160 sec
f/16 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/125 sec
f/4.5 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/80 sec
f/3.5 | ISO 640

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 640

Sample Image

1/60 sec
f/8 | ISO 320

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1/400 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/8 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 400

Sample Image

1/15 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 800

Sample Image

1/30 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 1600

Sample Image

1/80 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 3200

Sample Image

1/160 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 6400

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1/400 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 12800

Sample Image

1/320 sec
f/11 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 320

Sample Image

1/250 sec
f/5.6 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/11 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/320 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/11 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/250 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/100 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/800 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/125 sec
f/8 | ISO 200

Sample Image

1/60 sec
f/8 | ISO 320

Olympus E-PM1 Movie

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 15 second movie is 39.2Mb in size.

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#1 Nick Hurst

I’m considering buying this camera and after seeing the above photos I think I could be making the right decision. Any idea when the full review will be online?

3:59 pm - Thursday, September 22, 2011

#2 seoras

What a duff set of pictures, don’t you guy’s ever use a tripod, there was camera shake on several that I looked at. Thus making them useless for evaluation.
And what settings were used ? Extreme noise setting for sure.

6:33 pm - Thursday, September 22, 2011

#3 Rich

I use an E-PL1 (amongst others) daily for stock photography, and as such I am desperately dissapointed by the examples shown here. If they are a true reflection of this cameras capabillity, I wont be buying one. I cant help thinking that this review is doing Olympus a diservice!

6:57 pm - Thursday, September 22, 2011

#4 Pete M.

These pics are very similar to the following ones of the PL3 posted in a german forum
http://www.dslr-forum.de/showthread.php?t=927204
It looks like the pen has a problem with the OIS under certain circumstances (shutter shorter than 1/160s=!?).

10:15 pm - Thursday, September 22, 2011

#5 deep

is ISO 200 minimum setting for this camera?

7:17 am - Friday, September 23, 2011

#6 seoras

Rich;

I also have an E-PL1 with first generation lens and it produces better images than these examples. I cannot imagine the Olympus E-PM1 would be worse - in my wildest nightmare.
Here is an initial first impression/review worth reading: http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/09/second-day-of-shooting-with-ep3.html

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11:44 am - Friday, September 23, 2011

#7 Howard

I agree with some of the Posters I don’t think these images are representative of the new Pen’s capabilities.  Please try again.  Thanks.

5:30 pm - Saturday, September 24, 2011