The Introduction E-PM 2 is a new entry entry-level compact camera. Featuring the same 16-megapixel ad True Pic Vl image processor as the flags Olympus OM-D E-M5, the E-PM2 also sports a slim, stylish and very small metal body, the world's fastest auto-focus system, a high resolution 3 inch LCD with touchscreen functionality, 8fps burst shooting, 1080p HD video recording in movie format, a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25600,double-axis sensor-shift image stabilization a hot shoe and an accessory port, 12 creative Art Filters, and a direct wireless link to social media for sharing images via a smartphone via Toshiba's Flash Air memory card. The Olympus PEN E-PM 2 is available in black, silver, red and white for a retail low price.
There are now 12 creative Art Filters on the E-PM 2,actually one more than on the flagship E-M5, all applied at the point of capture. Included here are our preferred choices of pinhole and dramatic tone, joined by the tilt and shift lens ape-ing 'diorama' for rendering city scapes as if on a toy town scale. Though the latter is a fun tool, we feel this miniature option works less well on the Olympus Pen than its competitors; for us the Pen seems to blur too wide a portion of the frame, so that occasionally the result can resemble a mistake rather than an effect. Once again, these filters can be applied to Full HD video as well as sills, record able in AVCHD or reduced resolution Motion JPEG format. Just press the dedicated video record button when in Art Filter mode.