The E-PM2 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5 - 5.6 II Lens (Silver) from Olympus is a compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that comes with the Micro Four Thirds M. Zuiko ED 14-42mm f/3.5 II zoom lens and the FL-LM1 flash unit.
A 16MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VI Image Processor provide high resolution photo and video and fast performance. The TruePic VI Image Processor features Real Color Technology for accurate color reproduction and improved gradation. The F.A.S.T. Autofocus technology with 35 separate focus points brings with it accurate and swift focus across the entire sensor and 8 frames per second of continuous shooting is there to capture those fast-action sequences.
ISO sensitivity that ranges up to 25600 offers flexibility when shooting in low light and In-body Image Stabilization reduces the effects of camera movement when shooting in low light or with long telephoto lenses. The In-body Image Stabilization also works on video and the E-PM2 captures video in Full 1080i HD and the Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just one touch of the button.
The 3.0" LCD offers touch control of autofocus points and shutter release and the responsive Vertical Bar Touch Navigation system for intuitive settings control. The Live Guide system allows you to preview the camera′s effects as you adjust them. Just push the Direct Live Guide Button to see how your photo will look before you take it.
iAuto and 23 Scene Select Modes are available for easy auto shooting. iAuto identifies the type of scene you are shooting and adjusts the settings to optimize image results and Scene Select mode allows you to set the camera to the type of shot you will be taking whether it be Fireworks, Sunset, Children or even 3D. Face Detection with Eye Detect adjusts focus automatically onto the subject′s eyes for beautiful portraits. Also available are 12 in-camera Art Filters which allow you to adjust your images with effects like Pop Art, Soft Focus and Grainy Film. These can be applied to HD videos as well.
For ease of handling and ergonomic control, the E-PM2 has a built-in rubberized grip. And the Olympus Dust Reduction System shakes off dust from the sensor every time the camera is turned on.
For complete flexibility and creative options, this Olympus mirrorless camera is compatible with a full line of M. Zuiko lenses including the Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II which is bundled with this camera. With a retractable mechanism design, this 3X zoom lens is compact with an overall length of approximately 1.9" (48mm). The lens comprises 8 elements--including 3 aspherical lenses--in 7 groups. It is designed specifically for Micro Four Thirds mounts and with a multi-coating on all lens surfaces, it offers even light transmission and reduced aberrations. This is a versatile lens, covering wide-angle to moderate telephoto focal lengths. The MSC (Movie & Still-Compatible) mechanism employs fast, virtually silent autofocusing that won′t be picked up by your microphone during video recording.