Looking for d-SLR-like performance from a compact camera? Olympus' Pen series of interchangeable lens cameras have crammed many an advanced feature into ultra-slim camera designs. The latest in the series, the Pen E-PM2, continues the tradition with a 16-megapixel sensor, a 3-inch Live View touchscreen LCD display and HD video recording at 1080i.
Using the touchscreen you can select focus areas, choose from 23 scene modes or add up to 12 artistic filters to your photos. You'll enjoy 8 frames per second burst shooting and the ability to preview various image effects on the display before you shoot. It works with Olympus accessory lenses and comes bundled with a 14-42mm lens for $599.
This Pen had a tough time with reviewers, less because of its own faults but mostly because it was outshined by the slightly more expensive Pen Lite E-PL5, which adds a tilting display and additional controls for $100.
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