Olympus PEN E-PM2 review: Entry-level hybrid gets top-of-the-line sensor

By Janice Chen - Tuesday November 20 2012

Sensor Review
Introduction | Olympus PEN E-PM2 sensor performance | Olympus PEN E-PM2 versus competition | Conclusion
Olympus PEN E-PM2
Olympus PEN E-PM2

The top-flight sensor enabled the E-PM2 to turn in excellent performance on our DxOMark Sensor Scores, delivering the sixth highest Overall Score of all hybrid cameras we’ve tested, at 72.  In fact, it scored within the top 10 on all Use Case scores as well, getting a particular boost from its excellent Sports score of 932 ISO, which is higher than many APS-C-based hybrids such as the Sony Alpha NEX-5 and all of the Samsung models. This indicates that the E-PM2 is a good choice for low-light or sports photography, which is particularly admirable given its very compact size.