The ESP metering system produces balanced exposures in even lighting conditions
The Dramatic Tone art filter heightens contrast and is especially suited to high contrast scenes.
The Pin Hole Camera art filter darkens corners and adds a retro colour cast to images.
The Grainy Monochrome Film art filter has a particularly gritty appearance, with noticeable grain and very high contrast.
The Pop Art filter increases colour saturation to incredibly vivid levels.
Manual control is possible, but can be a little fiddly to operate when compared with higher-end Olympus PEN models.
Using a wider aperture lens can help reduce noise as a lower ISO setting cane be used. This night shot was taken with an Olympus 12mm lens at f/2.
The small size and fast autofocus make the E-PM1 ideal for street photography and grab shots.
Colours are reproduced accurately using standard colour settings.
Colour saturation can be tweaked in the menus, enabling more or less vibrant images to be produced.
The supplied 14-42mm kit lens has a minimum focus distance of only 25cm, making it suitable for the occasional close-up at maximum zoom.
Dynamic range is good, with plenty of detail being recorded in both highlight and shadow areas of images.