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OLYMPUS PEN mini E-PM2 + LUMIX G 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 at Yokohama Minato-Mirai area, I like a small camera, therefore I like Olympus micro-four-thirds camera, especially, I love PEN mini E-PM2.


Introduction:
PEN mini E-PM2 had been launched in 2012. Now E-PM2 model is discontinued. So we can't buy a new one in the market, but you can find the 2nd-hand in the web auction site and so on. It costs about 5,000-10,000 JPY in Japan. I have a silver body one with also small silver lens, Lumix G 12-32mm F3.5-5.6(also 5000-7000 jpy). Its focal length is equivalent to 24-64mm, F7-F11. This 12-32mm lens is also awesome, pretty small and light weight, and super sharp image quality from the open aperture. 

PEN mini E-PM2 has limited functionality and slightly outdated image sensor(sony 16MP), Video quality is not recommended in 2020. But for photo shooting, its image quality is awesome and its compact body size(109.8mm x 64.2mm x 33.8mm) and weight(269g) make you to shoot more photos.

Recommended Lenses:
Olympus 17mm F2.8
Olympus 17mm F1.8
Olympus 25mm F1.8
Olympus 14-42mm EZ
Panasonic LUMIX G 14mm F2.5
Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm F1.7
Panasonic LUMIX G 12-32mm


Suggestion:
Yes, PEN mini E-PM2 is Small, Light, and Simple.
So, PEN mini E-PM2 has limited functions comared to recent modern cameras.
This has no evf, only 1 dial(back side!), no mode dial, less customizable function.

To use PEN mini E-PM2 much comfortable, you can customize for followings:
1. activate customizing Menu Display
2. enable SCP (Super Control Panel)
3. shoot with RAW (+Jpeg) and develop by Adobe Lightroom
4. assign ISO function to "Fn" button
5. disable lock of back dial
6. set shutter(Flash) slow limit to 1/125
7. disable Rec Veiw
8. use wifi SD card (if you like to share photo to SNS, and so on)
9. activate a shutter by touching LCD  
10. add a compatible usb battery charger

Even if you customize it, it has no evf. You need LCD shooting operation. You can add extra evf,e.g. VF-2, VF-3. But this additional EVF increases weight and size. 

Alternative:
If you have more budget and need evf and more functionalities, you can select OM-D E-M10. OM-D E-M10 includes evf, double dial operation, tilt LCD screen, many customizable buttons, better image stabilization and a built-in flash. It brings you better shooting experience.

If you need better video quality camera, Panasonic GF9/GF90 is better option. It includes 4K video function and selfy LCD. And it will be affordable price.

Conclusion:
If you love a small camera, PEN mini E-PM2 will be a wallet friendly camera in 2020.

Note: 
If you buy a better camera, you would like to have more micro-fourthirds lenses. 
A better camera allows you to grow better lenses.

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