RRP: From $599
- 12.3-megapixel LiveMOS sensor
- TruePic VI image processing engine
- Detachable flash
- Art filters
Consumers are constantly demanding higher quality images from their cameras and for many, point-and-shoot compacts just don’t fulfil their needs.
Despite this, a DSLR isn’t for everyone and that’s where the mirrorless or Micro Four Thirds sector comes in.
While they offer comparable shots to high-end camera, they are significantly smaller.
The PEN Mini is a great option for these consumers, as it takes good shots easily while remaining light.
This is also one of the most affordable options in the class, which makes it the ideal option for upgraders.
Shooting performance was fairly consistent across different lighting conditions and the autofocus is very fast.
While on most occasions images look great, they sometimes lacked the colour and crispness seen from the competition.
The only major disadvantage of the PEN Mini is its display. Everything viewed on the screen looks a little dull and it is really hard to see in direct sunlight.
The fact that the flash is not built-in is also a bit of a hassle and adds extra bulk to the unit.
But overall a very well priced camera that is perfect for anyone entering the category for the first time.