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Olympus Pen E-P2 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Body (Black)
Overall score: 69%
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- Micro Four Thirds Mount : The Micro Four Thirds Mount on the E-P2 provides many key benefits
- Four Thirds System Lens Adapter : Other Four Thirds Format lenses can also be used on the E-P2 with an available MMF-1 Four Thirds System Lens Adapter
- Truepic V Image Processor : In addition to more detail, the image sensor
- In-body Image Stabilization : The camera's In-body Image Stabilization system compensates for up to four shutter
- Art Filters : A series of eight built-in Art Filters for replicating countless striking and dramatic effects
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|Effective Still Resolution||12.3 MP|
|Item Dimensions||1.63 x 4.51 x 2.84 inches|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12.3 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||3.2 pounds|
|Video Capture Format||motion_jpeg|
|Video Capture Resolution||720p|
|Viewfinder Type||fixed LCD|
Review summary from DPReview
A slightly revised version of the E-P1 sees changes in all the right places. A great JPEG engine, in-body stabilization, and the option to add one of the best electronic viewfinders we've seen combine to help it live up to its looks.
Scoring is relative only to the other products in the same category.
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Top Customer Reviews
Oh yeah and this robustly-built camera takes outstanding pictures, esp. when paired with a fast prime lens like the Panasonic 20mm F1.7 or M.Zuiko 14mm F2.5. As long as you don't need a built-in flash, because like the E-P1 the E-P2 does not have one. I could not justify paying $400-500 more for an E-P3 with built in flash and slightly faster autofocus, at least yet, so this one fits the bill nicely.
Very highly recommended!!!
(Update 2/16/12: have used a slew of old OM lenses (w/$23 Fotodix OM-u4/3 adapter) on this fine little camera, and the results are nothing short of amazing-- especially the medium range teles like 135 F2.8 and 100 F2. Picked up a near mint 200 F4 at a camera store for under $100, and it's resolving power is truly spectacular.)
The E-P2 shares the same ponderous menus as the E-P1. That's unfortunate but in reality you only have to wade through them until you have the camera set to your preferences. After that, all the vital options are available on the quick menu. The buttons and dials are a bit fiddly. The control wheel/button combination on the lower right is too easy to turn/press without meaning to--you can turn it off. The top right wheel is not in my favorite shape or placement but it's usable. Buttons are close together. The wrong one is easy to press when you have large thumbs. Those are my nitpicks on both the E-P1 and E-P2.
But both cameras have lots of good points as well. Since the E-P1 has been around for a while, I won't dwell on the features the two cameras share. You can find reviews of the E-P1 here at Amazon and more technical reviews online. The biggest difference is the electronic viewfinder availability for the E-P2. The EVF gives a good, big and bright view of the subject matter. It also allows the user to fill it up with all manner of shooting information. You can put so much stuff in the viewfinder it can interfere with seeing the subject. I prefer a clean viewfinder and this can be problematic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great camera. It's not state of the art from Olympus in 2013 but a big improvement over the E-P1. Read morePublished on November 17, 2013 by Wayne Joerding
This camera is really good if you are looking for affordable, small camera with interchangeable lenses. I use it currently with Panasonic's 14mm Lumix lens and I love it. Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Erkka Karjalainen
I bought this camera 3-4 years after it came out, so I was already buying in a technology "hole" compared to the latest models. Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by BSChi
A treasure camera. Who said that it is a camera for nascent. The quality of the images are extraordinary and the camera allows you to share legendary lenses. Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by Felipe Cardenas
Great image quality, nice build quality and design, and way more flexibility than a regular point and shoot. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Ryan
I picked this up a year ago. As long as you don't try to take pictures in dark rooms, and you use it with Panasonic or MSC Olympus lenses and the latest firmware, the focusing... Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by Dan C
Great camera, day shots were great, night shots without flash need to use higher ISO number and increase the EV. Read morePublished on December 1, 2012 by Anthony Yong