Olympus PEN E-P2

Announced Nov 5, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
Yossi Kramer

A cute small camera - similar to the Olympus Pen I own some 40 years. Quite responsive, and the EVF is very good (besides in low light conditions). The menu is quite simple but not intuitive. It handles white balance very good, even in incandescent light. Works great with Nikon lenses with an adapter. Problems: Images are noisy, even at iso 100. Noise can be removed by post processing, but I was not expecting that noise level. It's too expensive for what it offers. The 14-42 kit lens is ...

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I have used the SLR (or DSLR) format my whole adult life. This "marriage" of the interchangeable lens and point-and-shoot live-view formats is perfection. I use the PEN E-P2 because it feels more "professional" and rugged than the all plastic construction of the newer E-PL1. I have had no need for flash as the 6400 ISO is sufficient for almost all conditions. I absolutely love this camera. While the Nikon D300 has been my favorite camera until now (and it is a superb camera, no doubt), I find ...

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