Olympus PEN E-PL2

Announced Jan 6, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
dpreview conclusion

If you frequently change your exposure settings or shoot a lot in low light you might want to try the E-PL2 out before you commit to a purchase but for everyone else the Olympus is a great combination of image quality and portability.

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Silver Award
71%
dpreview score
Good for

Anyone who wants a large sensor in a small package

Not so good for

Photographers who frequently change exposure settings or shoot a large proportion of their images in low light

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Other reviews
Olympus PEN E-PL2 review
By: Phil Hall, What Digital Camera (May 5, 2011)

There's no denying that the E-PL2 is a welcome development over the E-PL1 and, in many ways, is the most rounded of the non-viewfinder Compact System Cameras.

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 Review
By: Shawn Barnett, Imaging Resource (Mar 11, 2011)

Olympus has revamped its consumer Pen compact system camera (CSC), or mirrorless camera, with a simpler design and a new, smaller kit lens that also allows mounting of relatively inexpensive accessory lenses. While it's arguable that the black version of the E-PL2 has lost some of the E-PL1's unique flair, those looking for uniqueness can choose from among the silver, red, and white...

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DCRP Review: Olympus E-PL2
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Feb 24, 2011)

While not without its flaws, the E-PL2 remains a capable camera, with consumer-friendly features, full manual controls, built-in image stabilization, HD video recording, and plenty of optional extras. Photo quality is generally good, though highlight clipping can be an issue, as it redeye (though you can fix that in playback mode). The camera also has a weak flash (though that's better than...

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 review

The newest and fourth addition to the PEN series of Micro Four Thirds camera bodies, the Olympus E-PL2 is a 12.3 megapixel mirroless interchangeable lens camera. An enhanced version of the E-PL1 launched a year previously, it sits above it in the PEN product line rather than replacing it. The E-PL2 shares the same size sensor as the E-PL1 and other PEN bodies, but has a bigger 3 inch screen...

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