Olympus PEN E-P2 review

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StephenL Senior Member • Posts: 1,139
Olympus PEN E-P2 review

Was initially sceptical of the Pen series, but the E-P2 with its EVF has changed this.
It is now my camera of choice - more usable than any other - easy to carry therefore I use it more.
Even with the EVF attached it is pocketable (if you have largish pockets!).
Feels really solid - more of a camera than the Panansonic G1 which I briefly owned.
Noise is really not a problem if shooting RAW and processing in LR3.
Manual focussing with magnified assist is really useful and I find myself using this feature a lot.
EVF is really superb and the amount of information available to the eye is a revelation.

Problems:

Small rear dial and buttons awkward/too easy to get wrong setting or activate accidentally.
EVF slightly slack - countered this with a sliver of gaffer tape on hot-shoe to make a tighter fit.
Focussing is fine for my purpose (landscapes and street) but would be unsuitable for action or fast nature photography unless manual focussing invoked.

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Fujifilm X100S Olympus E-1 Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm X-Pro2 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm 1:4.0 +9 more
Olympus PEN E-P2
12 megapixels • 3 screen • Four Thirds sensor
Announced: Nov 5, 2009
StephenL's score
4.7
Average community score
4.5
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