Olympus PEN E-PL2

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

Having read multiple review about m4/3 cameras I finally pulled the trigger on the E-PL2 and am very happy with my decision. I was previously a Nikon DSLR user (D40, D5000, D5100) and was sick of carrying around a giant camera bag whenever I wanted to take some serious pictures. And the fact that when you show up with a DSLR with a speed light people normally assume you're the "party photographer" or "event staff". I tried to make concessions and just use my wife's point and click, but ...

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I've only owned it a few weeks and I think it's a great little camera. The build isn't as good as my previously owned GF1, BUT it feels MUCH better in the hand (which is very important as the GF1 always felt a bit slippery). Here are my key points: + it's small + art filters are cool + coupled with the Olympus 45mm 1.8 you have a superb, high quality small combo + video - I was never that fussed about video until I had a daughter. So recently I grabbed my E-PL2 + 45mm and started filming my ...

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I've got it a month ago with 14-42 & 40-150 lenses, and Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens. I rarely use a tripod, thus in-body image stabilization came very handy when using the Panasonic 20mm lens. Image quality with that lens is the best; when wide open it makes the subjects glow and causes soft attractive background bokeh. The difference between Panasonic 20mm and the 14-42 kit lens is so apparent that I almost never use the kit lens. If you are going to purchase E-PL2 consider Panasonic 20mm ...

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