Olympus E-PL2 Review
Olympus PEN E-PL2 specifications
(Body + 14-42mm)
| • US: $599
• UK: £599
• EU: €599
|Body material||Plastic with metal front panel|
|Sensor|| 4/3" Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor
17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
13.1 million total pixels
12.3 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
|Dust suppression||Supersonic Wave Filter|
|Image stabilization|| "Supersonic Wave Drive" (in-body sensor shift)
Three modes: Horizontal+Vertical, Vertical only, Horizontal only
Up to 3 EV compensation (claimed)
|Image processor||TruePic V|
|Image sizes (Still)|| 4032 x 3024
3200 x 2400
2560 x 1920
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Image sizes (Movie)|| 1280 x 720 (HD) @ 30 fps
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
|Movie length|| 7 min @ HD
14 min @ 640 x 480
|Aspect Ratio||4:3 (Default), 3:2, 16:9, 6:6|
|File formats|| RAW
RAW + JPEG
AVI Motion JPEG
|Lenses|| • Micro Four Thirds Mount
• Range of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
• Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
• Compatible with standard Four Thirds lenses via adapter.
|Auto focus|| • Imager Contrast Detection AF system
• 11-area multiple AF
• When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, works as AF assist.
|Focus Area Selectable|| • Automatic
• Auto from all 11 area, Single area from 11 area
• Auto from almost all area when Face detection is ON
• Free selection (from 225points) when Magnified View Mode is selected
|Focus modes|| • Single shot AF (S-
• Continuous AF (C-AF)
• Manual focus (MF)
• Single + Continuous (S-AF+ MF)
• AF Tracking (C-AF+ TR)
|AF assist lamp||• No|
|Exposure modes|| • iAuto
• Program AE (with shift)
• Aperture priority AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Art Filter
• Scene select
|Scene modes|| • Portrait
• Landscape + Portrait
• Night Scene
• Night + Portrait
• High Key
• Low Key
• DIS mode
• Nature Macro
• Beach & Snow
• Fisheye Effect* (for use with lens converter)
• Wide Angle* (for use with lens converter)
• Macro* (for use with lens converter)
|Art Filter|| • Pop art
• Soft focus
• Pale & Light Color
• Light Tone
• Grainy film
• Pin hole
• Cross Process
• Dramatic Tone*
|Sensitivity|| • Auto : ISO 200 - 6400* (customizable, Default 200-1600)
• Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
|Metering system|| • TTL Image Sensor metering system
• 324-zone multi-pattern
|Metering modes|| • Digital ESP (324-area multi-pattern metering)
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (1%)
• Highlight based spot
• Shadow based spot
|AE Lock|| • AE lock available
• AF lock with shutter release half-press in Single AF mode
|Exposure comp.|| • Up to ± 3.0 EV
• 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
|AE Bracketing|| • 3 frames
• 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
|Exposure fine tune||• ±1EV in 1/6EV steps|
|Shutter speed||• 60-1/4000 sec*|
|Flash X-sync speed||• 1/30 - 1/180*|
|White balance|| • Auto
• Fluorescent 1
• Fluorescent 2
• Fluorescent 3
• 1 custom preset
• Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
|WB fine tuning|| • Red - Blue: ± 7 steps (2 mired each)
• Green - Magenta: ± 7 steps (2 mired each)
|WB Bracketing|| • 3 frames
• 2, 4 or 6 steps
|Color space|| • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Image parameters|| • iEnhance (3 levels)
• Saturation - 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted)
• Sharpness - 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone)
• Contrast- 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone)
• B&W filter (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
• B&W/Sepia toning (Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green)
• Gradation (4 levels)
|Drive modes|| • Single
• Self-timer (2 or 12 sec)
|Continuous|| • 3.0 fps
• RAW: 10 frames maximum
|External Flash|| • Hot-Shoe
• Compatible with E-system Flash (FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14)
• External Flash Control : TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-Auto, FP-Manual
• Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off.
• Flash power: Up to ± 3EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
|On-screen information, live control mode|| • Battery information
• Shooting mode
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• Exposure compensation value
• ISO sensitivity
• Exposure compensation indicator
• Exposure indicator
• Flash intensity compensation indicator
• Auto BKT setting
• NR setting
• WB compensation value
• Record mode
• Flash Status
• Image size
• Drive mode
• Flash intensity compensation value
• Metering mode
• Recordable still image number
• Focusing mode
• IS activating mode
• Face detection
• My Mode
• Multi Exposure
• Aspect Ratio
• Super FP
• AF frame
• Colour space
• Internal Temperature Warning
|Orientation sensor||• No|
|Electronic Viewfinder||• External (optional)|
|LCD monitor|| • 3.0" HyperCrystal LCD with Anti-Reflective Coating*
• 460,000 dots
• 100% frame coverage
• 15 step brightness adjustment
• 15 step Color Balance adjustment (R-B, G-M)
|Live View|| • 100% field of view
• Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
• AF operation
• 7x - 14x magnification
|Live View Modes|| • Normal Mode
• Grid Line Mode (4 types)
• Histogram Mode
• Highlight & Shadow Mode
• Comparison View Mode
|Live View Information|| • Aperture value
• Shutter speed
• Auto Bracket
• AE Lock
• AF mode
• Shooting Mode
• Battery Check
• My Mode
• Internal Temperature Warning
• Face Detection
• Number of storable still pictures
• Record mode
• Sequential shooting
• White Balance
• Metering Mode
• AF confirmation mark
• Exposure Compensation Value
• Spot metering Area
• Only when E-system Flash attached : Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP
|Playback functions|| • Single-frame
• Information Display
• Index Display(4/9/25/100 frames, Calendar)
• Close-up (2 - 14X)
• Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
• Slideshow (Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
|Editing|| • RAW development
• JPEG editing (B&W, Sepia, Red eye reduction, Color saturation, Resize, Shadow Adjustment Technology, Anti red-eye)
|Connectivity|| • USB 2.0 (Hi Speed)
• Mini HDMI
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• Accessory Port AP2
|Power||BLS-5 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)*|
|Dimensions||115.4mm (W) x 72.7mm (H) x 42mm (D) (excluding protrusions)*|
|Weight (no batt)||317g*|
|Weight (with batt & card)||362g*|
|Box contents||Body, Li-ion battery BLS-5*, Li-ion battery charger BCS-1*, USB/Video Multi cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.|
* Changed compared to the E-PL1
Feb 7, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Feb 12, 2011
Mar 3, 2011
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