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Image quality; new EVF
Image quality, handling, Super Control Panel, Creative feature set, iAuto mode, Dust reduction system, Styling, Build, Art filters, Lens, EVF.
Excellent resolution with lots of detail in the shots, Appealing, bright and punchy out of camera results and well optimized JPEGs, Improved AF performance (though kit lens holds it back), Pretty retro design puts SLR quality into a compact body, Collapsi
Small, inspiring design, Mirrorless design allows smaller optics, smaller body, Very compact lens designs, Compatibility with a wide range of existing lens designs using adapters, albeit with limitations, Good heft, but reasonably light at only one pou...
Striking design; excellent build quality; very good photo quality.
Retrostyling, incamera image stabilisation, lownoise image quality
Compact, 12megapixel camera with interchangeable lenses. Giant LCD screen. Great lowlight performance, professional features including full manual control and RAW mode. That design is hot, son. Hot!
D-SLR-quality images. Sharp images from ISO 100-800 at all f-stops. Low noise from ISO 100-1600. Attractive design. 720p30 HD video capture. Mini HDMI port.
Olympus E-P2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Nice new features Easy-to-use, Good colour rendition Good price point, Good ISO performance Good build quality, Good build quality Nice design
Compact body with DSLR-sized sensor, Built-in stabilisation which works with any lens, Accessory port and superb EVF supplied, HD movie mode and HDMI port.
Bottom Line, First Look: The attractive Olympus Pen EP2 serves up unique incamera controls, interchangeable lenses, and a compact design, but it costs significantly more than an entrylevel DSLR.
High-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF) offers large view of shot; interesting new Art Filters; classic black color camera body; accessory port for other peripherals.
Nice EVF; great styling.
Excellent Image Quality, Classy looks, Easy to operate, Excellent Art modes
No custom mode setting; no built-in flash
No (built-in) viewfinder, EVF needs hot shoe, No built-in flash, Price, Screen in brighter conditions.
Some highlight clipping (and poor dynamic range at ISO 100), Low resolution screen that's hard to see in bright light, i-Enhance picture mode can't be disengaged when using iAuto, No built-in flash (and the optional flash is expensive and pretty b
Sluggish autofocus; short battery life; low-resolution LCD; lacks on-camera flash.
Autofocus system not as good as competitors, no popup flash
A good deal more expensive than the nearly identical EP1. Costs about the same as a fullsized DSLR. LCD viewfinder is lowerresolution than the main LCD and is annoyingly laggy. Viewfinder also hogs flash hotshoe.
Slow autofocus. No built-in flash. Electronic viewfinder is no match for an optical viewfinder. Camera picks up lens motor noise when shooting video.
Olympus E-P2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Focus hunts a bit too much Bad noise at mid to high ISO, Sunken command dial Missing Fluorescent white-balance, Missing high-speed noise reduction
Leisurely AF system and so-so face detection, No built-in flash and average resolution screen, Superb EVF adds considerably to cost, Newer E-PL1 a compelling alternative.
Too similar to the E-P1; EVF saps battery fast; still no onboard flash; focusing can be faster.
Not many new features over the EP1.
No on-camera flash
By Digital Photography School on July 20, 2011
Just as this camera arrived on the reviewing desk another PEN was announced: the PEN E-PL1. With three PENs now out there, I could almost hear the old song … ‘Every time it rains, it rains PEN-Es from heaven.” Sorry for the...
By ePHOTOzine on March 21, 2011
Interestingly the Olympus was a much more decisive about what it was focusing on and snapped instantly into place, while the Fuji hunted around a bit. At one point I didn't think it was going to make it, but once locked on it was quick for...
By Layers Magazine on November 18, 2010
On the heels of the E-P1, Olympus released its latest Micro Four-Thirds camera, the Olympus PEN E-P2. Like the E-P1, the E-P2 is an homage to their 1959 35mm film rangefinder Pen camera series. The E-P2 uses the same 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor and...
By infoSync World on August 03, 2010
We think the Olympus E-P2 is the first PEN camera to leave us with an empty feeling. Not in the still image quality department thoughOlympus has really nailed it when it comes to Four Thirds imaging. We're talking about the design of the...
By Macworld UK on July 09, 2010
Big brother to the E-PL1, and released at the start of the year, is the similarly specified yet more obviously retro-designed 12.3-megapixel E-P2. Like its cheaper sibling, this hybrid camera comes with a new accessory port allowing the attachment of...
By RegHardware on June 25, 2010
The E-P2 is a great and versatile little camera, if a touch expensive. Olympus was fast to act on the concerns raised by the release of the E-P1 and the result is a much better camera than the original digital PEN ever was. Having addressed some if...
By Best4Reviews on June 24, 2010
While the price of the Olympus Pen E-P2 might make some of your bank managers choke into their morning coffee when asking for the loan you might need to buy one, this otherwise modest upgrade of the E-P1 still sees significant improvements over its...
By 5FWD on May 24, 2010
The E-P2 keeps up the Olympus tradition of churning out cameras that really are head and shoulders above the competition. Just be aware youll need to stump up a substantial amount for the basic camera and lens package, and thats before you...
By Digital Photography Review on April 22, 2010
For this Quick review we ran selected studio tests to confirm the E-P2's image quality is the same as the E-P1's. On the previous pages of this article we have described all specification and performance differences between the two cameras. To...
By Digital Camera Buyer on April 20, 2010
Less major departure more minor refinement over the already excellent E-P1. If youre prepared to pay a premium for the useful extra of the EVF, build quality should ensure years of...
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