Editors Liked

  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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