Editors Liked

  • Design, Build, Handling and competitive image quality
  • Beautiful image quality, Compact body, Large image sensor, Digital accessories port and hotshoe, Dual menu system tailored toward either beginners or seasoned photographers, Silent autofocus during video recording with kit lens
  • Good image for the price, Sharper LCD, Better controls, Dedicated video record button, Excellent fit and finish, Popup flash, Penpal Bluetooth addon, Cheap lens options, Fun art filters
  • Comfortable design, Interchangeable lenses, Good automatic mode, Very good image quality
  • Less flashy but more functional redesigned camera body handles like a comfortable DSLR rather than an awkward rangefinder, Comfy, textured faux-leather handgrip, Contrast detection based autofocus system functions much faster than previous models witho
  • The E-PL2 delivers excellent photo quality, with an extremely customizable interface
  • Ergonomically comfortable, with textured hand grip, Improved 1442mm f/3.55.6 Zuiko MSC zoom kit lens, Inbody image stabilization, Manual exposure and art filters in movie controls, Accessory Port 2 for expanded functionality, Builtin wireless flash c
  • Improved styling; slightly improved low-light performance; ultra-quiet autofocus with new MSC lens
  • Visually appealing image quality, Compact, light & good looking exterior, Snappy operation, fast & quiet AF
  • Very good image quality, Built-in Image Stabilisation, Compact, light kit zoom with quick AF, Hot Shoe and accessory port, Highly customisable
  • Good photo quality; intuitive button layout; better LCD display; faster focusing and image processing; smooth zoom and focusing for kit lens
  • High quality results, Compact size, Value for money, Stylish retro design
  • Stylish body and nice size, Low-noise images, Quality upgrades for the built-in filters and scene selectors, iAuto delivers impressive results
  • Good resolution and detail at base ISO, Compact camera/kit lens package, Nice screen with good resolution (460K pixels), Good build quality and handling, Generally responsive and snappy operation, Reliable metering, Good AF speed with kit lens, Decent hig

Editors Didn't Like

  • No viewfinder may put off some and performance not up to a similar priced DSLR
  • Low light performance isn't as good as cameras with APS-C-size image sensors, Proprietary USB port
  • Still no dedicated viewfinder builtin, No changes to the sensor, Not ideal in low light, Penpal not quick for big photos, "JellO" wobble in panning video
  • No optical viewfinder, Poor lowlight video quality, No external mic port, Confusing menu system
  • Archaic menu system is confusing and unnecessarily complicated, Live Guide II system should be easier to access and adjust, customize, Shooting tips in Live Guide II suffer from bad translation, Buttons are too small; no exterior control for ISO, ISO s
  • Performance has improved, but the E-PL2 still couldn't be classified as fast overall
  • No builtin external mic jack, Complex menu system, Limited to AVI movie format (Motion JPEG OpenDML)
  • High ISO noise performance
  • Poor command dial action, Images noisy, especially after ISO 800, Could use a few more dedicated buttons like ISO, WB
  • Screen hard to see in bright conditions, Complex menu system, Mono audio mic, Disappointing sequential shooting, Movie mode still stuck at 720p Motion JPEG
  • Menu can be confusing for first-time users
  • Fiddly operation of some controls, Limited lens range
  • Nearly as expensive as a capable DSLR, No view finder, Could be underwhelming for experts, overwhelming for beginners
  • Exposure control with the rear dial not great if you change settings frequently, Inefficient movie format results in very large file sizes, No orientation sensor means having to rotate every portrait image manually, Menu system can be a little overwhelmin