Summary Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Body only Unknown Kit Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras #n/a of 44
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm Screen resolution Help 460k dots
Megapixels Help 12.2 MP Movie format Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 6,400 ISO
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Olympus has replaced the PEN E-PL2 with the E-PL3.

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 announced June, 2011
3D Takes 3D photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag

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reviewsWhat are people saying about the PEN E-PL2

"Its image capture would be limited only by your own expertise." | talking about the camera's image-quality
"On a number of occasions I brushed my thumb against the video record button while shooting a still." | talking about the camera's button-layout
"The plastic body will be a turn off for some people." | talking about the camera's build-quality


Olympus PEN E-PL2 Hands-on Rev...

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Hands-on Review
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The Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Lens availability More lenses available Help
40 lenses
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed


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The Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
434 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
280 shots
3D Doesn't take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
573 ISO
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Color depth Less color depth Help
21.4 bits
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.2 EV
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
January, 2011
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second




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