Summary Olympus E-P2

Prices Price
Body only
Unknown
With 14-42mm lens
$594
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 13
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 32
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 18x13.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Megapixels
Help 12.2 MP
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 3,200 ISO
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Replacement

Olympus has replaced the PEN E-P2 with the E-P3.

Olympus PEN E-P3
Olympus PEN E-P3 announced June 2011
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen type Has an OLED screen

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Pros

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The Olympus E-P2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Lens availability More lenses available Help
108 lenses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$593.77
Weight Light Help
355 g
Size Quite small Help
Mid size (121×70×36 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
1.4"
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds

Cons

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The Olympus E-P2 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Low light performance Noisy at high ISO Help
505 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
56.0
Color depth Little color depth Help
21.5 bits
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
November 2009
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.4 EV
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
2300 ms startup delay
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
956 ms shutter lag
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
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