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Olympus E-PL2 Compact System Cameras

4 star rating
                      4 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $599.00

Product Description

The PEN E-PL2 continues the PEN family’s legacy of a small, light and simple design, intuitive interface and DSLR image quality and expands your creative potential with new lens technology, Live Guide, new in-camera creative features, new auxiliary lenses, a new Close-Up Spotlight accessory (MAL-1) for macro photography and the new Olympus PENPAL Bluetooth accessory. And the newly designed E-PL2’s ergonomic body makes capturing amazing still images and HD video more fun than ever before.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by fotomatix a Casual

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2011

Strengths:    External mode selection dial.
Integrated flash.
Silent focusing 2nd generation 14-42mm lens.
Beautiful design with favorable ergonomics making it easy to hold.
Great value for price segment.

Weaknesses:    Only 720p video capture.
Somewhat slower focus performance with 40 -150mm zoom kit lens.
Average battery life.

Bottom Line:   
An elegantly styled micro four thirds interchangeable lens camera that produces high quality images. I've used this camera for over 2 weeks and can't say anything really negative about it. Although the poorer performance in lower light conditions at higher ISO (6400 +) is obvious, should we really expect anything other within this more than reasonable price range?
The next generation 14-42mm kit lens compliments the camera very well. The focusing is now silent during video capture.
I purchased a kit including the 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $799.00

Purchased At:   Lozeau Photo in Mont

Similar Products Used:   While the NEX-5 produces great images and has superior video, I switched to the E-PL2 for the following reasons:

Lack of integrated flash.
Lack of external mode selection dial.
Expensive lens options (200mm zoom priced at almost $1000).

Type of photography:   People

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