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Olympus E-PL2 Compact System Cameras
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.
Submitted by fotomatix a Casual
Date Reviewed: April 1, 2011
Strengths: External mode selection dial.
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.
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.
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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