First test shots posted for Olympus E-PL2!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, January 24, 2011 - 09:57 EST)
We've just posted our first set of lab test shots for the Olympus PEN E-PL2 SLD digital camera!
The Olympus PL2 is the fifth camera in the company's popular PEN series of single-lens direct view cameras and the Olympus PEN PL2 differs from the previous PL1 model in a number of important ways. The body styling has been adjusted, providing a more comfortably sized grip, and features a recessed power button, direct movie button, and the familiar rear-panel control wheel seen on the P1 and P2 models. The PL2 also now ships with a different kit lens, which has the same focal range of 14-42mm (28-84mm equivalent), but with quieter MSC focus motor, more compact dimensions, a more solid retraction mechanism, and a bayonet for mounting accessory lenses. The rear-panel LCD display on the Olympus PL2 has been upgraded to a larger 3.0-inch type with double the resolution of that on the PL1, at some 460,000 dots. The fastest shutter speed on the Olympus PL2 has been boosted from 1/2,000 to 1/4,000 second, making it easier to freeze fast subject motion, and the maximum ISO sensitivity doubled from ISO 3,200 to ISO 6,400 equivalent. That's not all, so see our Olympus PEN E-PL2 Hands-on Preview for more details, and visit the Olympus PEN E-PL2 Samples page for the images we've shot so far, including links to select RAW files. Stay tuned for more sample images over the next couple of days!