Olympus E-PL2 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus PEN E-PL2 
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: E-PL2 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $599.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-01-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 16.8 oz (476 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.5 x 2.9 x 1.7 in.
(115 x 73 x 42 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic 
Total Megapixels: 13.1
Effective Megapixels: 12.3 
Sensor Format: Four Thirds 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4032 x 3042 (12.3 MP, Other),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW (.ORF) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount 
Kit Lens: M.Zuiko MSC Digital ED m14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 0mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 11-point contrast detection w/ tracking 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type: Optional EVF 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (200 - 6400), 200 - 6400 (1/3, 1 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB 
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 324-zone Digital ESP, Center Weighted Average, Spot (with Highlight/Shadow mode) 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: 22 Scene Modes; 6 Art Filters (can be combined) 
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: TTL-Auto, Auto, Manual, Off 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens aperture 
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Cable Release 
Other Connection: Accessory Port II, Multi Connector (USB/AV), Mini HDMI (Type C), Cable Release 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLS-5 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: Proprietary BLS-5 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 280
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master 2 Software CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Changes from E-PL1: Updated body, bundled with new 14-42mm MSC lens, Live Guide II, 6 Art Filters: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy, Pin, Diorama, Dramatic Tone, 3" 460K-dot LCD, Support for SDXC cards, Top Shutter Speed now 1/4000s, Top ISO now 6400, Face Detection with new Eye Detect, 22 Scene Modes, Accessory Port 2, BLS-5 Battery. Available in black, white, silver and red. 

 


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