Olympus PEN E-PL2 12.3 MP Digital Camera - White (Kit w/ 14-42mm II Lens) Reviews
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Olympus PEN E-PL2 12.3 MP Digital Camera - White (Kit w/ 14-42mm II Lens)

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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 lens technology, live guide, in-camera creative features, auxiliary lenses, a close-up spotlight accessory for macro photography and the 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. The E-PL2 comes with the Movie and Still Compatible (MSC) ED m14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom lens. This kit lens has a smooth, silent and quick inner focus mechanism to make it exceptionally fast and nearly silent when recording high-definition movie. The PEN E-PL2's live guide system takes the guesswork out of great photography and videography by allowing you to preview effects at the touch of a button. Want more vivid or muted color in your shot? Want warmer or cooler color? Want a brighter or darker subject, or a sharper or softer background? Simply select live guide and turn the wheel on the back of the camera to slide through numerous photographic and videographic effects. Make adjustments and watch the LCD as the effects are made live - before the image is captured! The E-PL2 provides an overall excellent user experience with a large, easy-to-view 3.0-inch 460,000-dot high-resolution LCD monitor and a control dial. Olympus appreciates that you may not have hours to spend retouching your images on the computer. The E-PL2 has improved art filters with art filter variations that allow users to customize each filter with different moods and effects and an art effect function to add various composition effects to the picture. Six art filters are incorporated including the dramatic tone filter. With the E-PL2's multiple exposure you can shoot one shot, then another and combine them in real time, or capture both shots separately and combine them within the camera later. At the heart of the E-PL2 is a large-size image sensor. This big sensor is inside the much smaller body of the E-PL2. This high-performance 12.3-megapixel live MOS image sensor delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity, and state-of-the-art technology to reduce noise and capture fine image details in both highlight and shadow areas. Recording HD movies with the E-PL2 is simple thanks to an easy-to-reach one-touch record button on the back of the camera body. If you're about to snap a photo and you realize a video would capture the spirit of the scene even better, simply press the record button and instantly you're capturing videos! Easily toggle back and forth between capturing stills and video by using your index finger to press the shutter button or your thumb to press the red record button. Having the ability to shoot still images and videos opens up a world of imaging possibilities.


Shooting Programs:

Anti shake

White Balance:

Tungsten (Preset)

Continuous Shooting Speed:

30 frames per second

Special Effects:

Dramatic Tone

Other Features

Face Detection:


Additional Features:

Brightness Control

Shooting Modes:

Frame Movie Mode

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature:

0 C

Max Operating Temperature:

40 C


Max Video Resolution:

1280 x 720

File Format

Still Image Format:

Raw Image

File Format

Digital Video Format:

Motion JPEG


Battery Form Factor:

Manufacturer specific


Connector Types:

1 x HDMI output ( 19 pin mini HDMI Type C )

HDMI Output:


Expansion Slot:

1 x SD Memory Card


Microphone Type:

Microphone - built-in - mono

Microphone Operation Mode:



Display Type:




Display Rotation:


Screen Details:

LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color



2.86 in.


11.2 Oz.


1.65 in.


4.54 in.

Memory / Storage

Supported Flash Memory:


Camera Flash

Camera Flash Features:

Wireless Off-Camera Control

Flash Modes:

Auto Mode

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction:


Flash Type:

Pop-up Flash


Light Sensitivity:

ISO 200-6400

Light Sensitivity Max:


Exposure Range:

EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Max Shutter Speed:

1/4000 sec

Exposure Modes:


Exposure compensation:

3 EV range, in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Exposure Metering:


Min Shutter Speed:

60 sec

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:

Manual Focus

Focal Length Range:

14mm - 42mm

Lens Type:

Zoom lens

Lens For SD:

14-42mm II

Lens System Features:

Aspherical Lens, ED Glass

Auto Focus type:

TTL contrast detection

Lens Construction:

7 group(s) / 8 element(s)

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera:

28 - 84mm

Lens Filter Size:

37 mm

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type:

High speed Live MOS

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size:

13.0 x 17.3mm

Key Features

Optical Zoom:



12.3 MP


Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens

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