Olympus PEN E-PL2

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Olympus Pen E-PL2
Olympus PEN E-PL2 with OM Zuiko 50mm 1.8.jpg
Olympus PEN E-PL2 with a legacy lens OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8
Type Micro Four Thirds, interchangeable lens camera
Sensor Four Thirds System 18.00 × 13.50 mm Live MOS
Maximum resolution 4032×3024 (12.3 megapixels)
Lens Micro Four Thirds System mount
Flash Yes, also hot shoe allows for a variety of external flashes
Shutter 1/4,000 to 60 s – 30 minutes bulb
Exposure modes Program, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual
Metering modes ESP multi patterned, Center-weighted average (60%), Spot (2%)
Focus areas 11 area contrast detect auto-focus, selectable
Focus modes Single, continuous, manual
Continuous shooting 3 frame/s Jpeg
Viewfinder live preview, optional optical viewfinder (Olympus VF-1) and electronic viewfinder (Olympus VF-2)
Rear LCD monitor 3" 460,000 pixel TFT LCD on screen with live preview
Storage Secure Digital card
Battery Li-ion 7,2V 1150mAh
Dimensions 120 × 70 × 35 mm
Weight 335 g (0.739 lb) body only
Made in  China

The Olympus PEN E-PL2, was announced in early January 2011 at the CES. This is Olympus Corporation's fourth camera that uses the Micro Four Thirds mount after the Olympus PEN E-P1, Olympus PEN E-P2 and Olympus PEN E-PL1. At the time it was announced, it had a US dollar MSRP of $599.99. As with earlier PEN models, the E-PL2 is aimed in between the point-and-shoot (compact camera) and D-SLR markets.

Noteworthy changes from the Olympus PEN E-PL1 model include:

  • Arguably slightly improved in-body Image Stabilisation (IS) at 4EV equivalent.
  • Bulb (long exposure) with cable-release option (RM-UC1 remote cable) up to 30m
  • 3" LCD higher resolution 460,000 pixel screen
  • 1/4000s shutter speed

Micro Four Thirds Camera introduction roadmap[edit]

Item Model Sensor Electronic View Finder (EVF) Announced
1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effective) EVF; 1.4x magnification; 1.44M dots 2008, October [1]
2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 4:3; 3:2; 16:9 (multi-aspect); 14.0 mp (12.1 mp effect) EVF; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots 2009, April [2]
3 Olympus PEN E-P1 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) optional hotshoe optical VF-1; 65 degree AOV 2009, July [3]
4 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF LVF1; 1.04x mag; 202K dots 2009, September [4]
5 Olympus PEN E-P2 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2009, November [5]
6 Olympus PEN E-PL1 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2010, February [6]
7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect) EVF; 1.04x magnification; 202K dots 2010, March [7]
8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect) EVF; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots 2010, March [8]
9 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 4:3; 3:2; 16:9 (multi-aspect); 18.3 mp (16.0 mp effect) EVF; 1.42x mag; 1.53M dots 2010, September [9]
10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF; 1.04x mag; 202K dots 2010, November [10]
11 Olympus PEN E-PL1s 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2010, November [11]
12 Olympus PEN E-PL2 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, January [12]
13 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 4:3 / 16.6 mp (15.8 mp effect) EVF; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, May [13]
14 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.1 mp effect) N/A 2011, June [14]
15 Olympus PEN E-P3 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, June[15]
16 Olympus PEN E-PL3 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, June[16]
17 Olympus PEN E-PM1 4:3 / 13.1 mp (12.3 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF VF-2; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, June[17]
18 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 4:3 / 16.6 mp (16.0 mp effect) opt hotshoe EVF LVF2; 1.4x mag; 1.44M dots 2011, November[18]
19 Olympus OM-D E-M5 4:3 / 16.9 mp (16.1 mp effect)[19] EVF; 1.15x mag; 1.44M dots 2012, February[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panasonic USA Pressroom". panasonic.com. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  2. ^ "DMC-GH1| Press Release | LUMIX | Digital Camera | Panasonic Global". Panasonic.net. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
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  4. ^ "DMC-GF1 | Press Release | LUMIX | Digital Camera | Panasonic Global". Panasonic.net. 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Olympus launches E-P2 Micro Four Thirds camera: Digital Photography Review". Dpreview.com. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
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  10. ^ "DMC-GF2 | Press Release | LUMIX | Digital Camera | Panasonic Global". Panasonic.net. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  11. ^ "OLYMPUS PEN Lite E-PL1s|デジタル一眼カメラ|オリンパスイメージング". Olympus-imaging.jp. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
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  15. ^ "OLYMPUS | News Release: World's fastest AF*, Flagship of PEN series "OLYMPUS PEN E-P3"". Olympus-global.com. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  16. ^ "OLYMPUS | News Release: High functionality and high performance into a small body, "OLYMPUS PEN Lite E-PL3"". Olympus-global.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  17. ^ "OLYMPUS | News Release: First model of the New Line of "PEN mini" Series "OLYMPUS PEN mini E-PM1"". Olympus-global.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
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  19. ^ "Olympus announces OM-D E-M5 weather-sealed Micro Four Thirds camera: Digital Photography Review". Dpreview.com. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  20. ^ "OLYMPUS | News Release: The OLYMPUS OM-D, a new generation system camera compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard". Olympus-global.com. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 

External links[edit]

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