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Olympus PEN E-P2
6.2 out of 10

Olympus PEN E-P2

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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN E-P2

layersmagazine.com
18 November 2010
  • Excerpt: On the heels of the E-P1, Olympus released its latest Micro Four-Thirds camera, the Olympus PEN E-P2. Like the E-P1, the E-P2 is an homage to their 1959 35mm film rangefinder Pen camera series. The E-P2 uses the same 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor and 3″, 230,000-dot LCD as the E-P1.
  • Pros: Image quality; new EVF
  • Cons: No custom mode setting; no built-in flash
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Overall 8
8.3

Olympus Pen E-P2 review

best4reviews.com
3 September 2010
  • Summary: While the price of the Olympus Pen E-P2 might make some of your bank managers choke into their morning coffee when asking for the loan you might need to buy one, this otherwise modest upgrade of the E-P1 still sees significant improvements over its predecessor.
  • Pros: Image quality, handling, Super Control Panel, Creative feature set, iAuto mode, Dust reduction system, Styling, Build, Art filters, Lens, EVF.
  • Cons: No (built-in) viewfinder, EVF needs hot shoe, No built-in flash, Price, Screen in brighter conditions.
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Overall 7
6.9

Expert Review

DP Review
15 August 2010
  • Summary: A slightly revised version of the E-P1 sees changes in all the right places. A great JPEG engine, in-body stabilization, and the option to add one of the best electronic viewfinders we've seen combine to help it live up to its looks.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution with lots of detail in the shots, Appealing, bright and punchy out of camera results and well optimized JPEGs, Improved AF performance (though kit lens holds it back), Pretty retro design puts SLR quality into a compact body, Collapsible kit lens is small and offers decent qu...
  • Cons: Some highlight clipping (and poor dynamic range at ISO 100), Low resolution screen that's hard to see in bright light, i-Enhance picture mode can't be disengaged when using iAuto, No built-in flash (and the optional flash is expensive and pretty basic), Complicated menu system not that easy to na...
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN E-P2 Review

Digital Photography School
7 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Just as this camera arrived on the reviewing desk another PEN was announced: the PEN E-PL1 . With three PENs now out there, I could almost hear the old song … ‘Every time it rains, it rains PEN-Es from heaven.” Sorry for the corn!
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Overall 8
7.7
Ease of use 8
8.0
Equipment 8
8.0

Olympus E-P2 Review - A Micro Four Thirds Camera that Harkens Back to Another Era

Bright Hub
26 April 2010
  • Summary: As many DSLRs get bigger and heavier, a new class of camera, the Micro Four Thirds camera has introduced the idea of an interchangeable lens camera that is almost as small as a point-and-shoot camera. Offerings by Panasonic and Olympus have provided enthusiasts with high quality options.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
14 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Olympus PEN E-P2 retro system camera When the Olympus P1 was introduced, people admired this bold step by Olympus. The PEN camera was and is in many ways a unique camera, although Panasonic has now introduced a similar camera.
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus Pen E-P2

CNET
18 February 2010
  • Summary: The enhancements that Olympus has made to the Pen E-P2 over its Pen E-P1 predecessor are worthwhile but hardly earth-shattering. It's a good-looking camera and the quality of both its photos and movies is great.
  • Pros: Classic styling; top-quality electronic viewfinder; manual controls in movie mode.
  • Cons: Inefficient controls; annoying 'collapsing' lens; expensive for what you get.
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Overall 8
8.3

Olympus 'PEN' E-P2

Camera Labs
1 February 2010
  • Summary: Sharing the same sensor as the E-P1, the image quality of the E-P2 is unsurprisingly identical, at least when using the same shooting parameters. As such you can expect much lower noise than a typical compact, although not quite in the same league as the best APS-C DSLRs like Nikon’s D5000 and D90.
  • Pros: Compact body with DSLR-sized sensor., Built-in stabilisation which works with any lens., Accessory port and superb EVF supplied., HD movie mode and HDMI port.
  • Cons: Leisurely AF system and so-so face detection., No built-in flash and average resolution screen., Superb EVF adds considerably to cost., Newer E-PL1 a compelling alternative.
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Overall 8
8.3

Olympus 'PEN' E-P2

Camera Labs
1 February 2010
  • Summary: Sharing the same sensor as the E-P1, the image quality of the E-P2 is unsurprisingly identical, at least when using the same shooting parameters. As such you can expect much lower noise than a typical compact, although not quite in the same league as the best APS-C DSLRs like Nikon’s D5000 and D90.
  • Pros: Compact body with DSLR-sized sensor., Built-in stabilisation which works with any lens., Accessory port and superb EVF supplied., HD movie mode and HDMI port.
  • Cons: Leisurely AF system and so-so face detection., No built-in flash and average resolution screen., Superb EVF adds considerably to cost., Newer E-PL1 a compelling alternative.
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Overall 8
8.3
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 7
7.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Olympus Pen E-P2 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: There are many things to like about the Pen E-P2, and most of these are the same features that appear in the E-P1. This is because, besides the EVF, there is little in the way of a ‘giant leap forward’.
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