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6.3 out of 10

Olympus PEN E-P2

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Overall 8
8.3

Olympus Pen E-P2 review

best4reviews.com
28 August 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. The image quality, HD movies and handling are all superb, as is the EVF and the build quality plus that retro design, which all makes the E-P2 a lovely camera to have and to use and one that performs well,...
  • 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
27 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 quality, Superb optional viewfinder aids stable holding and shooting in bright light, Good high ISO performance up to ISO 3200 and lots of control over noise reduction, Superb b...
  • 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 navigate, Preview image brightness doesn't always match the captured image brightness, No quick way to select AF point, Live view magnification implementation is awkward and inc...
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus Pen E-P2

CNET
27 August 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 7
7.0

Olympus E-P2

CNET
26 August 2010
  • Summary: For some, an elegant shooter's design and high-quality low-ISO photos may more than adequately compensate for the Olympus E-P2's sluggish performance.
  • Pros: Striking design; excellent build quality; very good photo quality.
  • Cons: Sluggish autofocus; short battery life; low-resolution LCD; lacks on-camera flash.
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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! Olympus first broke away from the crowd with its first Micro Four Thirds camera and was quickly followed by Panasonic with their MFT lineup, then Ricoh put its hand up with the GXR.
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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. The design of the Olympus PEN P2 camera is virtually identical to the P1, retro with a modern touch to it. It remains a great camera both to look at and to work with, as this Olympus E-PEN P2 surely stands out.
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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. In our High ISO Noise results page you’ll see the E-P2 holds it together very well between 100 and 400 ISO and still looks good at 800 ISO.
  • 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. In our High ISO Noise results page you’ll see the E-P2 holds it together very well between 100 and 400 ISO and still looks good at 800 ISO.
  • 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’. The EVF is impressive, and when combined with the Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lenses it starts to handle like an SLR. Of course, those without the need for an EVF can opt for the cheaper E-P1.
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