Summary: I bought this camera 3-4 years after it came out, so I was already buying in a technology "hole" compared to the latest models. The camera comes with no flash, mine came with no zoom (standard 17mm pancake), and is rather bulky and heavy for a non DSLR.
Summary: I picked this up a year ago. As long as you don't try to take pictures in dark rooms, and you use it with Panasonic or MSC Olympus lenses and the latest firmware, the focusing speed is actually pretty good. It's hard to fault this camera at this price.
Summary: I have had my ep-2 for ~ 1 year and clicked off a few thousand images in that time. I bought the camera because I like the lite weight, and because I had several nice Olympus legacy lenses left over from film days that I wanted to use via an adapter.
Summary: the E-P2 appears simple. People on the street have asked me if it's a retro film camera. The working size with a 17 mm lens ( yep purchased separately and worth it ) tucks into a jacket- no bulk and simple controls- that admittedly take some studying to learn all the options available.
Summary: I have had this camera for about three months and have to say that I am impressed. For such a small and dated sensor it really does do quite well. If you are looking for a camera with lens options and something smaller than the DSLR cameras this camera does the trick.
Summary: I don't think you can beat the value here--the excellent E-P2 camera body for less than $300. It's worth grabbing one (or more) while they're available. Personally, I've been using the E-P1 since just after the introduction and I jumped on the E-P2 at this price.
Make shooting (and filming) fun again... with some down sides.
13 February 2012
Summary: I am super happy with my Olympus Pen EP2 -- which I bought about 2 weeks ago. I am just like 80% of the micro 4/3 buyers. I saw that I had an SLR that would stay at home and would catch myself taking shots on my iphone without great quality... just because its actually portable.