Summary: This is not the item I thought I was getting. The item was advertised as the E-PL2—the second generation of this particular camera, with improvements and adjustments from the good-but-needed-improvement E-PL1. Unfortunately, the camera is, in fact, the E-PL1. Please be more careful and accurate in your labeling of the products you are posting for sale.
Summary: I read roughly a million reviews and looked at a broad range of cameras before purchasing this a few months ago. I was looking to move up from a Lumix TZ1 which while fabulous for what it is, is quite old (at 7 years) and does not have high megapixel count or manual features. I was looking for a tough combination of high image quality, a good macro and good zoom in a relatively inexpensive camera.
Summary: Salaam Aleikum, Long live the Iranian Islamic Empire (IIA) and Iranian Republic!! Baai'st ta veen, has lai 'aideen. Duraan filor ak meh dur, ebil ar, mufar een. Dava la ringg deraa, haasla eing taraa. Haastavariohn haalaaveen! This camera is very close to a DSLR. It has a micro 4/3rds sensor which is smaller than the size of an APS-C/APS-H that is found in DSLRs and bigger than the sensors in digital cameras.
Summary: I like Olympus PEN cameras for their compactness and DSLR quality pictures. I had EPL-1 and traded it for EP-3. I purchased EPL-2 for my wife. The camera performs well, the one star less than five is because of the control wheel location. It is too close to the camera's grip and if you are not carefull you can move it easily when you take the camera in your hand.
Excerpt: First things first. Camera was a great deal and was delivered immediately. Everyhting was as described. <br /><br />The camera is used for capturing my childs sporting events, family gatherings and general photography. It has done well inevery area - once I figured out how to use it. <br /><br />I am still learning the camera and its subtleties, but it is a great camera. I will be buying the zoom lens from Cameta in teh near future.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD
Summary: I've owned an e-pl2 for over a year now, and I've taken thousands of pics with it. First of all, the kit 14-42 lens is great. Very sharp and easy to use. The camera's scene and art modes take some time to appreciate, but are well worth it once you understand how to apply them. My 4 star rating would be 5 stars because the camera does take some trial and error to use properly.
Summary: I purchased this to replace my point and shoot, as an intro to SLR cameras. Its a great little camera, the kit comes complete with everything you need. You do need to read the manual to get the most out of it! Takes great pictures, I have no complaints against this camera. Lots of options, great pics, compact.
Summary: Bought this camera a month ago to capture better quality pictures of the baby and everything that comes with it, and something not too bulky to carry around. The built-in pop up flash that can be tilted and the shape of the body were main reasons I chose this over the E-PL3. Although the kit lens I hear is slower than the E-PL3, but at least it's faster that the E-PL1.