Summary: I purchased this back in summer 2011 and it's been nothing but good to me. I got the white body because I suppose I'm a hipster like that (or whatever the kids are calling it). In the two years it's certainly taken a beating but it's kind of like the Energizer bunny as it just keeps going and going. The finish has a few nicks and scratches at this point but the camera is aging well.
Summary: I had E-PL1. Great camera and pics. Lots of issues though. I sold that one and got the PL2. Much better. Focus is great. Remote trigger works (I needed it for night and for remote firing). Screen seems the same to me. Maybe a bit dim, but usable. I've taken stunning pics. Also, the iso has been shifted in the PL2. I got myself an adjustable filter and took care of that issue. I recommend this camera for anyone.
Summary: Yes their are beter cameras, but this works well for me. A work horse for time-lapse as raw files not so big but can get sharp images from unit. Guess I'm use to using this camera and holding out for the next wave of mirrorless to step up. But these are great for fun and cheap $$$, good quality images and unit/glass.
Excerpt: I also have the E-pl1 which I was having problems with in low light (focus hunt) Olympus seems to have solved the problem with this model. I now have two bodies and use the pl1 for the larger zoom so i dont have to change the lens.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: I have had this camera for a couple of months now. It has taken some time to learn the best settings for the right shooting situations. There is an option to have user controlled settings pre-set into the different shooting modes. I found that to be very useful. The iAuto does an okay job in bright light and still shots, but you really need to learn the settings to optimize photos for action and low-light.
Excerpt: The E-PL2 is a great way to get into Micro Four Thirds system. It is loaded with high end features, but it's affordable. The format provides excellent image quality in a compact size. There are many lenses and accessories available, so the system can grow to any level of sophistication the owner wants. Olympus makes some of the best lenses available, and the cameras are a joy to use.
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Fun to use, Great Resolution
Summary: I've been interested in a mirroless camera since they were introduced,but since I already own a Dslr camera I question the price of these smaller camera with a smaller sensor. Now that the prices are dropping on some of the slightly older models; I felt like I could justify the cost of owning another camera. I compared several brands and finally settled on the Olympus Pen E-Pl2. Wow!! I love it.