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Olympus PEN E-PL2 review

Dennis Hissink
CES report
Thursday 13th, January 2011
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Report CES 2011 Show - The Olympus PEN E-PL2 is a new system camera of the fast-growing PEN-series. All-round, full of creative settings and functionality, but with the ease of use the Olympus PEN is famous for. The Olympus PEN PL2 offers the best solution for beginners to capture photos and movies in high DSLR quality. The lightweight and compact character of this new PEN camera is ideal for those who demand more quality and features of his compact, but donít want to carry a heavy DSLR. Now everyone can experiment with the built-in Art filters, including the Dramatic Tone filter taken from the professional Olympus E-5. 12.3 Megapixels and the new 14-42 mm lens will offer a high photo and video quality.

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2 review
The new 14-42 mm Zuiko Digital kit lens offers not only a faster focus, but also prevents the annoying noise you hear in the captured movie and was caused by the focus motor of the lens. The operation of the Olympus PEN PL2 is mainly executed via the high resolution display. With 460,000 dots and enlarged up to 3-inch the display plays a key role in camera operation. The handy Live Guide, a built-in help guide, now offers assistance in video mode too.

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2 photo gallery
New is the social media support. The Olympus PEN PL2 has a new interface with support for the optional PENPAL Communication Unit, a perfect add-on for the social media generation. With this unit social media networks like Facebook and Twitter can be updated with high quality PEN photo and video clips. The captured images are stored on a SD-format memory card with SDXC card support. This new memory card format is a future-proof medium with a minimal capacity of 48 and 64 GB, and growing to 2TB storage.

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2 review
The Olympus PEN E-PL2 test photos were taken with a full production Micro Four Thirds system camera, which means that this Olympus PL2 camera is equal to the model that the consumer can expect to purchase. Additionally, the Olympus PEN PL2 will also be thoroughly tested in our DIWA test lab. As soon as an Olympus PEN E-PL2 evaluation sample becomes available, we will carry out a full test in practice with the E-PL2. The Olympus PEN PL2 photos in this article were taken during the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Please follow the link to see the Olympus PEN E-PL2 photo gallery at LetsGoDigital.

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