Olympus PEN E-P2

olympus pen e-p2
Release Date: November 2009
List Price: $1,000 USD
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Arriving a mere four months after the Olympus PEN E-P1, the main upgrade available with the E-P2 is an accessory port.

The accessory port lets you attach either an electronic viewfinder or an external microphone to the camera. The viewfinder helps you compose photos in bright sunlight when it's hard to see the LCD and the microphone improves audio quality when capturing video.

Besides this change, the E-P2 shares many of the same features available on the E-P1.

List of Features

Image StabilizationIn Body
Memory CardSD / SDHC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture3 per second
LCD3 inch (230,000 dots)
Flexible LCDNo
ViewfinderNot Included, Optional Electronic
AutofocusContrast AF
11 area
Face Detect AFYes
Aspect Ratios4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1
Sensor Dimensions17.3 x 13mm
ISO Range100-6400
Movie ModesMotion JPEG:
1280 x 720
640 x 480
Movie SoundStereo, Optional Microphone
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortYes
Built-in FlashNo
Compatible LensesMicro 4/3
4/3 with adapter
OM with adapter
BatteryBLS-1 LiIon
Dimensions4.74 x 2.75 x 1.37in
120.5 x 70 x 35mm
Weight13.68oz (385g)
NotesAccessory port for viewfinder and external microphone