Olympus PEN E-PL2

olympus e-pl2
Release Date: September 2011
List Price: $500 USD
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The Olympus PEN E-PL2 - like its other PEN siblings - is a good option for low-light photographers thanks to its built-in image stabilization that works with any Micro Four Thirds lens you attach to the camera.

The E-PL2 sits between the original E-PL1 and the more feature-rich E-PL3. The Olympus "PL" line of camera is aimed more at beginning photographers rather than intermediates or experts.

One important addition to the camera is a dedicated video recording button. Now, if you want to shoot a movie while capturing stills, you can do so quickly with the press of a button.

List of Features

Image StabilizationIn Body
Memory CardSD / SDHC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture3 per second
LCD3 inch (460,000 dots)
Flexible LCDNo
ViewfinderNone, Optional
AutofocusContrast AF
35 multi-point
Face Detect AFYes
Aspect Ratios4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4
Sensor Dimensions17.3 x 13mm
ISO Range100-6400
Movie ModesMotion JPEG
1280 x 720 (30 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps)
Movie SoundStereo
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortYes
Built-in FlashYes
Compatible LensesMicro 4/3
Standard 4/3rds with Adapter
OM with Adapter
BatteryBLS-5 LiIon
Dimensions4.54 x 2.86 x 1.65in.
115.4 x 72.7 x 42mm
Weight12.8oz (362g)