Olympus E-P2

The E-P2 was Olympus's quick follow up to the E-P1, with the primary difference being the addition of an accessory slot that supported options like the optional EVF.  Also gained two Art Filters, AF tracking, and i-Enhance color boost.

  • Sensor: 12mp Panasonic CMOS sensor, 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop), sensor stabilization
  • Mount: Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images: 4032 x 3024 JPEG or 12-bit ORF maximum, 3 fps max 
  • Video:  720P/30, 480P/30 Motion-JPEG file, stereo PCM audio
  • Shutter: electronic 60 sec to 1/4,000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure: matrix, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 5 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 100-6400, AUTO ISO
  • Focus: 11 point contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display: 3" 230k dot fixed LCD, optional EVF via accessory slot
  • Flash: GN hot shoe, 1/180 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: optional RM-UC1
  • Other Notable Features: powered accessory slot
  • Cards: SD, SDHC
  • Battery: BLS-1
  • Size: 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.4" (121 x 70 x 36) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 12.5 ounces (355g)
  • Colors: Black
  • Price: US$1100 with kit lens and viewfinder at launch 
  • Current Firmware: version 1.3
  • Announced: Nov 2009 (discontinued)

Note: The main reason to buy this over the E-P1 was if you wanted to use an EVF with the camera. Otherwise, in terms of image quality and performance, the E-P1 and E-P2 are essentially identical.

Thom's Review of the E-P2

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