Olympus PEN E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds Camera now available

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds Camera now available

Summary: The Olympus PEN E-PL2, the anticipated successor to the very popular Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds camera, is now shipping.

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The Olympus PEN E-PL2, the anticipated successor to the very popular Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro Four Thirds camera, is now shipping.

The PEN E-PL2 made its official debut at CES 2011 last month, and the interchangeable lens shooter was supposed to be released in January. Nevertheless, it's available now in four shades (black, white, silver and red) for a reasonable $599.99 with the new 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, or $899.99 with both a 14-42mm lens and a 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens.

As a refresher, here's a look at some of the upgrades available with this new model:

  • A more modern yet still retro design (the E-PL2 in white has to be the most retro with that khaki-shaded grip)
  • Supports SDXC cards
  • Higher sensitivity up to ISO 6,400
  • Larger 3-inch display (460K dot LCD) with 176-degree field of view
  • Six additional art filters
  • Live Guide II with a new Live Wheel for making adjustments while in video mode
  • Eye Detection

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  • RE: Olympus PEN E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds Camera now available

    Stay away from white because it will turn an unpleasant yellow where the hands and fingers frequently hold and touch.<br>At least that how my current IR-300 looks like, which I still use by the way.<br>It's unfortunate about the lens choice because I would be delighted to have an 18mm wide angle with telephoto properties. At least 85mm for portraits, etc.<br>This can get pretty expensive. <br>What bothers me about today's cameras is that when an expensive camera breaks down, repairs are pretty much non-existent, unless a lot of money is spent. In today's world it's replaced with a newer generation model.
    Orkan
  • RE:Olympus PEN E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds Camera now available

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