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