Other new features include two additional art filters: Diorama, which simulates a tilt-shift lens' miniature faking abilities, and Cross Process, which simulates the bright colors and contrast of cross processing film with the wrong chemicals. The two new filters (as well as the original Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film and Pin Hole filters included in the E-P1) can be applied to both still images and HD videos.
Besides a new black color (vs. the E-P1's silver and white versions) and the accessory port, which adds a bit of height to the body (0.2 of an inch to be exact, bringing the E-P2's dimensions to 4.75x2.95x1.43 inches), the E-P2's body is essentially identical to its predecessor's.
The E-P2 will start shipping in December 2009 for $1,099.99 bundled with the EVF and either a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens or a 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens. The E-P1's pricing remains at $749.99 body-only, $799.99 with a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, or $899.99 with a 17mm f/2.8 lens and optical viewfinder.
Check out a hands-on preview of the E-P2 from our sister site CNET below: