Olympus PEN E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds Camera

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Olympus has introduced the PEN E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds Camera. Situated beneath the E-P2 in the Olympus PEN collection, the E-PL2 displays the identical 12Mp image sensor but also adds a considerable amount of enhancements, including a larger LCD monitor, revamped body, and updated AF. The ground-breaking Live Guide mode, that was first introduced on the Olympus E-PL1 has also been enhanced, and the Olympus E-PL2 features an updated version of the 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 collapsible kit lens (which first appeared with the Japanese-only E-PL1s).


  • 12.3 Megapixel Resolution
  • 3x Zoom Lens 28-84mm Equiv
  • High-Speed, Silent Autofocus for Video
  • 3.0" LCD Monitor 460K Dots
  • Live Guide II to Preview Effects & Video
  • 6 Creative Art Filters
  • Up to ISO 6400 for Low Light
  • Ergonomic Camera Body Design
  • Face Detection W/iDetect
  • Optional Lenses & Accessories Available

Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds Adapters

As with all mirrorless cameras, if you want to mount a non-OEM lens on your Micro Four Thirds camera, all you need is the correct MFT lens adapter. Several manufacturers specifically create adapters for mounting third-party lenses to Four Thirds and Miro Four Thirds camera bodies.

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Body material Plastic with metal front panel
Sensor 4/3" Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor
17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
13.1 million total pixels
12.3 million effective pixels
RGB (Primary) color filter array
Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
Dust suppression Supersonic Wave Filter
Image stabilization "Supersonic Wave Drive" (in-body sensor shift)
Three modes: Horizontal+Vertical, Vertical only, Horizontal only
Up to 3 EV compensation (claimed)
Image processor TruePic V
Image sizes (Still) 4032 x 3024
3200 x 2400
2560 x 1920
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
Image sizes (Movie) 1280 x 720 (HD) @ 30 fps
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
Movie length 7 min @ HD
14 min @ 640 x 480
Aspect Ratio 4:3 (Default), 3:2, 16:9, 6:6
File formats RAW
Lenses   Micro Four Thirds Mount
  Range of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
  Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
  Compatible with standard Four Thirds lenses via adapter.
Auto focus   Imager Contrast Detection AF system
  11-area multiple AF
  When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, works as AF assist.
Focus Area Selectable   Automatic
  Auto from all 11 area, Single area from 11 area
  Auto from almost all area when Face detection is ON
  Free selection (from 225points) when Magnified View Mode is selected
Focus modes   Single shot AF (S- AF)
  Continuous AF (C-AF)
  Manual focus (MF)
  Single + Continuous (S-AF+ MF)
  AF Tracking (C-AF+ TR)
AF assist lamp   No
Exposure modes   iAuto
  Program AE (with shift)
  Aperture priority AE
  Shutter priority AE
  Art Filter
  Scene select
Scene modes   Portrait
  Landscape + Portrait
  Night Scene
  Night + Portrait
  High Key
  Low Key
  DIS mode
  Nature Macro
  Beach & Snow
  Fisheye Effect* (for use with lens converter)
  Wide Angle* (for use with lens converter)
  Macro* (for use with lens converter)
Art Filter   Pop art
  Soft focus
  Pale & Light Color
  Light Tone
  Grainy film
  Pin hole
  Cross Process
  Dramatic Tone*
Sensitivity   Auto : ISO 200 - 6400* (customizable, Default 200-1600)
  Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
Metering system   TTL Image Sensor metering system
  324-zone multi-pattern
Metering modes   Digital ESP (324-area multi-pattern metering)
  Center-Weighted Average
  Spot (1%)
  Highlight based spot
  Shadow based spot
AE Lock   AE lock available
  AF lock with shutter release half-press in Single AF mode
Exposure comp.   Up to 3.0 EV
  1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
AE Bracketing   3 frames
  0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
Exposure fine tune   1EV in 1/6EV steps
Shutter speed   60-1/4000 sec*
Flash X-sync speed   1/30 - 1/180*
White balance   Auto
  Fluorescent 1
  Fluorescent 2
  Fluorescent 3
  1 custom preset
  Kelvin (2000 - 14000 K)
WB fine tuning   Red - Blue: 7 steps (2 mired each)
  Green - Magenta: 7 steps (2 mired each)
WB Bracketing   3 frames
  2, 4 or 6 steps
Color space   sRGB
  Adobe RGB
Image parameters   iEnhance (3 levels)
  Saturation - 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted)
  Sharpness - 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone)
  Contrast- 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone)
  B&W filter (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
  B&W/Sepia toning (Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green)
  Gradation (4 levels)
Drive modes   Single
  Self-timer (2 or 12 sec)
Continuous   3.0 fps
  RAW: 10 frames maximum
External Flash   Hot-Shoe
  Compatible with E-system Flash (FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14)
  External Flash Control : TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-Auto, FP-Manual
  Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off.
  Flash power: Up to 3EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
On-screen information, live control mode   Battery information
  Shooting mode
  Shutter speed
  Aperture value
  Exposure compensation value
  ISO sensitivity
  Exposure compensation indicator
  Exposure indicator
  Flash intensity compensation indicator
  Auto BKT setting
  NR setting
  WB compensation value
  Record mode
  Flash Status
  Image size
  Drive mode
  Flash intensity compensation value
  Metering mode
  Recordable still image number
  Focusing mode
  IS activating mode
  Face detection
  My Mode
  Multi Exposure
  Aspect Ratio
  Super FP
  AF frame
  Color space
  Internal Temperature Warning
Orientation sensor   No
Electronic Viewfinder   External (optional)
LCD monitor   3.0" HyperCrystal LCD with Anti-Reflective Coating*
  460,000 dots
  100% frame coverage
  15 step brightness adjustment
  15 step Color Balance adjustment (R-B, G-M)
Live View   100% field of view
  Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
  AF operation
  7x - 14x magnification
Live View Modes   Normal Mode
  Grid Line Mode (4 types)
  Histogram Mode
  Highlight & Shadow Mode
  Comparison View Mode
Live View Information   Aperture value
  Shutter speed
  Auto Bracket
  AE Lock
  AF mode
  Shooting Mode
  Battery Check
  My Mode
  Internal Temperature Warning
  Face Detection
  Number of storable still pictures
  Record mode
  Sequential shooting
  White Balance
  Metering Mode
  AF confirmation mark
  Exposure Compensation Value
  Spot metering Area
  Only when E-system Flash attached : Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP
Playback functions   Single-frame
  Information Display
  Index Display(4/9/25/100 frames, Calendar)
  Close-up (2 - 14X)
  Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
  Slideshow (Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
Editing   RAW development
  JPEG editing (B&W, Sepia, Red eye reduction, Color saturation, Resize, Shadow Adjustment Technology, Anti red-eye)
Storage   SD/SDHC
Connectivity USB 2.0 (Hi Speed)
Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
Accessory Port AP2
Power BLS-5 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)*
Dimensions 115.4mm (W) x 72.7mm (H) x 42mm (D) (excluding protrusions)*
Weight (no batt) 317g*
Weight (with batt & card) 362g*
Box contents Body, Li-ion battery BLS-5*, Li-ion battery charger BCS-1*, USB/Video Multi cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.



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