Olympus PEN EPL2

The name doesn’t roll of my tongue but it certainly looks to be a wonderful camera and an excellent example of the micro 4/3 line maturing.  Earlier model was the PEN E-P2

Key Features:

  • Redesigned 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 zoom lens (28mm-84mm equivalent) silent autofocus during still and video
  • 3″ 460,000 dot LCD
  • In-body Image Stabilization
  • ISO 200-6400
  • 720p HD recording
  • Live Guide II for previews and Art Filters/Enhancements
  • Face Detection with a focus on eye
  • Compatible with several accessories including the PENpal bluetooth module

For those that don’t know the micro 4/3 line sits between top of the line point and shoots and DSLRS.  The sensors in 4/3 are much larger, 8x larger than you average P&S in the case of the PL2, which provides quality and low light performance virtually untouched by any P&S and nearing DSLR quality.

The 4/3 line is really for someone that is willing to sacrifice a little bit of speed and low-light performance to have a much more portable camera. And someone looking for excellent video without the hassle of manual focus. I am intrigued by the PENpal bluetooth adapter ($80) that lets you store and send to bluetooth equiped devices(primarily your phone) images from the camera for sharing and uploading.    It doesn’t seem to have quite the versatility that the wifi enabled samsung SH100 has but this isn’t just a point and shoot.

I have a feeling that this may be the year where I feel comfortable recommending the 4/3 line to more than a handful of folks.

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