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Announcing a New Way To Shoot And Share Your Stills And Movies! The PEN E-PL2 continues the PEN family's legacy of a small, light and simple design, intuitive interface and DSLR image quality and expands your creative potential with new lens technology, Live Guide, new in-camera creative features, new auxiliary lenses, a new Close-Up Spotlight acce... read more

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Olympus E-PL2 PEN Digital Camera w/m14-42mm Lens (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Large clear LCD (6)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)
  • Good image quality (4)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (5)
  • Low light (5)
  • Travel (5)
  • Sports/action (4)
  • Wildlife (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Love the camera, love the photos!

By Railroadmanskid

from Olympia WA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Great For Ebay Photos

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Ebay Seller Photos
    • Family Photos
    • House Remodels
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wedding Photos
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Olympus E-PL2 PEN Digital Camera w/m14-42mm Lens (Black):

    We bought this camera to take photos of my father's last trip home. It was great for beautiful scenes across the US, and great to stuff in my purse and pull out for quick detailed shots.
    Then we remodeled our home and bought a wide angle lens that cost as much as the camera, but WOW, what fabulous pictures and you can get everything into one picture with awesome detail to email to our famliy.
    I have also been taking great low light photos of ebay products we are selling. The close detail we have been able to great has been superb.

    Would buy this camera again in a minute.

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    5.0

    I am so glad I sold my E-PL1 for this!!

    By Joe G

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Auto-focus in low light
    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Event shooting
    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • UrbanStreet photography
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Olympus E-PL2 PEN Digital Camera w/m14-42mm Lens (Black):

    Phenomenal camera for its size. Really, really good image quality in both JPEG and RAW, especially in ample lighting. The ability to use legacy lenses really helps in creativity and versatility. The size means you can carry it to more places and makes this an excellent alternative to larger dSLR. Studio photos are very competitive with larger DSLRs, as well.

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    4.0

    excellent compact camera

    By Peter S

    from charlotte, nc

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Very versatile camera
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Olympus E-PL2 PEN Digital Camera w/m14-42mm Lens (Black):

    This is a great alternative to my bulky Canon 7D and lenses

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    5.0

    Great camera with loads of features!

    By Cherie

    from Baldwinsville, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Fun to use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • GREAT Video Quality
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Olympus E-PL2 PEN Digital Camera w/m14-42mm Lens (Black):

    I bought this camera because I missed my old 35 mm with changeable lenses but didn't want to lug around one of those huge digitals that the professionals use. I also wanted to be able to adjust the settings for shutter, speed aperture, etc. but also wanted point and shoot features. This is a great camera and loads of fun to use. It takes great pictures and makes photography as easy, or complex and artistic, as you want it to be at any moment.

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    4.0

    Is the PEN really mightier than a sword

    By aPENture

    from west hills, CA.

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Ergonomic design
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Battery Life
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Needs AF assist light
    • Struggles in low light

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Video

    Comments about Olympus E-PL2 PEN Digital Camera w/m14-42mm Lens (Black):

    Ive been to photography for almost 3yrs now and stepping up from a point and shoot I have carefully deliberated on which camera to buy. I didnt wan to lug around a cumbersome camera like the DSLR in my everyday use and this camera fit perfectly fot its compact size. with the option of interchangeable lenses, you are definitely covered to whatever situation you are in with regards to photography. having 12.3MP is more than enough to get great details on your subject. The controls were updated comparing it to the E-pl1 making it easier to use with regards to adjustments on the fly. the menue is easy to navigate and understand with tips being intergrated in the camera as well. its like having a pro by your side ready to answer questions on how to take good pictures. Another upgrade is the 3"LCD which has double the resolution of the previous model. more detail is now seen thru the LCD thus making it easier and fun to enjoy and appreciate photos you have just captured. The kit lens seemed to have shrunk comparing it to the old one but dont let this decieve you. it works 3x better than the old one having a silent motor and a faster focus speed aswell. clarity and the crisp images it takes make you wonder how a small lens could capture great pictures. mainly i believe it the 3 aspherical components it has that really made the difference. What I love about it is that you could be side by side with people carrying big DSLR cameras and having the same quality of pictures taken after,or maybe even better at times. and with the built in art filters only makes this camera more fun to use. no need for post processing and you could have pro quality effects ready to share by attatching it to your flat scfeen TV and enjoying all the moments captured. making all those dslr users watch your photos is enough to make you smile and feel good.

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    5.0

    High value purchase

    By Joe the Runner

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Battery Life
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Macro Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Olympus E-PL2 PEN Digital Camera w/m14-42mm Lens (Black):

      Purchased this camera as an upgrade to our compact. We wanted better quality photos, more flexibility, and better indoor pictures. All around great purchase. While we're still learning about the best way to use the cameras, the controls are intuitive enough to lead us through the capabilities. All changes are just one menu level down, making for quick changes during shooting.

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      5.0

      Great Camera!

      By cloudpost

      from MN

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

        Comments about Olympus E-PL2 PEN Digital Camera w/m14-42mm Lens (Black):

        This camera is awesome! This has been the most fun i've had with a camera yet. Its small enough to be taken anywhere and not be noticed. (just the other day we went into a fancy restaurant for valentines day and nobody batted an eye) I got a couple adapters on [...] for it so i can use it with some old glass i have had laying around. All and all its been a blast.

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