April 13, 2011
This camera takes excellent photos. I used it this past weekend for the first time at a soccer tournament. I love it! I do wish it came with a more comfortable strap though. I will have to get another one.
April 06, 2011
I was quite impressed with this camera overall. The Olympus art filters have always been a great addition to their cameras. The size and weight is an aditional plus.
April 06, 2011
Best all around camera for the price, I love it!!!
March 29, 2011
I had a Olympus E-450 for the past 4 years, so I decide to change for something new, I read all the reviews of the EPL-2 and I have to tell; they cut short, I buy this camera with the two lenses, and is amazing, The auto focus is impressive, very fast and quiet , the quality of the pictures is one of the best I ever shot before, I don’t have any problems to take a picture of my two years old daughter in motion, they look like professional pictures, with other cameras usually I take 100 pictures and erase 75% of the Pictures, Now I need a bigger hard drive. I keeping almost 100% of my shots, and with the Olympus Viewer Software provide with the camera is no need for Photoshop any more, Good Job Olympus.
March 27, 2011
This is a premium little camera. The fit and finish are impressive. The pictures are a notch above what my E-500 produced. The quality of the lenses is very good. It is a little more complicated to use than I expected. I just got home from a trip to the Big Island. It was very handy to travel with. Care is needed in handling the camera. I shot several unintended videos. I'd say the camera is expensive but so far the quality seems worth it. The display is hard to use in dayllight. I have ordered the EV 2 but it is on back order and very expensive. I bought the 75 to 300 lense but it must be used with a tripod for best reults. I don't think the shake reduction works well enough to use this lense handheld. I have only used this camera for about a month so I will write another review after learning more about how to use it. The printed owners use manual is very basic. Using this camera to it's full potential will definitely be a learning experience.
March 23, 2011
I like the size and feel of the camera. The EVF works well. The JPEGS are better than my old camera. The control dial is confusing, easy to hit and change settings when you don't want to. Would be better to have a thumb dial at top right for changing aperture settings, etc. Live control works well. Love the 14-150 lens, great bokeh, stays on most of the time. I use the function button for AEL. Fit and finish are high quality, doesn't feel 'plasticky'. Like the Art Filters, one of the reasons I bought the camera. I use Pinhole a lot. The Dramatic Tone has qualified uses, great for still life flowers. All in all, very happy with the camera. Control dial is the only big issue.
March 19, 2011
If you want to travel light, but, want interchangeable lens and large image sensor that results in beautiful photographs, look no further ... Olympus EPL-2 is your answer!!
March 18, 2011
Lots of fun, my first shot I put it on auto and took a perfect picture. After a week I am still trying new stuff and turning out great pics.
March 15, 2011
I like cameras and it takes much for me to like a camera. I like the Olympus Pen E-PL2. I did my research on mirrorless cameras and narrowed it down to “Four-Thirds” systems. I chose Olympus because I own an Olympus compact, so I know their quality. But this is a new technology with other players in the game. Bottom line for me was the Oly E-PL2. I can’t describe how much fun it is to use this camera, how light it is, the ability to change lenses on the fly and most important is the quality of the pictures it takes. I bought this camera to use it for family shots or walking in the park. I own pro level equipment and even to go on a walk about is a chore with all the equipment and weight. The E-PL2 gives me the freedom to just pick it up and I’m out the door taking pro quality pictures all in a very light weight camera. This is a fine camera and I’m happy I bought the Pen. By the way, I have both kit lenses and they take nice pictures. In the future I will add a wide prime and a tele zoom.
March 13, 2011
I started out by searching for a decent camera I could take on an upcoming family vacation, because I didn't want to be hauling around my SLR. At first, I was just looking to complement my SLR and initially ordered an "advanced" point and shoot. But then I started researching the micro fourthirds cameras and ended up settling on an e-pl2 2-lens kit (14-42mm and 40-150mm).
My first outing was my daughters basketball game. I had pretty low expectations, given this was not an SLR. I was quite surprised to find that it held its own pretty well.
After a couple weeks of testing and comparing, I actually decided to sell my SLR as this camera fits 90% of my needs. I highly recommend getting the VF-2 and 20mm.
I only wish there was some way to completely disable the dial - it is annoying at best. At least there is a way to lock it when taking pictures, but I wish I could disable it when browsing the menus and playback.
Unless you are a pro photographer, and perhaps even if you are, you will probably find yourself grabbing the PEN more often than not.