We pitch the Olympus E-P2 head to head with the Panasonic GF1...

Product Overview

Overall rating:

88%
Overall score:88%
Performance:85%
Value:90%
Features:80%
Design:95%
Image Quality:90%

Pros:

  • Retro-styling, in-camera image stabilisation, low-noise image quality

Cons:

  • Autofocus system not as good as competitors, no pop-up flash

Product:

Olympus E-P2

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£920

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Following on from the original Olympus Pen E-P1, the E-P2 is an all-round similar camera. There are some key differences however – the EP2 is only available in black and has an accessory port to the rear to allow additional accessories to be added. The primary of these is the new electronic viewfinder which comes bundled with the E-P2. Against its closest competitor – Panasonic’s GF1 – there’s not much to divide the two cameras, so we pitched them in a head to head. Read the full Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic GF1 head to head review…

 

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More info:

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Full Specification

File Format:
RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG

AF Points:
11 focus areas (25 with face detection)

Built-in Flash:
No
Other:
No pop-up flash

Dust Reduction:
Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation:
Yes

Weight:
335g (no card or battery)
Movie Mode:
Yes, 1280 x 720p at 30fps (M-JPEG)

Dimensions:
121 x 70 x 36mm approx
Power:
Rechargeable li-ion

Live Mode:
Yes
Memory Card:
SD / SDHC

Viewfinder Type:
N/A – Optional EVF
Drive Mode:
Single, Continuous to 3fps, Self-timer

ISO:
100-6400
Exposure Modes:
PSAM, iAuto, Art, Scn, Movie

Metering System:
324-zone multi pattern ESP
Shutter Speeds:
1/4000 – 60 seconds and Bulb (to 30 minutes)

Lens Mount:
Micro Four Thirds
LCD:
3in 230K-dot

Focal Length Mag:
2x
Output Size:
4032 x 3024

Sensor:
12.3MP Live MOS