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Olympus PEN E-PL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the shutter. Some have doubts about the memory and energy efficiency.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, screen

viewfinder, sensor, energy, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus PEN E-PL2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus PEN E-PL2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The focus and image quality are also appreciated. The shutter and price get negative reviews. Reviews are divided on the portability.

usability, image quality, focus, size, durability

price, shutter

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus PEN E-PL2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-PL2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the usability and image quality are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good views. There are some less positive opinions about the sensor.

price, portability, performance, image quality, usability

sensor

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus E-PL2

 

The latest budget model in Olympus' Micro Four Thirds range, is the E-PL2 the pick of the compact system camera bunch?

Large, quality 3in screen, Great image quality, In-body image stabilisation, Improved, silent kit lens, Inbuilt art filters

No instant access video, Slightly fiddly handling, Image quality not quite as good as DSLR, Not quite as slim as competition

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (t3.com)

Olympus E-PL2 review

 

Since 2008 we have witnessed a steady trickle of digital cameras that have removed the internal mirror mechanism of a SLR to bring lens and sensor closer together and enable physically smaller camera bodies. These cameras have been referred to as...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Olympus PEN E-PL2 review

 

The retro-tastic PEN range finally comes of age with this glorious swappable lens shooter.

The mightiest PEN so far: gorgeous, user friendly and a top performer.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Olympus PEN E-PL2 review

 

Retro styled and easy to use

Easy to use ; Fun Art filters ; Good chroma noise control ; AF fast for a contrast detection system

No viewfinder built-in ; Highest quality JPEG option buried in menu ; Only 11 large AF points

Olympus Pen E-PL2: Sample images Olympus Pen E-PL2: VerdictOlympus Pen E-PL2: Overview Olympus's Pen range of Micro Four Thirds compact system cameras seems to have captured the imagination of more photographers than its Four Thirds system ever did....

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras, PC World Australia (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus PEN E-PL2 review

 

The recently announced 12.3Mp Olympus PEN E-PL2 digital camera is extremely promising. We had the opportunity to briefly play around with the PEN E-PL2, and think it's likely to be one of the best interchangeable lens cameras available - especially for...

The Olympus PEN E-PL2 Micro FourThirds camera contains plenty of improvements over the Olympus PEN E-PL1, including much smoother video capture and better autofocus performance. We look forward to giving it a thorough workout once it's released.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Olympus Pen E-PL2 review

 

With the Olympus Pen E-PL2's simple styling, ease of use and competitive price, it will appeal to entry-level photographers who don't want to dip their toes into the seemingly murky waters of buying and using a DSLR. The addition of a range of...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus PEN E-PL2 review

 

There's no denying that the E-PL2 is a welcome development over the E-PL1 and, in many ways, is the most rounded of the non-viewfinder Compact System Cameras. Starting with its looks, it's a balanced blend of retro and modern that eclipses its rivals,...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Rosie Tanner (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Olympus E-PL2

 

Olympus E-PL2: The camera designed to suit every photographer

A well-specced camera with plenty of options to get creative with. It's ideal for family outings, travel and events where portability and quality are key

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Olympus E-PL2

 

The Olympus E-PL2 is the latest camera to be join Olympus' PEN range, offering an incredibly compact design, stunning build quality and great photographs. You can also switch lenses, letting you get up close to the action, whatever you're...

Despite that, the Olympus E-PL2 is a fantastic little camera. Photo quality isn't far off that of DSLRs, yet the packaging is a lot more compact and easy to carry round with you. The Olympus E-PL2 is well worth a look if you're in the market for a...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Olympus E-PL2 review

 

The best PEN yet, but still not quite up to the standards set by Panasonic and Sony's compact system cameras.

Superb build quality. New kit lens. Sharp screen. User-friendly features. Good picture quality

Video not up to rivals' standards. Touch-to-focus would have been welcome

Mar, 2011

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