Olympus PEN E-PL2 Mirrorless Camera
Digital Camera Description
The Olympus PEN E-PL2 is a Mirrorless Digital Camera with a Four-Thirds sensor and a Micro Four-Thirds lens mount. Its 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 200-6400 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 200-6400. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 12 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.
A builtin 2-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Olympus PEN E-PL2 to compensate for camera shake with any mounted lens.
This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 1m. This camera can make Bulb exposures up to 30m. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.
The Olympus PEN E-PL2 features a 11-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.
A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Olympus PEN E-PL2 is performed via a 0.20" Optional EVF with 1.4 Megapixels. This medium EVF has 0.58X magnification and shows 100% coverage.
|Sensor||12 Megapixels CMOS *LiveMOS Sensor||Sensor Size||17 x 13mm
|Anti-Alias Filter||Yes||Sensor Aspect||4:3 Aspect-Ratio|
|Sensitivity||ISO 200 - 6400||Shutter-Speed||1/4000 - 60s, bulb up to 30m|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four-Thirds Mount||Crop Factor||2X|
|Filter Diameter||N / A||Focus System||11-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C|
|Viewfinder Type||Optional EVF||Viewfinder Size||0.20" EVF 1.4 Megapixels (0.58X) 100% Coverage *Detachable articulating EVF is optional, not sold with camera.|
|Display Attachment||Fixed||Display Size||460K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage *Adjustable color balance in 15 steps on A-B and G-M axis.|
|Exposure Modes||P, A, T, M, B||Scene Modes||13Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sport, Night+Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature, Documents, Panorama, Beach & Snow|
|Metering||Multi-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot||Bracketing||3 Shots ±1 EV|
|Exposure Compensation||±3 EV, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV||Flash Compensation||±3 EV, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV|
|White Balance||Auto , Presets, Custom||White Balance Tuning||2 Axis, 15 steps|
|Continuous Drive||3 FPS, 12 JPEG, 10 RAW||Self Timer||Yes *2s, 12s|
|Command Dials||1||DOF Preview||No|
|Digital Level||Tripod Mount||Yes|
|Remote Trigger||Wired||Eye-Start Sensor||No|
|Interval Timer||No||Multiple Exposure||Yes|
|Image Formats||JPEG RAW||Flash Ports||Hot-Shoe|
|Built-In Flash||Yes (GN 7)||Flash Sync||1/180s|
|Video Capture||1280x720 @ 30 FPS 16:9 *Optional external microphone input.||Sound Input|
|Memory||Secure Digital Extended Capacity||GPS||No|
|Battery||Lithium-Ion||Battery Life||280 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.|
|Size||121 x 70 x 35mm (W x H x D)||Weight||385g|
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Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|12 Megapixels Mirrorless||ISO 200-6400|
|Micro Four-Thirds Mount|
|2-Axis Built-in Stabilization||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|0.20" Optional EVF 1.4 Megapixels (0.58X)||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Spot-Metering|
|3 FPS Drive, 12 Images||Hot-Shoe|
|1280x720 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|3" LCD 460K Pixels||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
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