Olympus E-PL2

  |   by DigitalCameraReview Staff

The E-PL2 is the latest attempt from Olympus to create a “pocket-sized DSLR.” The only places where the E-PL2 fails to hit the mark are the same issues that other cameras in this class face (slow AF, limited burst shooting performance, and lenses that aren’t as “compact” as many people want). If you know about these issues in advance and can live with them, this camera can produce some fantastic photos.

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  • Pros

    • Excellent image quality
    • Stylish build
    • Easy to use basic functions
  • Cons

    • Slow AF compared to DSLRs
    • Detail smoothing at high ISO
    • Difficult to find advanced menu options

Quick Take

The Olympus E-PL2 offers the same good image quality as the E-P1, E-P2 and E-PL1. A cosmetic update keeps it fresh, but there's no need for E-PL1 users to replace their current cameras.

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