Olympus PEN E-PL2 Digital Camera Body (Black)

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Olympus PEN E-PL2 Digital Camera Body (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Live View on 3.0" LCD Display
  • Live Guide Image Manipulation
  • 12.3 Megapixels
  • 19 Automatic Scene-Select Modes
  • HD Movies (720p)
  • 6 In-Camera Art Filters
  • 3 In-Body Image Stabilization Modes
  • Advanced Dust-Reduction System
  • Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology

The Olympus PEN E-PL2 Digital Camera (Black) is a dream come true for many photographers--with 12.3 megapixels, plus technology normally found in much larger cameras.

It features a PEN large-size image sensor that is 8 times larger than the ones in average point & shoot cameras. This sensor, combined with the TruePic V Image Processor, delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color and reduced noise, all the way up to ISO 6400. With state-of-the art noise reduction technology and 3 in-body image stabilization modes, users will realize clear images with all compatible lenses under most lighting conditions.

The E-PL2's iAuto mode automatically identifies the scene you're shooting (portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport) and adjusts the settings to optimize results. While in iAuto you can engage Live Guide control which lets you compose your picture, manipulate the image with various in-camera effects like softening backgrounds, adjusting colors, and brightness before taking the photo.

Adding to the dream, recording HD movies (720p) with the E-PL2 is simple thanks to an easy-to-reach record button on the back of the camera body. You can toggle back and forth between capturing stills and video which opens endless shooting possibilities. For example, you can shoot a portrait of a child and switch to video to capture the moment when he or she is playing with the dog that interrupted your shooting session.

This camera has 19 automatic scene-select modes which adjust camera settings according to the subject you are photographing plus 6 in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and the new Gentle Sepia filter). These tools make image capture easy and can expand your creativity.

HD Movie W/Manual Control, Art Filter Movie, & Direct Movie Button
Shoot movies at 30 frames per second, with high-quality sound, in 720p with available manual control over aperture and shutter speed. This new level of control allows you to express your vision exactly how you want in your HD videos. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with the press of a button. You can also capture HD video (720p) using one of the six Art Filters for more creative shooting options.
Easy-to-Use Live Guide Control
Seeing the results before you shoot can change the way you take a picture. Want more vivid or muted color in your shot? Want warmer or cooler hues? Want a brighter or darker subject, or a sharper or softer background? Or maybe you want to capture the fast-moving action of your subject with a little artistic blur, or perhaps freeze the action? Simply set the camera to iAuto, press OK to engage Live Guide, then press the up and down arrows on the back of the E-PL2 to easily slide through numerous photographic effects. Make adjustments and watch the LCD as the effects are made live -- before the image is captured! Live Guide also features a Tips section on how to compose a shot or shoot kids, pets, flowers and more.
Built-in Pop-Up Flash
Illuminate low-light subjects, reduce red eye, and fill in dark areas. Set the built-in pop-up flash to auto or control the amount of light the flash emits.
In-Camera Art Filters
With 6 in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama and the new Gentle Sepia filter) you can explore your artistic side while taking both still shots and HD video. The Art Filters can be applied as you shoot, no additional software required.
12.3 Megapixels
The E-PL2's powerful 12.3 megapixel Live-MOS sensor packs a powerful high-quality imaging punch for such a compact camera, allowing you to capture more detail than ever before. The Live MOS image sensor delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity and fine image details in both highlight and shadow areas.
Truepic V Image Processor
In addition to more detail, the image sensor, combined with the next-generation TruePic V Image Processor, delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity and reduced noise, all the way up to 3200 ISO.
In-Body Image Stabilization
Say goodbye to blurry images. In both still and movie modes - the E-PL2 Image Stabilization excels. The E-PL2's three-mode In-body Image Stabilization system compensates for up to three shutter speed steps in the still shooting modes with any of its interchangeable lenses: Mode 1 for general shooting, Mode 2 for creative high-speed horizontal capture, and Mode 3 for high-speed vertical capture. The camera's Mechanical Image Stabilization automatically compensates for camera shake in low-light situations or when using a telephoto lens. In the Movie Modes the advanced Electronic Image Stabilization tracts the images both vertically and horizontally to achieve clear sharp movies, matching the performance of the in body IS.
Compact Size, Interchangeable Lenses
Olympus has packed a big sensor into a small camera. The stylish design of the Olympus PEN E-PL2 is much more compact than a traditional DSLR, but it still provides the option of interchangeable lenses.
iAuto with iEnhance
iAuto automatically identifies the scene you're shooting - portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport - and adjusts the settings to optimize results. iEnhance can be used in any mode, and automatically engages when using iAuto to enrich color in any subject, just as the human eye sees it.
22 Scene-Select Modes
From portraits to sunset shots, the E-PL2 is equipped with 22 Scene-Select modes for effortless picture taking, including Fireworks, Sunset, Children, Macro and Panorama, to name a few. Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to smooth your subject's complexion. There are even three scene modes that are specific to shooting with the new conversion lenses to optimize the performance of those lenses.
Dust Reduction System
A Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images. Every time you turn on the camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and collecting dust so that it cannot interfere with the picture imaging at any time.
Autofocus Live View with Autofocus Tracking
Keep fast-moving and unpredictable subjects in focus. AF Live View displays subjects, in focus, on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way. AF Tracking locks your subject into focus and adjusts focus and brightness whether you or your subject is moving.
Multiple Aspect Ratio Shooting
The E-PL2 lets you select one of four aspect ratios (4:3, 3.2, 16.9 and 6.6) that help frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like. Aspect ratios are available for still photo and HD movie capture, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors.
Accessory Port
The E-PL2 includes a port (AP2) for new accessories including the MAL-1 accessory light, the Penpal Bluetooth accessory - which makes it easier than ever to share your images - as well as the VF-2 viewfinder, a detachable electronic viewfinder. The external accessory port also allows for connection with the new EMA-1 external microphone adapter for enhanced audio capture.
Penpal
This Bluetooth accessory plugs into the camera's accessory port to easily save albums, send pictures from your PEN to a smart phone or another PEN. This makes it easier than ever to share images to sites like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. When the information is sent, it includes shooting location to make geo-tagging easier than ever before.
Micro Four Thirds Mount
The Micro Four Thirds Mount on the E-PL2 provides many key benefits, including the effectiveness of a digitally designed image sensor, an ultra-compact design, and expandability and compatibility with all Micro Four Thirds Lenses and Four Thirds System Lens via the MMF-2 Adapter.
Media Cards
The E-PL2 is capable of recording video to SDHC and SDXC media cards to accommodate large files. (SDHC Class 6 cards are recommended.) Videos, stills and high-fidelity audio can also be output via HDMI cable - direct to any HD television.
Camera Type Interchangeable lens, Live View digital camera
Imaging
Resolution 12.3MP
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Sensor High speed Live MOS Sensor
File Formats JPEG
RAW (12-bit lossless compression)
RAW + JPEG
File Size
  • RAW:
  • 4032 x 3042 pixels (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB
  • Set1(LF):
  • 4032 x 3042 pixels (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB
  • Set2(LN):
  • 4032 x 3042 pixels (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
  • Set3(MN):
  • 2560 x 1920 pixels (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
  • Set4(SN):
  • 1024 x 768 pixels (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
  • Large:
  • 4032 x 3024 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 8.2MB
  • 4032 x 3024 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB
  • 4032 x 3024 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
  • 4032 x 3024 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.8MB
  • Middle:
  • 3200 x 2400 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 5.4MB
  • 3200 x 2400 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 3.4MB
  • 3200 x 2400 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB
  • 3200 x 2400 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 1.2MB
  • 2560 x 1920 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 3.2MB
  • 2560 x 1920 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 2.2MB
  • 2560 x 1920 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
  • 2560 x 1920 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.8MB
  • Small:
  • 1600 x 1200 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 1.3MB
  • 1600 x 1200 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.9MB
  • 1600 x 1200 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.5MB
  • 1600 x 1200 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
  • 1280 x 960 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.9MB
  • 1280 x 960 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.6MB
  • 1280 x 960 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
  • 1280 x 960 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
  • 1024 x 768 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.6MB
  • 1024 x 768 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
  • 1024 x 768 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
  • 1024 x 768 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
  • 640 x 480 Super fine (1/2.7 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
  • 640 x 480 Fine (1/4 compressed) Approx. 0.2MB
  • 640 x 480 Normal (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.1MB
  • 640 x 480 Basic (1/12 compressed) Approx. 0.1MB
  • Recording Format Still: DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, Print Image Matching III
    Movie: AVI Motion JPEG(30fps)
    Image Size RAW: 4032 x 3024 pixels
    JPEG: 4032 x 3024 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels
    Aspect Ratio 1.33 (4:3)
    Image Stabilization Built into camera body
  • Modes
  • IS1: 2 dimensional activation
  • IS2: 1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving
  • IS3: 1 dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving
  • OFF
  • Focusing AF system:
    Imager Contrast Detection AF system
    (When non high-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist)
    Focus Modes Single AF (S-AF)
    Continuous AF (C-AF)
    Manual Focus (MF)
    S-AF + MF
    AF Tracking (C-AF + TR)
    Number of Focusing Points 11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system
    Focus point selection:
    Auto from all 11 areas
    Single area from 11 areas
    Auto from almost all areas when face detection is on
    Free selection (from 225 points) when Magnified View mode is selected
    Focus tracking available
    Manual focus assist available
    Filter Size 37mm
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto: ISO 200 - 6400 (customizable, default: 200-1600)
    Shutter Type Computerized focal-plane shutter
    Shutter Speeds 60 - 1/2000 sec
    Bulb: up to 30 min (default: 8 min)
    1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV steps (selectable)
    Metering TTL image sensor metering system
    Metering Range EV 0 - 18 (digital ESP, center weighted average, spot metering)
    Exposure Modes iAuto
    P: Program AE
    A: Aperture priority AE
    Exposure Mode Control
  • Scene select AE:
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Sport
  • Night Scene
  • Night + Portrait
  • Children
  • Landscape + Portrait
  • Multiple Display Configuration 2 frames
    Functions: auto gain, Live View, exposing on recorded picture
    White Balance
  • Auto WB System:
  • High speed Live MOS sensor
  • Preset:
  • Lamp (3000°K)
  • Fluorescent 1 (4000°K)
  • Fluorescent 2 (4500°K)
  • Fluorescent 3 (6600°K)
  • Daylight (5300°K)
  • Flash (5500°K)
  • Cloudy (6000°K)
  • Shade (7500°K)
  • WB Compensation:
  • ±7 steps in each A-B/G axis (in Auto WB, Preset WB mode, 1-touch WB)
  • WB Bracketing:
  • 3 frames in 2, 4, 6, steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis
  • Mirror Lock-Up N/A
    Burst Capability Approx. 3 frames/sec
    Self Timer 12/2 sec (cancel available)
    Remote Control N/A
    Picture Modes
  • i-Enhance
  • Vivid
  • Natural
  • Portrait
  • Muted
  • Adjustment Parameters:
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness and saturation level available in 5 steps for i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted
  • Filter Effect:
  • Yellow, orange, red or green filter available for monotone in 4 gradation levels (Auto, High Key, Normal, Low Key)
  • Flash
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Flash Modes External:
    Auto
    Red-eye reduction
    Red-eye reduction slow sync
    Slow sync at 1st curtain
    Slow sync at 2nd curtain
    l-in
    Off
    External Flash Connection YES
    Compatible Olympus E-system flash units: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14
    Max Sync Speed 1/30 - 1/60 sec
    Super FP: 1/125 -1/2000 sec
    Alarm Volume Wireless flash control available (4 channels, 3 groups)
    Memory
    Memory Cards SD
    SDHC 1
    Please Note:

    Class 6 memory cards are recommended for movie shooting

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    Still Images per GB Approx. 290 shots (IS ON, CIPA test standard) with BLS-1 Lithium-ion battery and Toshiba class 6 SDHC 4GB card 2
    Please Note:

    With 50% flash lighting

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    A/V Recording
    Recording Format AVI Motion JPEG (30fps)
    Video Resolution HD: 1280 x 720, aspect: 16:9
    SD: 640 x 480, aspect: 4:3 (VGA)
    Video Clip Length HD: 7 min
    SD: 14 min
    Maximum file size: 2GB (limited by AVI format)
    Audio Recording Wave format base
    Stereo PCM (64-bit, 44.1kHz)
    Mono
    Display
    Display 2.4" LCD with Live View MOS image sensor
    Field of View 100%
    Display Modes Normal
    Grid line
    Histogram (3 types)
    Magnified view
    Comparable view
    Off (for optical view finder use)
    Face detection: 8 frames max.
    Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian
    Interfaces
  • Computer interface:
  • USB 2.0
  • TV interface:
  • HDMI (HD, mono or stereo sound)
  • HDMI:
  • Mini HDMI type-C (1080i/720p/576p/480p)
  • Flash attachment:
  • Hot shoe
  • External flash PC jack
  • Accessory Port (external microphones, electronic viewfinder
  • Operating/Storage Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C) (operation)
    -4 - 140°F (-20 - 60°C) (storage)
    Weatherproofing No
    Power
    Battery Type BLS-5 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery
    Power Adapter BCS-5 battery charger
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.51 x 2.84 x 1.63" (114.6 x 72.2 x 41.5mm) (excluding protrusions)
    Weight 10.4 oz (296 g) (body only)
    12.13 oz (344 g) (including battery and memory card)
    Olympus PEN E-PL2 Digital Camera Body (Black)
  • BLS-5 Li-ion Battery
  • BCS-5 Li-ion Battery Charger with 120 Volt AC Cord
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Neck Strap
  • Original Box
  • Owner's Manual
  • CD: Olympus Setup
  • 90-Day B&H Used Warranty
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