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Olympus E-P2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Olympus E-P2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The design and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive views about the battery and zoom. There are mixed opinions on the reliability and usability.

performance, portability, design, durability, screen

viewfinder, flash, price, zoom, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-P2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Butler (

Olympus E-P2 Quick Review


This is the second of our new 'Quick Reviews.' We will be using this format for cameras that are operationally similar and identical in terms of output to models we've already reviewed. We test to confirm the image quality is identical (noise tests and...

Excellent resolution with lots of detail in the shots Appealing, bright and punchy out of camera results and well optimized JPEGs Improved AF performance (though kit lens holds it back) Pretty retro design puts SLR quality into a compact body...

Some highlight clipping (and poor dynamic range at ISO 100) Low resolution screen that's hard to see in bright light i-Enhance picture mode can't be disengaged when using iAuto No built-in flash (and the optional flash is expensive and pretty basic)...

For this Quick review we ran selected studio tests to confirm the E-P2's image quality is the same as the E-P1's. On the previous pages of this article we have described all specification and performance differences between the two cameras. To get all...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Olympus E-P2 review


The Micro Four Thirds-based E-P2, Olympus' slightly more feature-rich, significantly more expensive brother to the E-P1 , inherits a lot of what I liked about that camera--and some of what I didn't. It shares the elegant-but-functional body design and...

Striking design; excellent build quality; very good photo quality.

Sluggish autofocus; short battery life; low-resolution LCD; lacks on-camera flash.

For some, an elegant shooter's design and high-quality low-ISO photos may more than adequately compensate for the Olympus E-P2's sluggish performance.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (

Olympus E-P2


Olympus' update to the problematic E-P1 adds an electronic viewfinder, but little else.

D-SLR-quality images. Sharp images from ISO 100-800 at all f-stops. Low noise from ISO 100-1600. Attractive design. 720p30 HD video capture. Mini HDMI port.

Slow autofocus. No built-in flash. Electronic viewfinder is no match for an optical viewfinder. Camera picks up lens motor noise when shooting video.

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Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (

Olympus E-P2


Electronic viewfinder. Image stabilisation for third-party lenses. Full manual control in movie mode. It's now black.

Looks identical to E-P1 (except it's black). Specifications too similar to E-P1. Cannot use viewfinder and flash at the same time.

Sharing a host of similarities to the E-P1, the E-P2 just doesn't have that wow-factor anymore. But if you can forgive it for this, you will find that it's a great Micro Four Thirds camera.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

Olympus E-P2 Compact System Cameras


The last Olympus camera I bought before the Ep-2, believe it or not, was an Olmpus Pen FT, a half-frame 35mm SLR from the late 60's. I still have one, and the Pen D I bought before that when I was in college. I have many fine film cameras - Mayiya,...

1. Great, large camera image quality, both sharpness and tonal quality.2. Interchangeable lenses. This is truly a D-SLR3. Many in-camera image manipulation capabilities, for color, art effects, etc., etc.4. Wonderful video capabilities - true HD5....

Not too many - at least not for me.1. No built in flash, a very acceptable compromise for me.2. Focusing is accurate, but could be a bit faster.3. Only two Olympus micro four thirds lenses available. Two more are promised, both a wide angle zoom and a...

Jan, 2010

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