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Olympus PEN E-P2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 272 reviews of Olympus PEN E-P2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the shutter and contrast are different. Many are critical about the flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus PEN E-P2 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-P2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-P2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and viewfinder. The price and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the portability. Many are critical about the sensor and size.

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

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus PEN E-P2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-P2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good views, but opinions are divided on the focus.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, design

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Olympus Pen E-P2

 

The Olympus Pen E-P2 serves up unique in-camera controls and an attractive, durable design, but it costs significantly more than an entry-level DSLR, lacks a built-in flash, and has autofocus issues.

Aug, 2010

SILVER AWARD!

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Olympus PEN E-P2

 

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...

A slightly revised version of the E-P1 sees changes in all the right places. A great JPEG engine, in-body stabilization and the option to add one of the best electronic viewfinders we've seen combine to help it live up to its looks.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Olympus E-P2 review: Olympus E-P2

 

Olympus E-P2

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 : Dave Bullock (wired.com)

Review: Olympus Pen E-P2

 

Want retro styling with digital prowess? Be prepared to shell out big bucks for it.

Compact, 12-megapixel camera with interchangeable lenses. Giant LCD screen. Great low-light performance, professional features including full manual control and RAW mode. That design is hot, son. Hot

A good deal more expensive than the nearly identical E-P1. Costs about the same as a full-sized DSLR. LCD viewfinder is lower-resolution than the main LCD and is annoyingly laggy. Viewfinder also hogs flash hot-shoe

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

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.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Olympus Pen E-P2 SLR Review

 

First Look: The attractive Olympus Pen E-P2 serves up unique in-camera controls, interchangeable lenses, and a compact design, but it costs significantly more than an entry-level DSLR.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus E-P2 Review

 

The latest Digital PEN series camera from Olympus, the E-P2 compliments it's predecessor, the E-P1, with some exciting new features. While both cameras share very similar specifications, such as the same 12-megapixel Live MOS image sensor, Micro 4/3...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Olympus E-P2 Quick Review

 

Ten months passed between the announcement of the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens format and Olympus unveiling its first model. For much of this time Panasonic had been selling ...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus E-P2 Test

 

Olympus PEN E-P2 Retro-Systemkamera Als die Olympus P1 eingeführt wurde, gab es viel Bewunderung für diesen einigermaßen gewagten Schritt. Die PEN Kamera war und ist in vielerlei Hinsichten eine einmalige Kamera, obwohl Panasonic nun eine ähnliche...

Jan, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus E-P2 review

 

Last summer, Olympus launched its very first Micro Four System-based camera, the PEN E-P1. Referring to the rich photo history of Olympus, the E-P1 received a true retro design. Daring indeed, and it soon turned out the system camera formed a striking...

When the Olympus P1 was introduced, people admired this bold step by Olympus. The PEN camera was and is in many ways a unique camera, although Panasonic has now introduced a similar camera. The design of the Olympus PEN P2 camera is virtually identical...

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