Olympus Pen E-P2 is a small Micro Four-Thirds
with interchangeable lens just like the SLR camera. The camera has
3.0 inches LCD screen and EVF (Electronic View Finder) and many
other features (See reference web sites below). Olympus E-P2 was
announced on November 5, 2009. While during the Photo Fair 2009
BITEC, Bang Na Bangkok, Olympus E-P1 and E-P2 were highlighted.
Some of the Olympus dealers had this camera for sale during the fair.
Brief Highlights / Features :
Sensor Size 4/3" (18.00 x 13.50 mm, 2.43
Pixel Density : 5.1 MP/Sq.cm
Sizes : 4032 x 3024, 3200 x 2400, 1600 x 1200,
1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
Image Ratio : 4:3,
3:2, 16:9, 6:6
Formats : RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG, AVI Motion JPEG
Lens Thread : Micro 4/3 System Lens Mount
Continuous Drive : 3 fps
Image stabilization : Sensor Shift
Auto Focus : 11-area Contrast Detect AF system,
3.0 inches color LCD monitor, 230,000 pixels
Hot Shoe : For External Flash, View Finder, Microphone
Auto ISO (200 - 3200), Manual ISO (100 - 6400)
Balance : 8 Positions, Kelvin & Manual Preset
Speed : 60 sec - 1/4000 sec.
Movie Clips : 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480 Pixel @ 30 fps
Maximum file size 2GB(7 Min. recording at HD)
2.0 & HDMI Out
Rechargeable Battery , BLS-1
: SD / SDHC Card
: 121 x 70 x 36 mm
: 355 g (Including Battery)
Weight with 14 - 42 mm Lens, Battery, SD Card,
and View Finder, approx. 580 g.
Sample HD Video
(As posted in YouTube and scaled down to the
image size of 500 x 282 pixels).
See :Sample HD
videos as posted in YouTube. Sample HD Video 1
| Sample HD Video 2 | Sample HD Video 3
The original HD 1280 x 720
pixels .avi files were used without compression.
Sample VDO 1 and VDO 2 used single .avi file each, and Sample VDO 3
used joined .avi files. It is obvious that the HD videos show better colors
and sharpness especially when viewed from YouTube full screen.
November 26, 2009
Lastest Update : December 5, 2009