Olympus E-PL2 Review

4.5
January 26, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus E-PL2.

Olympus E-P2

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Olympus have expanded their Micro Four Thirds family with the launch of the E-P2. Heavily promoted in a series of eye-catching adverts fronted by none other than Kevin Spacey, the E-P2 adds a smattering of new features to the existing E-P1. These include an optional electronic viewfinder, two new Art Filters, the ability to record movies in Manual mode, and a sober all-black finish. Gavin Stoker finds out if the Olympus E-P2 really is a camera for everyone in our latest expert review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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The hot-off-the-press Lumix DMC-GF2 takes Panasonic's range of Compact System Cameras into uncharted territory. The GF2 is clearly reaching out to frustrated compact camera users by combining a mature touch-screen interface with a simplified control layout, tiny body and DSLR-like image quality and features. Does the GF2 achieve the perfect balance between the portability of a compact and the professionalism of a DSLR? Read the World's First Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Review to find out...

Samsung NX100

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The new NX100 is Samsung's answer to the Panasonic GF, Olympus PEN and Sony NEX - a mirrorless, compact system camera with interchangeable lenses and the attraction of a large APS-C sensor. As well as being smaller and lighter than the more DSLR-like NX10 model, the NX100 offers an innovative i-Function button which allows you to change the camera's key settings simply by pressing a button and turning the focus ring of the lens. With a retail price of around £449.99 / $599.99 with the new 20-50mm kit lens, the Samsung NX100 also offers fantastic value for money. Read our Samsung NX100 review to find out if it's the real deal...

Sony NEX-3

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The NEX-3 is the second mirrorless system camera from Sony and the baby brother of the NEX-5. With a 14 megapixel APS HD CMOS sensor, 720p HD movies, high-res 3 inch tilting screen and external flash, the plastic-bodied NEX-3 undercuts the NEX-5 in terms of price but offers virtually all of the same features. Find out if it can match the performance and image quality too in our in-depth Sony NEX-3 review, complete with sample JPEGs, RAW files, and movies.

Sony NEX-5

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Sony have joined the likes of Panasonic, Olympus and Samsung in the mirrorless system camera market with the release of the NEX-5 and NEX-3. With a 14 megapixel APS HD CMOS sensor, full 1080i HD movies, high-res 3 inch tilting screen, optional external flash and two available lenses on launch, the NEX-5 certainly seems well-equipped to take on the already established competition. Find out if it has what it takes in our in-depth Sony NEX-5 review, complete with sample JPEGs, RAW files, movies and even 3D panoramas.

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