Olympus E-P2 Review

February 4, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Olympus E-P2 from around the web.

stevehuffphoto.com »

With the E-P1 and E-P2, Olympus has been very smart. They know that there are quite a few people out there who want a small-ish compact-ish camera body that is light, sleek, sexy, and yes…fun to use! When they released the E-P1, nicknamed the “Digital Pen” they presented it as a throwback to the old days of the Olympus PEN F film camera. The PEN was a half frame film camera that was smaller than the average SLR and many loved it for its take anywhere size.
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theonlinephotographer.typepad.com »

One of the objections to E-P1 was the lack of a proper viewfinder. E-P2 certainly remedies that with its electronic viewfinder, the VF-2. Specification-wise, the viewfinder has the resolution of 1.44 MP, a refresh rate of 60 fps and a magnification of 1.15x. To the eye, the viewfinder is as good as the viewfinder on my E-3. While the E-3 might not have as big a viewfinder as full-frame offerings from other manufacturers, its viewfinder is nice and bright, and good for manual focusing. It's exactly the same with the VF-2: Nice, bright and good for manual focusing.
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