The Next Evolution Of Olympus Pen Brings New Levels Of Power And
The stylish retro black metal body of the new E-P2 may be reminiscent of a
traditional rangefinder " but there's nothing traditional about this powerful
new camera from Olympus. The E-P2 is a 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens
camera, and it blends the high-quality still images of a DSLR with High
Definition (HD) video, stereo Linear PCM audio recording and in-camera
creativity " all inside an ultra-portable, easy-to-use body.
The E-P2 incorporates a new port for connecting new accessories including an
optional EMA-1 Microphone adapter and the VF-2 live-finder, a detachable
electronic viewfinder that comes with the E-P2. The live-finder easily slides
onto the camera's accessory port and hot shoe when needed to provide 1.15x
magnification, a 100% field of view with amazing resolution.
Micro Four Thirds Mount
The Micro Four Thirds Mount on the E-P2 provides many key benefits,
including the effectiveness of a digitally designed image sensor, an
ultra-compact design, and expandability and compatibility with all Micro Four
Thirds Lenses and Four Thirds System Lens via the MMF-1 Adapter.
Four Thirds System Lens Adapter
Other Four Thirds Format lenses can also be used on the E-P2 with an
available MMF-1 Four Thirds System Lens Adapter, including extreme wide-angle
fisheye and super-telephoto lenses. This further increases your range of
The sound recording function of the E-P2 helps you capture all the nuances
of classical music, the signing of birds, or any other sounds you want to
record. The system is capable of recording and playing back WAV files, and of
adding the professional quality sound to digital slide shows.
Truepic V Image Processor
In addition to more detail, the image sensor, combined with the
next-generation TruePic V Image Processor, delivers excellent dynamic range,
accurate color fidelity and reduced noise, all the way up to 6400 ISO.
In-Body Image Stabilization
The camera's In-body Image Stabilization system compensates for up to four
shutter speed steps with any of the system's interchangeable lenses. Mechanical
Image Stabilization automatically compensates for camera shake in low-light
situations or when using a telephoto lens.
A series of eight built-in Art Filters for replicating countless striking
and dramatic effects can be easily activated for both still and video imaging.
The innovative Art Filters include Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color,
Light Tone, Grainy Film and Pin Hole.
Multiple Exposure makes heightened creativity an easily-obtained objective.
Two frames can be combined, and portions of one can be combined with those of
another in any of the shooting modes. Images can be combined in playback mode or
directly on the LCD through the use of the new TruePic V Image Processor.
The E-P2's powerful 12.3 megapixel Live-MOS sensor packs a powerful
high-quality imaging punch for such a compact camera, allowing you to capture
more detail than ever before.
The camera's Digital Leveler function is a highly functional and practical
feature for such specialized requirements as architectural photography and other
Shoot movies at 30 frames per second in 720p with available manual control
over aperture and shutter speed. This new level of control allows you to express
your vision exactly how you want in your HD videos.
Electronic Image Stabilization
Electronic Image Stabilization compensates for camera shake while shooting
in the movie mode.
Dust Reduction System
A Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images. Every time you turn on the
camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and
collecting dust so that it cannot interfere with the picture imaging at any
Live View Autofocus
With the seamless precision and simplicity of a point-and-shoot, the E-P2's
Live View Autofocus system displays the images to be shot in complete focus on
the camera's bright LCD the moment the shutter button is pressed half way down.
For accurate manual focusing, MF Assist can be enabled during S-AF + MF
operation. With it you can zoom in on the central part of the image by up to
five times by turning the focus ring.
Perfect Shot Preview
With Perfect Shot Preview, you can preview and select various photographic
effects before you take the shot.
The ePortrait mode is also useful for smoothing out the facial features of
your subjects, which is a tremendous plus for High Definition playback.
A Face Detection function reduces the chance of blurry faces when shooting
groups of people"up to eight subjects at once"even if they're moving while
you're pressing the shutter button.
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with
high-tech efficiency. It can also be used in post-editing.
The E-P2 lets you select one of four Aspect Ratios (4:3, 3.2, 16.9 and 6.6)
that help frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like, for everything
from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors.
Full Manual Control
Full manual control for all programs and functions, including Aperture and
Shutter. Shutter Priority, is at your fingertips whenever it is needed or
preferred. Full automatic control is also a button-press away.
iAuto identifies your shooting intent (such as macro or action photography)
and instantly adjusts the camera settings to achieve the best results.
Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The E-P2's enhanced
playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques,
add captivating musical soundtracks, and much more.
Choose from five separate background music files to add to your still images
or video productions.
The E-P2 is the definition of state-of-the-art optical engineering in an
ultra-compact body. It weighs just 11.8 ounces and measures just 4.75 (W) x
2.95 (H) x 1.43 (D), so you can to slip into a pocket or purse and to take with
M. Zuiko Lenses
The accompanying Olympus M. ZUIKO lenses are small, lightweight, powerful
and precision engineered.
SDHC Media Cards
The E-P2 is capable of recording video to SDHC media cards to accommodate large
files. (SDHC Class 6 cards are recommended.) Videos, stills and high-fidelity
audio can also be output via HDMI cable-direct to any HD television.
Live Control, an advanced camera management system, allows you to see the image
being shot and the camera's controls all at once, on the bright, colorful, high
definition 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD. HyperCrystal LCDs offer many times the
contrast of conventional LCD monitors, and also provide a wide viewing angle of
19 Automatic Scene Modes
The E-P2 is equipped with 19 scene-select modes for effortless picture taking.
Standard scene modes like Night-Scene, Portrait and Landscape are easy-to-use
solutions for everyday shooting. Edits can be made in the camera after the
pictures are shot using the handy ePortrait Mode.