Olympus PEN E-P2 with 14-42mm lens reviews and prices: Mirrorless camera

13 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.
Olympus PEN E-P2 with 14-42mm lens: 13.1 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Mirrorless camera. See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Olympus PEN E-P2 with 14-42mm lens

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Howard, Ellesmere Port Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very Light, and portable. Easy to use and the add on electronic viewfinder is very useful for angled shots.
Bad points:
The standard kit zoom lens doesn't allow for polarising filters as the lens barrel rotates when focusing.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Jan 2010

Dave, London Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I am not a photographer, but this camera is very portable and foolproof to use. The pictures are more than good enough for my website and advertising in general, but I cannot claim to be able to judge quality above that. The only reason I was not 10/10 for Image quality and Features is that I don't know. It does everything I want and I couldn't be happier. The auto function is better than I'll ever be. I do not want to become a camera buff, I want good pictures with a minimum of fuss and knowledge. This seems to do the trick for me.
Bad points:
Slow release in Europe. Limited range of lenses(though this is improving) I guess you can't use the electronic view-finder and flash simultaneously. I have never wanted to.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Feb 2010

ju, alton Professional photographer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
lovely images,compact size,easy menus to navigate.good noise level on high iso's.
Bad points:
expensive.auto focus not always quick enough.sport mode not adequate.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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7 of 9 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2010

David, Hampshire Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
the build quality , body of the camera it reminds me of the old style olympus cameras which were very well made
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Jan 2011

Ron, Scotland Experienced amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
This is an excellent camera slightly spoiled by being a bit overcomplicated, ie it is trying to be all things to all men, you either need a very good memory to keep track of all it can do, or do what I did and decide what faclities you need and ignore what you don't
The image quality is first class and both lenses are very good [the standard zoom and pancake]
The build quality is better than most modern cameras I've tried
Bad points:
As said it's a bit overcomplicated, other than that, no complaints
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 4.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jun 2010

john, beeston nottingham Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excellant build quality,ease to use,superb qouilty results.
Bad points:
none.you pay for what you get.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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6 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Jan 2010

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
too many preset options which I will not use
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2010

Product Features

Camera Type Mirrorless
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge No
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Weight (g) 335
Flash No
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
Dimensions (mm) 120.5x70x35
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2010-01-12
Height in mm 7.0
Depth in mm 3.5
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes
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Manufacturer's Description

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 also brings a new twist to the PEN lineup: an accessory port which accommodates the included VF-2 electronic view finder or optional external microphone adapter (SEMA-1).

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