Olympus has announced the new Olympus PEN E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds camera – it features a new live guide for moveis, new design available in red, silver, black and white, with new body grip, updated 3″ 460k pixel screen, a new “live wheel” (control wheel on the back), new 14-42mm Zoom II lens (designed to be quicker and quieter for videos), and the ability to mix art filters. The E-PL2 also features a new accessory port 2 (backwards compatible with earlier accessories), the new port supports new accessories such as the Macro Arm Light, and “PENpal” blue-tooth module.
“The E-PL2 boosts your photography to the next level. Packed with simple, intuitive settings such as the Live Guide for stills and movies and the Live Wheel for making instant adjustments, the E-PL2 helps you to take incredible pictures. Combine Art Filters with innovative Art Effects at the push of a button for nearly boundless creativity, and view it all instantly on the bright 3” display screen. All of this in the trendsetting PEN design, available in four hot colours and small enough to carry with you wherever you go. A wide range of accessories lets you take your PEN even further, from extreme close up shots of exotic flowers to gorgeous underwater landscapes.”
The Olympus PEN E-PL2 features a 12.3mp sensor, anti-shake sensor, dust reduction sensor, 11 point focus, manual focus, multi-exposure, ISO200-6400, 3fps shooting, built in flash, HD video (720p, 30fps), RAW support, manual controls, 280 shot battery life, lithium-ion battery, HDMI out and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card support.