The Olympus E-PL2 is the 4th Generation PEN Digital Interchangeable Lens (DIL, aka compact mirrorless DSLR) camera. It retains more or less the same design as the E-PL1 with a couple of minor differences. The horizontal bar ascross the front of the camera is gone, the handgrip extends both toward the front and rear, and the LCD is 3.0-in. with 460k-dot resolution. The Gentle Sepia Art Filter is replaced by Dramatic Tone, and all Art Filters gain several variations. Face Detection now incorporates Eye Detect so the camera knows to focus on the eyes when it detects a face. The E-PL2 now accepts the larger capacity SDXC memory card. It is available in 4 colors: black, white, silver and red. An interesting accessory is the Close Up Spotlight MAL-1 which slides onto the hot shoe and uses adjustable light intensity LED lights on two long flexible arms (à-la-Dr. Octopus).
POWERFULLY SIMPLE OLYMPUS PEN® SYSTEM GROWS WITH INTELLIGENT ENHANCEMENTS AND BLUETOOTH® CAPABILITY: THE OLYMPUS PEN E-PL2 CAMERA
Enhance Your High Definition Videos and Stills with Movie and Still Compatible Lens Technology, New Live Guide II, More Robust Art Filter Effects and a New Range of Accessories
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., January 5, 2011 – Today Olympus announces the new powerfully simple PEN E-PL2, the fourth generation of the award-winning and pioneering Olympus PEN family of compact interchangeable lens digital cameras. Known for pro quality, point-and-shoot simplicity and high-definition video, the PEN E-PL2 continues the PEN family’s legacy of simple design, intuitive interface and Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) image quality. The new camera also expands your creative potential with Live Guide II, new in-camera creative features, new auxiliary lenses, a new Close-Up Spotlight accessory (MAL-1) and the new Olympus PENPal™ Bluetooth accessory. Capturing amazing still images and HD video just got a lot more fun. Further proof that Olympus lets you capture it all.
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