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12.3 Megapixels/ HD Movie Recording With Manual Contol/ In-Body Image Stabilization/ Built-In Pop-Up Flash/ Truepic V Image Processor/ 22 Scene-Select Modes/ Micro Four Thirds Mount/ Dust Reduction System/ Black Finish
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Olympus PEN Series Black 12.3 Megapixel Digital Camera, Model EPL2BLK

A new way to shoot and share your stills and movies.

The PEN E-PL2 continues the PEN family’s legacy of a small, light and simple design, intuitive interface and DSLR image quality and expands your creative potential with new lens technology, Live Guide, new in-camera creative features, new auxiliary lenses, a new Close-Up Spotlight accessory (MAL-1) for macro photography and the new Olympus PENPAL Bluetooth® accessory. And the newly designed E-PL2’s ergonomic body makes capturing amazing still images and HD video more fun than ever before.

Features:

  • In-Body Image Stabilization
    Say goodbye to blurry images. In both still and movie modes - the E-PL2 Image Stabilization excels. The E-PL2’s three-mode In-body Image Stabilization system compensates for up to three shutter speed steps in the still shooting modes with any of its interchangeable lenses: Mode 1 for general shooting, Mode 2 for creative high-speed horizontal capture, and Mode 3 for high-speed vertical capture. The camera's Mechanical Image Stabilization automatically compensates for camera shake in low-light situations or when using a telephoto lens. In the Movie Modes the advanced Electronic Image Stabilization tracts the images both vertically and horizontally to achieve clear sharp movies, matching the performance of the in body IS.

  • Built-In Pop-Up Flash
    Illuminate low-light subjects, reduce red eye, and fill in dark areas. Set the built-in pop-up flash to auto or control the amount of light the flash emits.

  • 12.3 Megapixel
    The E-PL2’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 Live MOS image sensor delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity and fine image details in both highlight and shadow areas.

  • 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 3200 ISO.

  • 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 time.

  • HD Movie with Manual Control, Art Filter Movie, and New Direct Movie Button
    Shoot movies at 30 frames per second, with high-quality sound, 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. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with the press of a button. You can also capture HD video (720p) using one of the six Art Filters for more creative shooting options.

  • Accessory Port
    The E-PL2 includes a port (AP2) for new accessories including the MAL-1 accessory light, the PENPAL Bluetooth® accessory – which makes it easier than ever to share your images – as well as the VF-2 viewfinder, a detachable electronic viewfinder. The external accessory port also allows for connection with the new EMA-1 external microphone adapter for enhanced audio capture.

  • Penpal
    This Bluetooth accessory plugs into the camera’s accessory port to easily save albums, send pictures from your PEN to a smart phone or another PEN. This makes it easier than ever to share images to sites like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. When the information is sent, it includes shooting location to make geo-tagging easier than ever before.

  • New Easy-to-Use Live Guide Control
    Seeing the results before you shoot can change the way you take a picture. Want more vivid or muted color in your shot? Want warmer or cooler hues? Want a brighter or darker subject, or a sharper or softer background? Or maybe you want to capture the fast-moving action of your subject with a little artistic blur, or perhaps freeze the action? Simply set the camera to iAuto, press OK to engage Live Guide, then press the up and down arrows on the back of the E-PL2 to easily slide through numerous photographic effects. Make adjustments and watch the LCD as the effects are made live -- before the image is captured! Live Guide also features a Tips section on how to compose a shot or shoot kids, pets, flowers and more.

  • 22 Scene-Select Modes
    From portraits to sunset shots, the E-PL2 is equipped with 22 Scene-Select modes for effortless picture taking, including Fireworks, Sunset, Children, Macro and Panorama, to name a few. Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to smooth your subject’s complexion. There are even three scene modes that are specific to shooting with the new conversion lenses to optimize the performance of those lenses.

  • iAuto with iEnhance
    iAuto automatically identifies the scene you're shooting – portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport – and adjusts the settings to optimize results. iEnhance can be used in any mode, and automatically engages when using iAuto to enrich color in any subject, just as the human eye sees it.

  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
    The Micro Four Thirds Mount on the E-PL2 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-2 Adapter.

  • Autofocus Live View with Autofocus Tracking
    Keep fast-moving and unpredictable subjects in focus. AF Live View displays subjects, in focus, on the LCD the instant the shutter is pressed half way. AF Tracking locks your subject into focus and adjusts focus and brightness whether you or your subject is moving.

  • Media Cards
    The E-PL2 is capable of recording video to SDHC and SDXC 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.

Specifications:

Product

  • Product type: Interchangeable Lens Type Live View Digital Camer
  • Memory: SD Memory Card(SDHC, SDXCcompatible) Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
  • Screen size: 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
  • Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Effective Pixels: number 12.3 million pixels

Image Pickup Unit

  • Product type: High speed Live MOS Sensor
  • Total no. of pixels: Approx. 13.1 million pixels
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
  • Filter array: Primary color filter (RGB)
  • Dust reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

Recording(Still)

  • Recording format: DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III
  • File format: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
  • Recording image size:
    • [RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels
    • [JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels File Size
    • RAW: 4032(H)x3042(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB
    • Set1(LF): 4032(H)x3042(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.9MB
    • Set2(LN): 4032(H)x3042(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB
    • Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
    • Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB

Recording(Movie)

  • Recording format: AVI Motion JPEG(30fps, Some Art Filters are exceptional)
  • Movie Mode
    • HD: 1280(H)x720(V) Aspect 16:9
    • SD: 640(H)x480(V) Aspect 4:3(VGA)
  • Compression Ratio: 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
  • File Size: Max 2GB(limited by AVI format)
  • Maximum Recording Time: HD: 7min, SD: 14min (Some Art Filters are exceptional)

Recording(Sound)

  • Recording format: Wave Format Base Stereo PCM/16bit, 44.1kHz
  • Maximum Recording Time: Picture with Sound: 30sec Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
  • Mic/Speaker: Mono/Mono (Stereo recording is available by using SEMA-1)

Live View

  • Type: Image Sensor(High Speed Live MOS) type
  • Field of view: 100%
  • Display Mode
    • Normal Mode
    • Grid Line (4types)
    • Histogram Mode
    • Magnified View Mode
    • Comparable View Mode
    • OFF Mode
  • Magnification Ratio: x7, x10, x14
  • Monitor information: Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, My Mode, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP
  • Display of Face Detection: Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
  • AF: High speed imager AF

Image Stabilizer

  • System: Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
  • Mode: 3 modes (IS1:2 dimensional activation, IS2:1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, IS3:1dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving ), OFF
  • Manual Function: input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
  • Effective compensation range: Approx.3EV steps (in maximum effect with 50mm lens)
  • Shutter speed range: 2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
  • IS for Movie: Shifting electronic image (so called Digital IS, IS1 mode only)

Monitor

  • Product type: HyperCrystal LCD AR(Anti-Reflective) coating
  • Size: 3.0 inches 3:2
  • Total no. of pixels: Approx. 460,000 dots
  • Playback field: of view 100%
  • Brightness control: +7 levels and -7 levels
  • Color balance: +7 levels and -7 levels

Focusing

  • AF system: Imager Contrast Detection AF system When non High-speed imager AF compatible lens is used, it works as AF assist.
  • Focus mode: Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-mFTs lenses.
  • Focusing point: 11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)
  • Focusing point selection: Auto from all 11 area, Single area from 11 area Auto from almost all area when Face detection is ON Free selection (from 225points) when Magnified View Mode is selected
  • AF illuminator: Not Available
  • AF lock: Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode
  • Focus tracking: Available
  • Magnified Spot AF: Available
  • Face priority AF/Eye Detect AF: Available
  • Manual Focus Assist: When rotation of focus ring is detected under S-AF+MF or MF mode, LV is magnified automatically

Exposure Control(Still)

  • Metering system: TTL Image Sensor metering system (1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering (3) Spot metering (approx. 1% for the viewfinder screen. Highlight / shadow bases are available)
  • Metering range: EV 0 - 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering) (At normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
  • Exposure mode: (1) i Auto (2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE (4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select AE (7) Art Filter
  • Scene select AE:
    • Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Macro, Sport, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key,
    • Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Document, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow,
    • Fisheye Conv, Wide Conv, Macro Conv
  • ISO sensitivity: AUTO: ISO 200 - 6400(customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps,
  • Exposure compensation: ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
  • AE lock: Available (Using Fn button is available)
  • Exposure bracketing: 2, 3, 5frames in 0.3, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable, 7frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7EV steps selectable
  • Metering standard value adjustment: 1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range

Exposure Control(Movie)

  • Exposure mode: (1)P: Program AE (2) A: Aperture priority AE (3)M:Manual (4) Art Filter

White Balance

  • Auto WB system: High speed Live MOS sensor
  • Preset white balance: 8 settings (3000K - 7500K) Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)
  • White balance compensation: ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)
  • CWB (Kelvin setting): 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
  • One-touch white balance: 1 custom setting can be registered
  • White balance bracketing: 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.

Color Mode

  • Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode

  • Mode: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone
  • Adjustment parameter: Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone. 3 effect levels are available in i-Enhance
  • Filter effect: Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone
  • Picture tone: Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone
  • Gradation: 4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)

Noise Filter

  • at High ISO setting: OFF, LOW, STANDARD, HIGH

Noise Reduction

  • at Slow shutter speed: OFF, ON, AUTO ON (effective when shutter speed is slower than 1sec) AUTO (effective when shutter speed is slower than 4sec(at ISO 200 or higher) or 8sec(at lower than ISO200)

Shutter

  • Product type: Computerized focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter speed:
    • 60 - 1/4000 sec.
    • Bulb: up to 30 min. (selectable longest time in the menu. Default: 8 min)
    • 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
  • Self-timer: Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
  • Remote cable release: Available (Optional RM-UC1)
  • Wireless remote control: Not Available

Drive

  • Drive mode: Single-frame shooting,Sequential shooting, Self-timer
  • Sequential shooting speed: Approx. 3 frames/sec. in sequential shooting
  • Max. recordable pictures: RAW mode: Max. 10 frames.
  • on sequential shooting: JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels (Large normal mode: approx. 17 with Toshiba Super High Speed type "Class 6" 4GB)

Flash

  • Built-in flash: Available
  • G.No: 10(Fno/m) at ISO200, 7(Fno/m) at ISO100 but ISO100 is not available
  • Mode: TTL-Auto, Manual(Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
  • Color Temperature: 5500±400°K
  • Wireless Flash Control: Available(4ch, 3Groups)
  • Compatible external flash: E-system Flash(FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14)
  • External Flash control mode: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL Flash mode of External Flash Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off.
  • Synchronization speed: 1/30-1/180 Super FP 1/125-1/4000 with External Flash
  • Flash intensity control: Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps

Art Filter

  • Mode: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Dramatic Tone

Multi Exposure

  • Number of picture: 2 frames
  • Functions: Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture

Multi Aspect

  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3(Default)/3:2/16:9/6:6
  • Process: RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio

Playback

  • Playback mode:
    • Single-frame
    • Information Display
    • Index Display(4/9/25/100 frames, Calendar)
    • Close-up (2 - 14X)
    • Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
    • Picture rotation (manual),
    • Slideshow(Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
  • Information display:
    • Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available),
    • Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information

Menu

  • Languages: Japan: Japanese, English Others: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Reset & custom setting

  • My mode: 2 setting recordable

Image Editing

  • Erasing function: Single frame, All, Selected frames(from Index)
  • Protect function: Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
  • RAW picture editing: RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
  • JPEG editing: Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Aspect. Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), e-portrait

Print

  • Print: function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)

Input/Output

  • PC interface: USB 2.0 High Speed for storage through Multi-connector(MTP mode is available)
  • TV interface: HDMI(HD/Mono or Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
  • USB/Video connector: Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1, USB cable is available)
  • HDMI: Mini HDMI type-C(1080i/720p/576p/480p)
  • Flash attachment: Hot shoe
  • DC-in: No
  • Accessory attachment: Accessory port (AP2) works with VF-2, SEMA-1, Macro Arm Light MAL-1 and Communication Unit Olympus PENPAL

Power Requirements

  • Battery: BLS-5 Li-ion battery (included)
  • Sleep mode: Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)
  • No. of recordable pictures (with 50% flash light): Approx. 280 shots (CIPA test standard) (with BLS-5 and Toshiba Class 6 SDHC 4GB card under CIPA testing standard)
  • Power battery holder: Not Available

Operating Environment

  • Temperature: 0 - 40°C (operation) / -20 - 60°C (storage)
  • Humidity: 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

In the Box

  • Body
  • Li-ion battery BLS-5
  • Li-ion battery charger BCS-5
  • USB/Video Multi cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • OLYMPUS Viewer 2/ib CD-ROM
  • Instruction manual
  • Warranty card

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.86"
  • Width: 4.54"
  • Depth: 1.65"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: .80 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.3 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.86"
Width (inches)4.54"
Depth (inches)1.65"
Optical Zoom3x
Built-In FlashYes
Focus ModesSingle AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeHyperCrystal LCD AR(Anti-Reflective) coating
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Shutter Speed 2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
Storage Media SD Memory Card(SDHC, SDXCcompatible) Class 6 is recommended for
Power SourceBLS-5 Li-ion battery
White BalanceAuto
  

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  • Small / Compact

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  • Fragile LCD
  • No Viewfinder

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    Comments about Olympus PEN Series Black 12.3 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    Back light went out on camera LCD display, couldn't see anything although the camera will still take pictures, don't know what they look like until downloaded. Took me back to old 35mm film. [...] Hope I have better luck with the new one. I was excited about this camera, not sure now.

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    Olympus PEN Series Black 12.3 Megapixel Digital Camera

    Olympus PEN Series Black 12.3 Megapixel Digital Camera

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