Olympus E-P2 summary
Olympus E-P2 is Olympus's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally released on April of 2010. The camera has a 12MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4032 x 3024.
The E-P2 stands at #106 out of 111 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over all #490 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your custom factors.
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Olympus E-P2 family
The Olympus E-P2 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete range underneath.
Olympus E-P2 Gallery
You can check the E-P2 from various angles in the gallery here.
Olympus E-P2 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus E-P2 based on aspects which are often regarded as important in a camera.
Olympus E-P2 Sensor specifications
The Olympus E-P2 is powered by the TruePic V chip. The sensor measurement on the Olympus E-P2 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor can capture 4032 x 3024 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor based). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CMOS sensor has 12MP and has a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW files are supported so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the E-P2's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The E-P2 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is displayed in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Olympus E-P2 dimensions
Olympus E-P2 is 0.78 lb (355 gr or 12.52 oz) & the measurement of the camera is 121mm x 70mm x 36mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.4"). The weight of average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325 gr and the Olympus E-P2 is similar compared with its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a image of the Olympus E-P2 alongside a soda to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will provide the button layout on the E-P2.
Olympus E-P2 Lens specifications
The E-P2 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 151 lenses available on the market. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the E-P2.
Olympus E-P2 Connectivity
The E-P2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send pictures and oftentimes alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Olympus E-P2 Video specifications
The highest possible video quality on the Olympus E-P2 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should really aim for a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone socket so you have got little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to buy a different model should you want decent audio for your video clips.
Olympus E-P2 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Olympus E-P2 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Olympus E-P2 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-P2 has a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder specifications for Olympus E-P2 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinders are quite handy during sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Olympus E-P2 Shutter specifications
Olympus E-P2 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Olympus E-P2 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Olympus E-P2 features external flash support but is without integrated flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/180s.
Olympus E-P2 Autofocusing specifications
Olympus E-P2 features just Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and precise when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect which is useful for taking photos of people.
The AF system has 11 focus points to select from. Olympus E-P2 boasts manual focus in case it is required during low light or you require more accurate control on focus.
Olympus E-P2 Battery life
The battery life (BLS-1) on the Olympus E-P2 is made to last for 300 shots according to the CIPA specifications making it lesser when compared to it's competitors. The average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini has the best (650) battery life within this range of cameras.
Following is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Olympus E-P2 for varying kinds of photography
The following graph gives a summary of the Olympus E-P2 for varying kinds of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Olympus E-P2 as a Portrait photography camera
The Olympus E-P2 gets a points tally of 61 which is above average, and means the camera is a good choice for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor size, RAW support along with the ability to work with off-camera flash.
Olympus E-P2 Street photography features
With a nice points tally of 74, the Olympus E-P2 is a very decent pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Olympus E-P2 as a Sports photography camera
A awful sports photography rating of 41 suggests the Olympus E-P2 is simply not suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs good autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus E-P2 Travel photography information
Weight is pretty critical when buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Olympus E-P2 gets a awful 44 as a travelling camera which is simply not suitable to take with you on your travels.
Olympus E-P2 as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone who is looking to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Olympus E-P2 and it's very good grade of 61 for a landscape camera is a fine option amongst its competition.
Olympus E-P2 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera should posses a moving display screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Olympus E-P2 is simply not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a awful rating of 30.
Olympus E-P2 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the E-P2, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall within the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line chart down below will give you a bird's eye view of the E-P2 vs it's top ranking rivals mentioned earlier.
Following are additional cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To read through a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.